In the tradition of The Sociopath Next Door, clinical psychologist Joseph Burgo's The Narcissist You Know is a 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 20 people falls 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 30 years of experience studying personality disorders and treating extreme narcissists, Dr. Joseph Burgo has developed a useful guidebook to help you identify, understand, and manage narcissistic personalities. 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.
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everyone needs to read this book
- Brian Silveria
Lessons on Shame
Stop Caretaking the Borderline or Narcissist. More about psychology science than lay person approach.
There were no characters.
Joe Jackson beating Michael was horrifying.
The narrator sounds uncannily like Kelsey Grammar, like getting advice from Frazier Crane. The author expounds that shame is at the root of various forms of Narcissism. He uses many celebrity bio's in his analysis and examples. I like that the scholarly approach goes beyond couples, including work and family dynamics.