Identifying and Understanding the Narcissistic Personality
Narcissists have been much maligned, but according to clinicians who study personality, there are many productive narcissists who succeed spectacularly well in life because they can articulate a vision and make others follow. Elsa Ronningstam, who has been studying and treating narcissists for 20 years, presents a balanced, comprehensive, and up-to-date review of our understanding of narcissistic personality disorder, explaining the range from personality trait, which can be productive, to full-blown disorder, which can be highly destructive. Through fascinating case histories, Ronningstam shows us the inner life of narcissists, the tug of war that exists within them between self-confidence and arrogance on the one hand and painful shame and insecurity on the other. It is the first integrated clinical and empirical guide to assist clinicians in their work with narcissistic patients.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
2 A Normal Asset With Cultural Differences
3 The Origins and Scope of Narcissistic Personality Disorder
4 Identifying Pathological Narcissism
5 Differentiating Pathological Narcissism
6 Asset or Disruption? Narcissism in the Workplace
7 My Way or No Way Narcissism and Suicide
Other editions - View all
achievements active addition affect regulation aggression Akhtar anger antisocial arrogant ASPD associated bipolar bipolar disorder bipolar spectrum borderline capacity career changes child cissistic clinical cognitive context contribute depression diagnostic differentiate DSM-IV ego-syntonic emotional empathy entitlement envy evaluation experiences exploitative failure feelings of shame felt Gabbard grandiose fantasies healthy hostility humiliation hypomania identified impaired individual’s inferiority inner intense interactions interpersonal interpersonal relationships involved Kernberg Kohut lack long-term loss malignant narcissism ment mood motivation narcis narcissistic disorders narcissistic functioning narcissistic individuals narcissistic pathology narcissistic patients narcissistic personality disorder narcissistic rage normal omnipotent one’s overt parents pathological narcissism pattern professional protect psychiatric psychoanalytic psychotherapy reactions relationships revengeful Rhodewalt role Ronningstam & Gunderson schizoid personality disorder Schore self-esteem regulation self-experience sense of superiority severe shy narcissistic sistic social specific studies suicidal behavior suicidal ideations superego symptoms therapist threats tion treatment understanding unrealistic usually vignette vulnerability