Apologies for my absence. I released a new book on October 1 (Don’t You Know Who I Am? How to Stay Sane in an Era of Narcissism, Entitlement, and Incivility) and have been buried under the due diligence of trying to get the word out. But if being on my sort of grass roots “book tour” for the past few months has taught me anything, it is that the world needs more information on narcissism, toxic relationships, difficult people and what to do about this issue at both the personal and societal level. It is in this way that the mental health profession has in many ways missed the plot. In the obsession to “not diagnose someone we have never met” – most clinicians still come at mental health advisement from a feel-good place of second chances, forgiveness, and a hopefulness that lacks any empirical proof. Calling someone’s behavior narcissistic is not diagnostic, it is descriptive (interestingly, we have no problem labeling behavior as inappropriate, stubborn, anxious or any number of other adjectives). But something about this word NARCISSISM has become a third rail in mental health. When I was in graduate school and through my post-doctoral fellowship and licensure… Read full this story
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