The psychology of narcissism – W. Keith Campbell – Mind Video

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The psychology of narcissism - W. Keith Campbell - Mind Video

Narcissism isn’t just a personality type that shows up in advice columns; it’s actually a set of traits classified and studied by psychologists. But what causes it? And can narcissists improve on their negative traits? W. Keith Campbell describes the psychology behind the elevated and sometimes detrimental self-involvement of narcissists.

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    Christine McCoy

    Thank you so much for the most beneficial information and help on narcissistic abuse I’ve ever come across. I very much understood the desperation and clinging like a 3 years old, the lying…and terror of abandonment you spoke about. Just about everyone of my relationships has been with an abusive narcissist and only in maybe the last two years was i aware of my situation, I’ve too struggled with alcohol, food, drugs, sex…cigarettes. I feel like i wish I could see you as a therapist. I’ve never heard anyone speak on this topic with so much hope for recovery. In my past I’ve tried to end my life in reaction to abandonment, nearly drank myself to death for years. Please if you would be so kind as to make me aware of all the resources you have available online it may save and finally change my life. It has taken over my life and the pain and embarrassment around my family is awful. I stay in bed for days, unable to function, sick to my stomach, paranoid, hostile…out of my mind…then I make up with whoever the narcissist is in my life at that time and i snap back to life and reality, I’m happy and nice. ..taking care of myself, not going a week without showering or changing with poor eating habits contemplating suicide. Listening to your story was the most inspired I’ve ever been in believing that i also can heal…it’s unfamiliar territory but i want to be alone and do whatever it takes to never again engage in this insane behavior. Thank you again…Have a great day! Sincerely, Christine

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