Narcissism is one thing that looms giant in our cultural consciousness. We accuse family and friends of being narcissistic, assume we observe the standard in politicians and celebrities, and surprise if society is turning into extra self-absorbed over time.
However what’s narcissism, actually, when you get past the pop cultural conception and colloquial buzzword? My visitor will unpack that for us at present. His title is W. Keith Campbell, and he’s a professor of psychology and the creator of The New Science of Narcissism. Keith explains that narcissism facilities on an antagonistic sense of entitlement and self-importance, that there are literally two forms of it — grandiose and weak — and the way the latter can really underlie seeming circumstances of hysteria and despair. We then focus on what causes somebody to turn into a narcissist, whether or not narcissism has elevated in youthful generations, and when narcissism suggestions over into an outright persona dysfunction. Keith explains how narcissists are engaging early on in a relationship, however lose their shine over time, and the way, in the same method, narcissists readily emerge as leaders, however then typically wrestle to carry onto their place and energy. We then get into the connection between narcissism and social media, and how you can get the advantages of narcissism — which isn’t solely a nasty factor — whereas mitigating its downsides.
Sources Associated to the Podcast
- The Narcissism Epidemic by Jean M. Twenge and W. Keith Campbell
- DSM standards for Narcissistic Character Dysfunction
- AoM Podcast #675: The Humble, Narcissistic Chief
- AoM Podcast #738: The Character Traits That Drive Optimum Efficiency
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