Rethinking Narcissism: The Secret to Recognizing and Coping with Narcissists

Paperback | July 5, 2016

byDr. Craig Malkin

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When most of us hear the word narcissism or narcissist, we envision vain, preening, braggarts who can’t stop talking about themselves. But most of the time, we’ve got it wrong; many narcissists aren’t driven by looks,fame, or money—some may even be shy or soft spoken. The startling truth is we’ve been distracted by an empty stereotype that blinds us to far more reliable signs of danger—and an entire generation is suffering because of it.  

In Rethinking Narcissism Harvard Medical School psychologist Craig Malkin addresses the "narcissism epidemic" by illuminating the spectrum of narcissism, identifying ways to control the trait, and explaining how too little of it may be a bad thing. Readers will learn that there's far more to narcissism than its reductive invective would imply. The reality is that we all fall somewhere between utter selflessness and grandiosity. A healthy middle—a healthy degree of narcissism—is essential for a strong sense of self. Malkin deconstructs our misconceptions of narcissism and offers clear, step-by-step guidance on how to protect ourselves and how to promote healthy narcissism in our partners, our children, and ourselves.

 

 

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When most of us hear the word narcissism or narcissist, we envision vain, preening, braggarts who can’t stop talking about themselves. But most of the time, we’ve got it wrong; many narcissists aren’t driven by looks,fame, or money—some may even be shy or soft spoken. The startling truth is we’ve been distracted by an empty stereotype ...

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Harvard Medical School psychologist and Huffington Post blogger Craig Malkin addresses the "narcissism epidemic," by illuminating the spectrum of narcissism, identifying ways to control the trait, and explaining how too little of it may be a bad thing."What is narcissism?" is one of the fastest rising searches on Google, and articles o...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.58 inPublished:July 5, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062348116

ISBN - 13:9780062348111

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read--breezed through it I loved this book. The stories were vivid and well told. The concept of echoism was so helpful. It wasn't just another book about narcissists and how loud and awful they are (Uh--we knew that, thanks) It dug in to the subject and really helped me understand myself and others and offered plenty of practical tips. My only compliant is that I wanted a lot more about echoism--sequel?
Date published: 2015-10-23

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“Craig Malkin’s book is another step in the direction of a broad and inclusive psychological understanding of human behavior and a step away from prejudice and narrow concepts of the human mind.”