He is the author of Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited and other books about Narcissistic Personality Disorder and relationships with abusive narcissists . Start by marking “Malignant Self-Love: Narcissism Revisited” as Want to Read: Married to a Narcissist or a Psychopath - or Divorcing One? heartbreak of Narcissistic Personality Disorder but to the narcissism inherent in the human personality itself. I'm a Ph.D. My book, Malignant Self Love - Narcissism Revisited, offers a detailed , first-hand account of what it is like to have a Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
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The complete title of Vaknin's text is Malignant Self Love — Narcissism Revisited and was published in , with multiple reprints since that date. Vaknin utilized the term as part of his effort to offer new insights into NPD.
The term is also used as part of his effort to offer a better organized methodological framework that utilizes a new psychodynamic language intended to more accurately describe the dynamics of NPD. Overview of Narcissistic Personality Disorder The world-renowned Mayo Clinic defines narcissistic personality disorder as a personality disorder in which a person has an inflated sense of their own importance as well as a deep need for excessive attention and admiration.
This mental illness is marked by troubled relationships and a lack of empathy for other people. Hidden behind what is perceived as extreme confidence is a fragile self-esteem.
A person with NPD is highly vulnerable to even the slightest criticism. Who is Dr. Sam Vaknin? Sam Vaknin, the author of Malignant Self Love — Narcissism Revisited and the person who is credited with furthering, if not creating, the term malignant self love, is not a mental health professional. He is diagnosed with NPD. He is an Israeli, born in , who is a writer by profession.
Presumably, this amply sums up the nature of his namesakes: The mythological Narcissus rejected the advances of the nymph Echo and was punished by Nemesis, consigned to pine away as he fell in love with his own reflection - exactly as Echo had pined away for him.
How apt. Narcissists are punished by echoes and reflections of their problematic personalities up to this very day.
How do I know so much about narcissism? I am a narcissist and, of course, I've done a lot of research on the subject.
My name is Sam Vaknin. I'm a Ph.
It offers new insights and an organized methodological framework using a new psychodynamic language. Inside this site, and through my book , I survey the main body of research about narcissism.
I warn you though, Narcissism is a slippery subject: A new vocabulary had to be invented to account for the myriad of facets and appearances - false and true - of this disease. I've also included many frequently asked questions about narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder NPD along with excerpts from my very popular Narcissism Email List.
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