How to spot a narcissist, how to tell it from high self-esteem, how the trait is related to eating disorders and how to deal with a narcissist.
Most people are at least somewhat narcissistic since, like all personality traits, narcissism exists on a continuum.
Narcissism refers to being self-centred, boastful and preoccupied with one’s own needs which, when you think about, is not all that uncommon.
From some angles, for example, high self-esteem can look like narcissism.
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Indeed, researchers even find that ‘normal’ narcissism can be beneficial in some respects.
However, at the extremes, narcissism is a personality disorder that causes serious problems in personal relationships, at home and at work.
A narcissistic partner, relation or boss can be very difficult to cope with.
Here are 9 psychology studies from the members-only section of PsyBlog on the personality trait of narcissism.
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- How To Deal With A Narcissist
- A Fascinating Sign of ‘Normal’ Narcissism
- The Type Of Narcissism Linked To Eating Disorders
- How To Spot A Narcissistic Leader
- This Selfish Personality Trait Fades With Age
- A Sign That You Are Dealing With A Narcissist
- How To Distinguish Narcissism From High Self-Esteem
- The Trick Questions That Reveal A Narcissist
- 3 Signs Of A Grandiose Narcissist
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This site is all about scientific research into how the mind works.
It’s mostly written by psychologist and author, Dr Jeremy Dean.
I try to dig up fascinating studies that tell us something about what it means to be human.