Dealing with Narcissism

Dealing with Narcissism

Did you ever come across someone who could only see things their way, and never accepted that they might be wrong? Ever been hurt by someone who criticised you just because you didn’t mould to their perfect vision of the world? There’s a word for this tendency, and it’s called narcissism. Listen – Dr Les […]

By Hope 103.2Monday 22 Jun 2009Hope BreakfastChristian Living

Did you ever come across someone who could only see things their way, and never accepted that they might be wrong?

Ever been hurt by someone who criticised you just because you didn’t mould to their perfect vision of the world? There’s a word for this tendency, and it’s called narcissism.

Listen – Dr Les Carter talks about Narcissism

Dr Les Carter is a psychotherapist who’s something of an expert on the topic. He’s written a  book about it, that’s appropriately titled Enough About You, Let’s Talk About Me and he’s got a lot of great insights into how to handle a self-absorbed person.

Fast Facts about Narcissism
What is narcissism – and where does the word come from?
It's about being self-absorbed and comes from Greek mythology.

According to the legend, Narcissus was so beautiful that when he saw his own reflection in a pool, he fell in love and became obsessed with it. It led ultimately to his death as he could never tear himself away from the reflection.