Narcissism is used to describe a pattern of behaviors marked by an outsized sense of self-importance, a deep need for attention and adoration, and a severe lack of empathy for others. While a moderate amount of self-centeredness and confidence can be important to achieving goals, narcissists express these character traits in the extreme, are emotionally abusive by nature, and can leave the people they relate to feeling overrun, whiplashed, drained, and destabilized.
In this groundbreaking book -- the first popular book on narcissism in more than a decade -- clinical social worker and psychotherapist Sandy Hotchkiss shows you how to cope with controlling, egotistical people who are incapable of the fundamental give-and-take that sustains healthy relationships.
The founder of the Diamond Approach to Self-Realization examines narcissism through a spiritual lens, presenting it as our greatest barrier to understanding our truest self. In this book, the author explores the underlying spiritual understanding of narcissism.