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Question by  JamesCartwright (21)

What are some good books on narcissism?

I have a friend who is very narcissistic.


Answer by  jms0159 (34)

There is a Greek Mythology story regarding Narcissus, he is where the word narcissism sprouts from. In this story, he falls in love with himself in the mirror image from a pond. His image does not love him back and he does of unrequited love, with himself. During the time this story was set they did not have mirrors.


Answer by  ferfer72 (2623)

Alexander Lowen wrote a book entitled "Narcissism". Dr. Anthony Benis wrote "Malignant Self Love: Narcissism Revisited". Psychologists Jean M. Twenge and W. Keith Campbell wrote "The Narcissism Epicdemic". Any of these are good.


Answer by  soothsayer (500)

What better than giving him a book telling the story of Narcissis himself. The way Narcissis meets his end will bring to fore the wastefulness of excess self revelry. If he still dosen't get the point you can give him "Why is it always about you" by Sandy Hotchkiss.


Answer by  pezhead420 (182)

There are several good books out there on Narcissism. Try "Narcissism - Denial of the True Self by Dr. Alexander Lowen.


Answer by  morella (79)

Ronningstam, Elsa F. Malignant Self Love: Narcissism Revisited. 2005 Payson, Eleanor. The Wizard of Oz and Other Narcissists. 2002 Behary, Wendy T. Disarming the Narcissist: Surviving & Thriving With the Self-Absorbed. 2008 Brown, Nina W. Coping with infuriating, mean, critical people: the destructive narcissistic pattern. 2002


Answer by  eyesfan (111)

1. Why is it always about you? The seven deadly sins of narcissism. 2. Narcissism,denial of the true self. 3. Malignant self love ,narcissism revisited. These are all available online.

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