When most of us hear the wordnarcissismornarcissist, weenvisionvain, preening, braggarts who can t stoptalking about themselves. Butmost of the time, we ve got it wrong; many narcissistsaren tdriven bylooks, fame, or money somemay even beshyorsoft spoken. Thestartling truth is we ve been distracted by anempty stereotype that blinds us to far more reliable signs of danger and an entire generation is suffering because of it.
InRethinking NarcissismHarvard Medical School psychologist Craig Malkin addresses the "e;narcissism epidemic"e; by illuminating the spectrum of narcissism, identifying ways to control the trait, and explaining how too little of it may be a bad thing. Readers will learn that there's far more to narcissism than its reductive invective would imply. Thereality is that we all fall somewhere between utter selflessness and grandiosity. A healthy middle a healthy degree of narcissism is essential for a strong sense of self. Malkin deconstructs our misconceptions of narcissism and offers clear, step-by-step guidanceon how to protectourselvesand how to promote healthy narcissism in our partners, our children, and ourselves.