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The content of this Web site is based on correspondence since 1996
With hundreds of people suffering from the Narcissistic Personality Disorder (narcissists)
And with thousands of their family members, friends, therapists, and colleagues.
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I am the author of Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited, the pioneering work about narcissistic abuse, now in its 10th , DSM-V compatible revision. My work is quoted in well over 1000 scholarly publications and in over 3000 books (partial list here). My Narcissists, Psychopaths, and Abuse YouTube channel and my other channels have more than 52 million views and 255,000 subscribers.
The Web site "Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited" had been, for many years, an Open Directory Cool Site and is a Psych-UK recommended Site.
I served as the editor of Mental Health Disorders categories in the Open Directory Project and on Mentalhelp.net. I maintain my own Websites about the Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) and about relationships with abusive narcissists and psychopaths here and in HealthyPlace.
You can read my work on many other Web sites: Mental Health Matters, Mental Health Sanctuary, Mental Health Today, Kathi's Mental Health Review and others. I write a column for Bellaonline on Narcissism and Abusive Relationships and am a frequent contributor to Websites such as Self-growth.com and Bizymoms (where I am an expert on personality disorders).
I served as the author of the Personality Disorders topic, Narcissistic Personality Disorder topic, the Verbal and Emotional Abuse topic, and the Spousal Abuse and Domestic Violence topic, all four on Suite101. I am the moderator of the Narcissistic Abuse Study List , the Toxic Relationships Study List, and other mailing lists with a total of c. 20,000 members. I also publish a bi-weekly Abusive Relationships Newsletter.
You can view my biography here.
I suggest you read this first, "What is Pathological Narcissism?"
"A pattern of traits and behaviours which
signify infatuation and obsession with one's self to the exclusion of all
others and the egotistic and ruthless pursuit of one's gratification, dominance
Narcissism is named after the ancient Greek myth of Narcissus who was a handsome Greek youth who rejected the desperate advances of the nymph Echo. In punishment of his cruelty, he was doomed to fall in love with his own reflection in a pool of water. Unable to consummate his love, he pined away and changed into the flower that bears his name to this very day."
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