I really liked how well this book clarified the similarities, and differences, between narcissism, anti-social personality disorder, sociopathy, and psychopathy. I've read this information before, but it often went in such a circular manner that clarity was lost. Not with this book! Here, the information is crystal clear.
The book could do with some minor editing. Sometimes a similar, but incorrect, word is used. This does not distract in any real manner from the content.
Identifying, Understanding and Managing Narcissism
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.
This Narcissistic Personality Disorder book covers:
- Myth of Narcissus
- Clinical definition of Narcissistic personality disorder
- How narcissists see themselves?
- How to Spot a Narcissist – in office, clubs, among relatives and friends
- Can you recognize yourself - victims of narcissists
- Similarities and differences of persons suffering from pathological NPD and other mental disorders
- Narcissist, sociopath and psychopaths
- Relationships and the narcissist
- Celebrity narcissists
- Trumpeting you way into narcissism
- Hollywood Celebrity culture and the cult of narcissism