"I don't care what you think unless it is about me." - Kurt Cobain. The words of the late American musician is, in a nutshell, what a narcissist believes. They are the center of the universe. The sun rises and sets because of them. Nothing else matters but themselves. Do you, or does someone you know, suffer from narcissism? Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is a condition in which the individual has an inflated sense of importance. He or she is beyond vain to the point that they are completely obsessed and engrossed with none other than themselves. A narcissist is mentally unable to recognize or even care when their own self-absorbed tendencies are causing great harm to others. Sound familiar? Hitler, Stalin and even some of the rich and famous celebrities we all know and love are narcissists. Perhaps you (or a loved one) are too. If so, or even if you just want to learn more about the intriguing condition, you simply must listen to this book. You won't believe how extreme this personality disorder can be. Remember World War II? It was a direct result the narcissistic behavior the infected one man but impacted the entire world. Yes, it's that powerful! In this book, you will not only learn about the disease but also how to diagnose yourself or others and what, if anything, can be done about it. Find out the three top contributors that can lead to the disorder and explore the following questions. Can narcissism be prevented? Where is the fine line drawn between a person who is vain, seeking recognition and prestige and one who truly suffers from the full-blown mental disability of Narcissistic Personality Disorder that affects one percent of the population? What traits do they share and which ones set them worlds apart?
This book was much shorter than I'd expected but had helpful information. Pretty basic info.
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This is clear in content and narration. It offers unambiguous detail about the disorder and how to cope with it from multiple perspectives.
Great description of symptoms . If the narcissist is willing to get treatment , his world can change for the best . He can learn to recognize and appreciate kindness & love and even reciprocate. Whole families can benefit and heal if everyone will participate in treatment .
Short intro to the basic ideas. The suggested actions are more "soothing" than helpful. Disappointed.
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