The Narcissist You Know

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Joseph Burgo, PhD

Narrated By: Christopher Lane

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: September 2015

Duration: 7 hours 56 minutes

Summary:

In our selfie-obsessed, social-media-saturated society, everyone's a little narcissistic. But some people (a startling one in twenty Americans, according to some studies) are considered Extreme Narcissists, individuals whose self-regard has actually become a threat to themselves and to those around them. And Extreme Narcissists aren't just annoying-they can be downright dangerous, unless you have the knowledge and tools to defend yourself.

Joseph Burgo, PhD, explains that narcissism actually exists on a spectrum, much like autism or other neurological disorders. While only a fraction of Extreme Narcissists are clinically diagnosed with the most serious label-Narcissistic Personality Disorder-all can still disrupt our lives and make our homes and workplaces all but unbearable. The good news: once you understand the personality characteristics of the different types of Extreme Narcissists, you will be better able to coexist with them. Learn about:

• The Bullying Narcissist: "I'm a winner, and you're a loser."

• The Seductive Narcissist: "I want you to want me…until I'm tired of you."

• The Self-Righteous Narcissist: "I'm right, and you're wrong."

• The Narcissistic Parent: "You will be everything I always wanted to be."

• And many more.

Weaving together case studies and celebrity profiles of some of the most outrageous narcissistic behavior, Dr. Burgo illustrates the common signs by which to recognize the narcissist you know, and he offers invaluable advice on deflecting and defusing narcissistic behavior. Extreme Narcissists, he says, should be empathized with, not vilified-but they should never, ever be underestimated or ignored.

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