People often ask me what’s new about Rethinking Narcissism.
And the answer is—well, quite a lot: a new definition of narcissism (that explains why there are so many “types” of narcissists), the real reason millenials got such a bad rap, the secret to dealing with narcissistic coworkers, friends, and loved ones—the list goes on. But one of the ideas that resonates most for people who read my work is the concept of echoism—and how it draws us, unwittingly, into relationships with extremely narcissistic friends and partners.
Welcome friends and fans. Thank you for following my work and sharing your feedback. I deeply appreciate the thoughtfulness and gratitude so many of you have conveyed in your comments and messages. I’ve been moved not only by the pain and power of your stories, but the courage you’ve shown in sharing them. I wish I could reply to each of you, at length, but due to the volume of correspondence I receive, I’m no longer able to. But please know that I read all your questions and comments and often address the issues they raise in my articles. One other disclaimer: HIPPA law restricts psychologists from providing therapeutic advice or conducting sensitive conversations through social media or email. I apologize for any inconvenience this might cause. If you’d like to set up a confidential face-to-face, skype, or phone consultation, please call my office: 617-491-1660. You can find fees here. I‘m grateful your interest and support! - Craig Malkin.
I'm so excited to have this opportunity to officially announce the launch of my brand new podcast I’m hosting called, The Dr. Craig Malkin Show, and to celebrate the launch I have a very special event planned for you that I think you're going to love, where I’ll be giving away 5 copies of my book, plus you could win a personal consultation with me, valued at $400!
Most of us want to raise caring and self-confident children, but does telling your children they're special too often and pouring on the praise mean you'll raise a narcissistic brat?
At a recent book signing I responded to an excellent question, "What's The Difference Between Echoism And Healthy Introversion?"
It's extraordinarily helpful for me to draw on personal experience in my work with clients. It adds a depth of emotion and understanding that's hard to reach when I don't bring some of myself into the room. That's one of the reasons I openly talk about my relationship with my mother inside my book Rethinking Narcissism. She introduced me to the topic in the most immediate and vital way possible. And I couldn't have imagined introducing you, the reader, to narcissism, without describing the very struggles that brought me to the topic in the first place. I thought I'd share some of the background from the introduction of my book. I'd love to hear from you in the comments if you've had anyone in your life you've suspected of being a narcissist, and want to share how that's affected you.
The Oprah Winfrey Network interviewed me recently for their OWN Show, which I have to admit was an amazing experience. I sat down in their studio and answered a series of questions, 12 of which are in today's post below. I wanted to share these with you because when a spouse, partner or family member is showing narcissistic characteristics they can often go unrecognized and many times you could end up thinking there is something wrong with you. I hope this guidance and advice helps you on your journey through Rethinking Narcissism.
Here in America, we're a little over a year away from casting our votes for the next President of the United States. Campaigns are underway to help convince the public who they should vote for. Which potential leaders and their actions deserve your praise? My recent article on the Huffington post (that's currently had almost 5,000 likes/shares) indicates that we all want to make smart, informed decisions about the answer to that question.
You saw it here first, extroverted and introverted narcissism, and a recent article inside NYMag.com highlights not just my thoughts on the matter, but what the research is telling us... "It's just a mess with all these different terms. At the common core, these are people who are addicted to feeling special. It's just that there are a lot of ways to do it."
After teaching at local universities, Dr. Malkin became a Chief Psychologist at Harvard Medical School’s Cambridge Hospital, in Cambridge Massachusetts, where he instructed interns, residents, and fellows in the theory and practice of psychotherapy. In 2003, he left this position to expand his private practice and continued to supervise and teach for Harvard Medical School’s training program. Read More...
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