Identifying and Understanding the Narcissistic Personality

Author: Elsa F. Ronningstam
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198033967
Format: PDF, Docs
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Narcissists have been much maligned, but according to clinicians who study personality, there are many productive narcissists who succeed spectacularly well in life because they can articulate a vision and make others follow. Elsa Ronningstam, who has been studying and treating narcissists for 20 years, presents a balanced, comprehensive, and up-to-date review of our understanding of narcissistic personality disorder, explaining the range from personality trait, which can be productive, to full-blown disorder, which can be highly destructive. Through fascinating case histories, Ronningstam shows us the inner life of narcissists, the tug of war that exists within them between self-confidence and arrogance on the one hand and painful shame and insecurity on the other. It is the first integrated clinical and empirical guide to assist clinicians in their work with narcissistic patients.

The Narcissist Next Door

Author: Jeffrey Kluger
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698170512
Format: PDF, ePub
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A timely and provocative exploration of narcissism, from Donald Trump to Kanye West to Lance Armstrong, that shows us how to recognize and handle the narcissists we encounter every day. Narcissists are everywhere. There are millions of them in the United States alone: politicians, entertainers, businesspeople, your neighbors. Recognizing and understanding them is crucial to your not being overtaken by them, says Jeffrey Kluger in his provocative book about this insidious disorder. The odds are good that you know a narcissist—probably a lot of them. You see them in your office, on TV, maybe even in the mirror. The odds are also good that they are intelligent, confident, and articulate—the center of attention. With intelligence, sight and wit, Kluger explains the startling new research into narcissism and the insights that research is yielding. He explains how narcissism and narcissists affect our lives at work and at home, on the road, and in the halls of government; what to do when we encounter narcissists; and how to neutralize narcissism’s effects before it’s too late. As a writer and editor at Time, Kluger knows how to take science’s cutting-edge research and transform it into perceptive, accessible writing—which he does brilliantly in The Narcissist Next Door. Highly readable and deeply engaging, this book helps us understand narcissism and narcissists more fully.

The Everything Guide to Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Author: Cynthia Lechan Goodman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 144052968X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Narcissistic Personality Disorder, often mistaken for a too-big ego or inflated self-esteem, is in actuality a severe psychological condition that ruins marriages, social relationships, work environments, and the sufferer's own sense of self. Although perceived as self-confident and arrogant, narcissists are really victims of devastatingly low self-esteem and insecurity. The Everything Guide to Narcissistic Personality Disorder is a comprehensive resource for readers who need guidance, including information on: Identifying the symptoms in themselves and their loved ones Different types of narcissists Living with a narcissistic (one-way) relationship Treatment options and methods Preventing narcissism in children and young adults Recovering from a narcissistic relationship with a parent, spouse, or friend Complete with an exclusive section on the epidemic of "net narcissism" due to social media, The Everything Guide to Narcissistic Personality Disorder is the complete guide to a misunderstood disorder that impacts millions everyday.

Understanding and Treating Pathological Narcissism

Author: John S. Ogrodniczuk
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: 9781433812347
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"Understanding and Treating Pathological Narcissism is intended to provide an overview of important issues related to the psychotherapeutic treatment of patients with this debilitating condition. The book draws on the knowledge of highly skilled, well-respected contributors who are at the forefront of clinical and empirical advances in the field, and the concise chapters provide an introduction to various topics that are relevant to the treatment of patients with pathological narcissism. This point deserves emphasis: This book should not be perceived as a comprehensive treatment guide or definitive textbook on pathological narcissism, but rather as a synopsis of key issues that provides the reader with a basic grounding. The complexity of pathological narcissism cannot be addressed comprehensively in the space of a series of short chapters. That being said, the unique focus and the breadth of topics covered herein should make this book a useful clinical reference"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).

The Handbook of Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Author: W. Keith Campbell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118029268
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The Handbook of Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder is the definitive resource for empirically sound information on narcissism for researchers, students, and clinicians at a time when this personality disorder has become a particularly relevant area of interest. This unique work deepens understanding of how narcissistic behavior influences behavior and impedes progress in the worlds of work, relationships, and politics.!--EndFragment--

Freeing Yourself from the Narcissist in Your Life

Author: Linda Martinez-Lewi
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781585426249
Format: PDF
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Draws on profiles of such examples as Pablo Picasso, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Ayn Rand to explore the personality disorder, identifying the sources of narcissism in today's world while explaining how to avoid narcissist-related abuse.

The Narcissist You Know

Author: Joseph Burgo
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476785694
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In the tradition of The Sociopath Next Door, clinical psychologist Joseph Burgo’s The Narcissist You Know is a “clear, easily digestible” (Kirkus Reviews) guide to help you identify, disarm, and coexist with extreme narcissists. In today’s social media and selfie-obsessed culture, we are living in an age of narcissism—and a society that often celebrates this potentially harmful trait rather than understanding it as a psychological disorder. Scientists are beginning to learn that narcissism exists on a spectrum—much like autism—and most of us exhibit some mild narcissistic tendencies. But one in twenty people fall into a category the author refers to as Extreme Narcissism, in which these self-absorbed characteristics result in destructive behavior that harms not only the individual but everyone around them, including friends, family, and coworkers. With more than thirty years of experience studying personality disorders and treating extreme narcissists, Dr. Joseph Burgo has developed a useful guidebook to help you “spot narcissists out there in the wild” (Glamour) and then understand and manage the narcissistic personalities in your own life. Relying on detailed profiles, vignettes from the author’s practice, and celebrity biographies, The Narcissist You Know offers easy-to-understand tools and solutions you can use to defuse hostile situations and survive assaults on your self-esteem should you ever find yourself in an extreme narcissist’s orbit.

Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Author: Rina Mcnally
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781981895489
Format: PDF, ePub
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Narcissism is a topical subject. It has always been known to afflict famous personalities, movie stars and corporate stars. The interest in narcissism has now peaked with a new high profile personality reported to be suffering from it - Donald Trump. Do you see him as a narcissist or a messiah of the American masses? Read this book to analyse the pros and cons of this controversial disorder. But narcissism is much more than a disorder vexing the rich and famous. Is a narcissist powerful and ruthless person, like he is made out to be? Or is their bravado, swagger and bluster only a mask to protect their delicate personality? How do narcissists perceive themselves? How others perceive them? How do narcissists see others perceiving them? Are narcissists intentionally fooling or deceiving themselves about their larger than life image? If so, what purpose does it achieve? There must be some reason and method to the madness. This book comprehensively addresses this dilemma. Modern media bombards you with messages which range from bizarre to overtly spectacular. The reality television gives you a vicarious peek into the lives of the rich and famous. The naked truth is purveyed in center-spreads of glossy tabloids. There is no escape from obsession and narcissism. You are forced to identify with one glam star or other. The cult of narcissism is within your reach and lounging just around the corner. Is it possible to escape from the clutches of narcissism? Narcissistic Personality Disorder, how to identifying, understanding and managing narcissism will reveal the inner secrets of a narcissist to you.

How to Handle a Narcissist

Author: Theresa Jackson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781521339978
Format: PDF, Mobi
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#1 Amazon Bestselling Author on Narcissism and Grief for a Parent #"How to Handle a Narcissist" is an informed guide to help you understand, handle and live with extreme narcissists. This spectral approach to narcissism combines the latest research with real-life stories and practical advice. Research findings will show you what works when dealing with narcissists at different points on the narcissistic spectrum, rather than only those who have a personality disorder. Most of us show some degree of self-enhancing tendencies, but as we move up the narcissistic scale towards extreme narcissism, behaviors and characteristics start to harm not only the individual but people around them. Whether the narcissistic person in your life is your partner, family member, friend or co-worker, this book will help you to understand what you need to do to regain control of your boundaries, and guide the relationship in whichever direction is best for yourself and others. Narcissists can make our lives hellish, but by understanding them and then following a few simple steps we can take back control of our boundaries and empower ourselves when dealing with these unavoidable personalities! Here Is a Preview of What You'll Learn... Learn how to identify and differentiate between healthy and extreme narcissism, and determine how the narcissist in your life ranks for both Discover how narcissism can be considered a dependence on narcissistic supply, mirroring a dependence on alcohol or other drugs Find out what the narcissist wants from you Discover practical research-based methods to making life easier with the narcissist Read about other people's experiences with narcissists, and what they subsequently learnt Download your copy today! Download your copy of "How to Handle a Narcissist" to learn real, valuable and helpful tips to influence a narcissist and start seeing things improve in a matter of days. Check Out What Others Are Saying... "This book was really easy to read and avoided the blame, shame and label rhetoric that you see when you read about narcissists. I found it really useful to see the narcissist in my life as more of a person and why they were being so difficult. Then I could handle them from a much calmer place. Really helpful" - S. Goldberg"I bought this to help me decide what to do about my narcissistic mother. I'm going to give the techniques a try and see if we can have something of a relationship, really hoping they work" - M. Winston Download your copy today!

Unmasking Narcissism

Author: Mark Ettensohn, Psy. D .
Publisher: Althea Press
ISBN: 9781623156428
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In Unmasking Narcissism, clinical psychologist Mark Ettensohn, Psy.D. puts readers in the narcissist's shoes, providing the often-overlooked perspective that narcissists are human beings too. This groundbreaking guide helps you to see past the narcissist's armor so you can develop healthier relationships. You may be at your wits end in dealing with a narcissistic boss, or finally accepting a loved one's Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) diagnosis. Whatever your circumstances, the exercises and advice in these pages show you how to survive and thrive in a narcissistic relationship, providing the tools and techniques to be your own advocate, rather than try to change or ignore the narcissist. You'll learn to make space for yourself and set boundaries, address the narcissist in a calm, nonconfrontational way, and cultivate coping styles without losing sight of your own needs. Throughout Unmasking Narcissism, you'll learn why narcissists behave the way they do (from grandstanding to name-dropping to rule-breaking) and uncover healthy strategies for dealing with these behaviors. Featuring real-world stories from people coping with narcissists, this book helps you gain insight into narcissistic traits and behaviors--and provides in-depth explanations to adapt to your own experiences. Discover how to develop a healthy, positive relationship, with: Easy-to-read sections organizing narcissism into three dimensions, aligned with the DSM-IV criteria for Narcissistic Personality Disorder: grandiose, self-serving, and vanity. Helpful healing techniques concluding each chapter, including how to diffuse arguments instead of fuel them, mindfulness meditation, and exploring vulnerability. Explorations and practical tools for living in harmony with a narcissist. No matter how difficult someone with NPD may be, Unmasking Narcissism offers useful coping strategies and practical tools to help you transform your relationship with a narcissist and live in harmony.