Obsessive self promotion, an aggressive triggering response, retaliatory rantsso goes the vicious cycle we now know too well.America loves narcissism, and America loves to hate narcissists Narcissism is part of the assumed national character of Americans, according to a 2015 survey of views from home and abroad While those meeting the criteria for Narcissistic Personality Disorder in the United States are actually quite few, those exploitive few have a way of gaining center stage in our culture Fragile Bully Understanding America s Destructive Affair with Narcissism looks beyond the sound bites of self aggrandizing celebrities and selfish tweets to the real problem of narcissism We see past the solo act to the dance, the vicious circles that arise in relationships with a fragile bully, and how patterns like this generate both power and self destruction We also look at the problem of Echo, how so many of us get hooked by the narcissist, and how variations on the destructive dance leave both partners dehumanized and diminished Once we recognize the steps in each dance, we start to see the way forward beyond the rote responses that keep us stuck to an expanded repertoire that breaks the cycle and allows the possibility of true engagement. Best Read Kindle ePUB Fragile Bully: Understanding Our Destructive Affair With Narcissism Author Laurie A. Helgoe – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com
Laurie Anne Helgoe is an American psychologist and author specializing in personality development and the psychology of desire Helgoe has a private practice in clinical psychology and serves as an assistant clinical professor at the West Virginia University School of Medicine, Charleston Division, supervising and lecturing psychiatric residents.Raised as the ninth of ten children, she was surrounded by gregarious siblings and sought out solitude, reflection and writing to replenish her energy This early discovery of the power of solitude had a profound influence on her later work In 2008, her writing revealed that scholarly and popular accounts regarding humans who display the personality traits of introversion and extroversion were flawed, and that, instead of representing a 25 30% of the population, introverts make up 57% of the population The identified flaw was a dated reliance on the early work of Isabel Briggs Myers, and the failure to note the latest comprehensive results of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator MBTI , a questionnaire used by psychologists to classify human personality traits.
- 304 pages
- Fragile Bully: Understanding Our Destructive Affair With Narcissism
- Laurie A. Helgoe
- 08 August 2017 Laurie A. Helgoe