The concept of “I’m right and you’re wrong” is increasingly prevalent during governmental political struggles and those of local public radio stations. How to identify the narcissists in our lives is the topic of this archive edition of Radio Curious in our 2015 conversation with Joseph Burgo, Ph.D. He is the author of “The Narcissist You Know: Defending Yourself Against Extreme Narcissists in an All-About Me Age.”
Dr. Burgo describes narcissism as a more-common-than-we think personality type, based on shame, that covers a wide spectrum of frequently and cleverly disguised deceptive behaviors.
Once a narcissist’s behavior is identified, it’s possible to learn how to coexist and avoid being trapped. This may be achieved without compromising one’s own mental health, integrity, or ability to succeed, or losing ourselves in the process.
When Dr. Joseph Burgo and I visited by phone from his home in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, on October 5, 2015, we discussed two of the eight most common types of narcissists: the bullying narcissist and the seductive narcissist. We began our conversation when I asked him to describe narcissism.
The book Dr. Joseph Burgo recommends is “Why is it always about You?” by Sandy Hotchkiss.
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