The Narcissist monster belongs under your bed, not in it.
Tomorrow marks the publication of a new book by Jeffrey Kluger, senior editor and science writer at Time magazine: The Narcissist Next Door: Understanding the Monster in Your Family, in Your Office, in Your Bed-in Your World.
Kluger points out that we’re all sociopaths in the beginning:
“Small children, by their very nature, are moral monsters. They’re greedy, demanding, violent, selfish, impulsive and utterly remorseless.
…They expect to be adored but not disciplined, rewarded but never penalized, cared for and served by parents and family without caring or serving reciprocally.”
This is narcissistic psychopathology only when we fail to outgrow it. [Read more...]