Narcissism: The Mind of a Narcissist

By: Dr. Sam Vaknin

Narcissism, Pathological Narcissism, Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), the Narcissist,

And Relationships with Abusive Narcissists and Psychopaths

    Sam Vaknin   

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Journal Entries about Narcissism

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How I "Became" a Narcissist (The Genesis of Narcissism)

My Woman and I (Narcissists and Women)

Narcissist, the Machine (The Narcissist's Self-Image)

The Narcissist is Looking for a Family

The Magic of My Thinking (Narcissism and Magical Thinking)

The Music of My Emotions (Narcissism and Emotions)

I Love to be Hated (Narcissism and Masochism)

Grandiosity Deconstructed (Narcissism and Grandiosity)

The Entitlement of Routine (Narcissism and Entitlement)

Wasted Lives (Narcissism and Self-Defeat)

The Split Narcissist (Narcissism, False and True Selves)

The Anxiety of Boredom (Narcissism and Anxiety)

A Great Admiration (Narcissism and Grandiose Fantasies)

The Narcissist in Love with His Own Disorder

Why do I Write Poetry? (Narcissism and Repressed Emotions)

The Sad Dreams of the Narcissist (Narcissism and Dysphorias)

The Lonely Narcissist (Narcissism and Schizoid Traits)

The Green Eyed Narcissist (Narcissism, Jealousy, and Envy)

The Discontinuous Narcissist (Narcissism and Dissociation)

Dr. Jackal and Mr. Hide (Somatic vs. Cerebral Narcissists)

Portrait of the Narcissist as a Young Man

Pseudologica Fantastica (Narcissism and Compulsive Lying)

I Cannot Forgive (The Narcissist as Predator)

The Ghost in the Machine (Narcissism and Rootlessness)

That Thing Between a (Narcissistic) Man and a Woman

The Malignant Optimism of the Abused (Victims of Narcissists)

No One Counts to Ten (Narcissism and Defiance of Authority)

The Ubiquitous Narcissist (Narcissism and Omnipresence)

The Disappearance of the Witnesses (Narcissistic Reflection)

Physique Dysmorphique (Narcissism and Body Dysmorphic Disorders)

Being There (Narcissism and Selective Memory)

Other People's Pain (Narcissism, Sadism, and Masochism)

The Weapon of Language (Narcissists and Language)

Studying my Death (Narcissism and Mortality)

Beware the Children (Narcissists and Children)

It is My World, Who are You? (Narcissism and Omnipotence)

Conspicuous Existence (Narcissism and Omnipresence)

The Self-Deprecating Narcissist (Narcissism and Sense of Humor)

The Selfish Gene

The Genetic Underpinnings of Narcissism

The Silver Pieces of the Narcissist (Narcissists and Money)

A Holiday Grudge (Narcissists and Happiness)

Ideas of Reference (Narcissism and Paranoia)

The Delusional Way Out (Narcissists and Deficient Narcissistic Supply)

For the Love of God (Narcissism and Religion)

The Opaque Mirror (Narcissism and Reality)

Narcissistic Routines (Narcissism and Compulsive Acts)

Pathological Narcissism - A Dysfunction or a Blessing?

The Losses of the Narcissist (Narcissism and Self-Destruction)

Transformations of Aggression (Narcissism, Rage, Envy)

Chronos and Narcissus (Narcissists and their Protégés)

The Labors of the Narcissist (Narcissism in the Workplace)

The Objects of the Narcissist (Narcissism and the Inanimate)

To Age with Grace (Narcissism in Old Age)

 Narcissism - Discussing Various Issues

Grandiosity Hangover and Narcissistic Baiting

The Energy of Self (Narcissism and Mental Energy)

Whistling in the Dark (Narcissism and the Grandiosity Gap)

The Embarrassing Narcissist (Narcissism is Laughable)

Narcissism, Grandiosity and Intimacy - The Roots of Paranoia

Losing for Granted (Narcissism, Losses, and Life Crises)

Facilitating Narcissism (Narcissism and Social Skills)

Telling Them Apart (How to Recognize a Narcissist)

The Adrenaline Junkie (Narcissism as a Thrill Ride)

Narcissism and Evil

Narcissism, Substance Abuse, and Reckless Behaviors

The Cyber Narcissist (Narcissists on the Internet)

Abusing the Gullible Narcissist

The Two Loves of the Narcissist

The Professions of the Narcissist

Misdiagnosing Narcissism - The Bipolar I Disorder

Misdiagnosing Narcissism - Asperger's Disorder

Misdiagnosing Narcissism - Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Acquired Situational Narcissism

The Narcissist's Reality Substitutes

The Narcissist's Confabulated Life

Narcissism - From Abuse to Suicide

The Narcissist's Object Constancy

Back to La-la Land (Giving the Narcissist a Second Chance)

The Cult of the Narcissist (The Narcissist as Guru)

The Narcissist's Time

The Communal, Prosocial Narcissist as Misanthropic Altruist (Philanthropy as Sadistic Narcissism)

Grandiosity Bubbles (Temporary Narcissistic Outbreak)

The Depressive Narcissist (Narcissism, Depression, and Dysphoria)

The Enigma of Normal People (Narcissists and Social Cues)

Dr. Watson and Mr. Hastings (The Narcissist and His Friends)

The Intermittent Explosive Narcissist (Narcissistic Injury and Rage)

The Narcissism of Differences Big and Small

Inner Dialog, Cognitive Deficits, and Introjects in Narcissism

The Prodigy as Narcissistic Injury

Indifference and Decompensation (as forms of Narcissistic Aggression)

Narcissism, Psychosis, and Delusions

The Narcissist as Eternal Child

Idealization, Grandiosity, Cathexis, and Narcissistic Progress

The Narcissist's Inner Judge (Superego and Narcissistic Defenses)

The Pathological Charmer

The Communal, Prosocial Narcissist as Compulsive Giver

Twenty Years Later: The Instagram Mirror

(Entries are added periodically)

Chats and Interviews

Financial Times: When narcissism becomes pathological (click HERE to download the article)

HealthyPlace Narcissism and Abuse Videos


Narcissists as Abusers TV Shows

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HealthyPlace Narcissism CHAT with Sam Vaknin

Relationships with Abusive Narcissists CHAT

Narcissists in the Workplace Chat Transcript

WhoHub Interview

Help Me Rhonda! radio talk show on narcissists

Listen to an Interview with Monda Williams

Audrey Michelle Talks to Sam Vaknin – Click HERE, HERE, HERE, or HERE

Listen to Network Courage Interview: HERE and HERE

Listen to an Interview with Phil Hendrie - Part I, Part II

WebMD Narcissism Chat with Sam Vaknin

Mental Health Today Narcissism Chat

Dialogs about Narcissism and Abuse

Narcissism in the Workplace - New Narc City - Interview in the New York Press

Listen to an INTERVIEW about Narcissism and Abuse with Sam Vaknin

Listen to Conversations with a Narcissist - Click HERE for MP3

ABC Radio Psychopaths in Suits - Listen or Read Transcript

Narcissism - Listen to the Infinite Mind Radio Show

Mirror, Mirror - Interview with the Toronto Sun

More! Magazine: Has your man got a cheating disorder

Egomania (Channel 4 Documentary in the United Kingdom) - Wikipedia Entry

I, Psychopath (Documentary) - CBC and IMDB (Vaknin and "I, Psychopath")

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More about Pathological Narcissism

Narcissism at a Glance

Narcissistic Personality Disorder at a Glance

Narcissistic Personality Disorder Tips

Abusive Relationship Newsletter

On Empathy


Malignant Self Love - Narcissism Revisited

Frequently Asked Questions about Narcissism and Abuse

Frequently Asked Questions about other Personality Disorders

The Mind of One Narcissist - Sam Vaknin Blogs

Narcissism and Abusive Relationships Q&A's

HealthyPlace Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) Community

 A Primer on Narcissism

Click HERE to view the Pathological Narcissism Glossary - Click here to get Babylon Pro

Lasch - The Cultural Narcissist

The Narcissism List Home

Excerpts from the Narcissism List

Anger - the Common Sources of Personality Disorders

Traumas as Social Interactions

Case Studies on the Psychopath and Narcissist Survivors Support Group

Ask Sam on the Psychopath and Narcissist Survivors Support Group

Ask Sam on the Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Forum

 Click HERE to download a ZIP file with  interviews, chat transcripts, dialogs, bibliographies, and scholarly articles

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