How Narcissism Stems from a Desire for Control

How Narcissism Stems from a Desire for Control

A desire for control is at the center of many mental health disorders, but perhaps nowhere is it more obvious – and more impactful on others – than in Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD.) The links between narcissism and a desire for control aren’t exactly surprising. After all, if a narcissist can control the situation and […] Read more »

The Transition from Humblebrag to Narcissist

The Transition from Humblebrag to Narcissist

We’ve all seen them on social media. Posts that, even if they’re celebrating a person’s accomplishments. Posts that seem to somehow come off as arrogant. Things like, “My son has the highest reading level in his class! Not surprised though, since I was his teacher #GoodTryOtherMoms.” Or: “Obviously, I got that promotion at work. After […] Read more »

The Fine Line Between Pride and Narcissism

The Fine Line Between Pride and Narcissism

85% of people suffer from low self-esteem. While everyone is always looking for ways to feel better about themselves, sometimes confidence can be taken to the extreme. Pride and narcissism are two completely different things. One propels us forward, making us feel capable. The other is self-destructive, egotistical, and hurts the people around us. In this post, […] Read more »

How did I Succumb to Narcissism?

If you suffer from narcissism, you’re not alone. In fact, recent studies show that over 6% of the population has been diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD.) That same study also shows that your NPD impacts men and women at roughly the same rate. 47% of patients are male, and 53% of patients are female. Still, you […] Read more »

Self-Directed Narcissistic Rage

Introduction From the early 1990’s onwards Mel Gibson was the golden boy of movie land. From modern day action hero and romantic lead in the Lethal Weapon franchise, via classical inaction hero in Hamlet to double Oscar winner for Braveheart, Gibson could seemingly do no wrong. But by the early 2000’s his star had definitely […] Read more »