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Do You Have A Narcissist in Your Life? | Sheffield

Do You Have A Narcissist in Your Life? | Sheffield

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  •  30-36 Burton Road, Sheffield, S3 8BX
Suitable for: Adults
Sam Vaknin started it all in April 1997, when he uploaded to the Web a free Internet edition of his book "Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited", written in 1995. It is stil... More Info »
This Funzing Experience:
Vain, egotistic & self-obsessed, have you ever felt like someone in your
life or perhaps even yourself shows these characteristics a little too often
to ignore? Join Sam Vaknin, a narcissist and professor of psychology who
dedicated his life to understanding and educating people on this personality
disorder.

When I put up the first website on narcissism in 1997, no one heard of of the term. Today, everyone and his dog is an expert on narcissism. The amount of misinformation often disseminated by narcissists masquerading as professional victims is breathtaking.

What is pathological narcissism? Is it a mental health disorder - or an adaptation to our anomic, sick, and, yes, narcissistic civilization? Where is the demarcation between assertiveness, self-confidence, and self-esteem - and grandiose fantasies? Is leadership enhanced by narcissism - or diminished by it? Should we encourage our children to be more narcissistic? How are narcissists made? Is early childhood abuse in the family really the precursor or is the aetiology far more complex and involves an interplay with peers, role models, and the prevailing culture? I coined the phrase "narcissistic abuse" in 1995. But what does it mean in an age when narcissism is no longer a diagnosis but a pejorative? Are the victims somehow complicit in their own maltreatment? Is codependence just another form of pernicious malignant narcissism?


Venue: Yellow Arch Studios

Doors: 7pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm



*Please see venue website for admission (age restrictions) or accessibility information. Our talks may be filmed for promotional purposes.



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