It’s Narcissist Friday!
Since we have had several things on the general narcissism topic this past week, it seems like time for more books.
Where Egos Dare, Dean B. McFarlin and Paul D. Sweeney, Kogan Page, London, 2000.
Narcissistic leaders are found in almost every profession and organization. They feed on the sense of accomplishment and glory that can come with leadership and they often claim credit for the work of others. Identifying them and dealing with them is the subject of this book.
Why Is It Always About You?, Sandy Hotchkiss, Free Press, New York, 2003.
Narcissistic Personality Disorder is the label given to a certain set of characteristics by psychologists. Hotchkiss takes the major points of the NPD symptoms and explains them in an easy-to-read book that I found to be very helpful. This would be a good book for beginning a serious study of the issue. The author presents strategies for dealing with narcissists and explains how and why people got that way.
Trapped In The Mirror, Elan Golomb, Quill William Morrow, New York, 1992.
Children of narcissistic parents have peculiar struggles that a counselor may not recognize at the outset. These people often believe they have no value or even any real existence. They also often grow up to become narcissists themselves. Golomb writes to explain the narcissistic parent and the lasting effect on adult children. The book is a series of case study stories that give a look at particular problems.
Help! I’m In Love With A Narcissist, Steven Carter and Julia Sookol,M. Evans & Co., New York, 2005.
Narcissism does its greatest damage to the people who are drawn into close relationship with the narcissist. Why do some people find themselves in love with these hurtful people? Why do these people hurt others? Through many case stories, the authors attempt to answer these and other questions about narcissism in relationships.