We all know that being a narcissist is a bad thing, but what really is narcissism? An incurable disease set to ruin your future, a habit which can be cured, or a trait to be nurtured? And how can you spot if your partner, child, or - God forbid - you are one?
Insightful and revolutionary, The Narcissist Test answers all these questions and more.
Narcissism is all around us: reality TV shows celebrate attention-seeking know- and do-nothings; little girls parade in clothes stamped with "Princess"; a whopping 500 million tweets narrating each and every thought and whim are posted daily; and now the world has gone mad for selfies.
In The Narcissist Test, clinical psychologist Dr Craig Malkin delves into the motivations behind these self-absorbed expressions, revealing which are the most damaging and arguing that, contrary to popular belief, it is a habit which can be remedied.
As supportive as it is illuminating, The Narcissist Test is also the first and only book that not only makes the distinction between healthy and unhealthy narcissism but offers clear, step-by-step guidance on how to promote the healthy kind in your partner, your children, and yourself. From advice tailored to parents, social media users and even schools, this is the definitive text on a trait threatening to dominate an entire generation.
Dr Craig Malkin is a clinical psychologist hailing from Harvard with over two decades of experience helping individuals, couples and families.
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