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Published on Feb 12, 2014
In Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) individuals have an inflated sense of their own importance and a deep need for admiration - whether they have done anything to be admired for or not! A person with NPD is preoccupied with issues of power, personal adequacy, prestige, and vanity. Such a person lacks empathy and exudes a sense of superiority, but beneath the mask of super-confidence rests an extremely fragile self-esteem.
In this video, Richard Hill explores the symptoms that characterise narcissism, how the disorder initially develops, and why we often let narcissists get away with their behaviour. The consequences of someone acting narcissistically are huge; Richard explores those and also provides a few survival tips for dealing with a narcissist.
About the lecturer:
Richard Hill (MBMSc, BA (Linguistics), DipProfCouns, MA (Social Ecology), MEd, DPC) is a psychotherapist at the Davis Health Centre in Sydney (Australia) and director of the MindScience Institute (www.mindscienceinstitute.com).
Richard is also a writer and regular speaker at mental health conferences in Australia and around the world.