In everyday conversation, we use the word “narcissist” to describe our ex-lovers and the jerks we encounter on the subway, but what does it really mean? On this episode of The Psychology Podcast, Scott has a fascinating discussion with Kristin Dombek about the “new narcissism”, in which everyone is a selfish narcissist– except ourselves. In this episode, we take a close look at how the label narcissism is used in psychology and popular culture, and how its increasing use may be a product of our modern times. We also discuss the guilt and fear associated with being labeled a narcissist, we talk about the differences between narcissism and psychopathy, and we cover an assortment of other topics including science journalism, how often we act out of character in a day, and the possibility of a “selfie apocalypse!”
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Narcissists are the new witches…or the new Lucifer (Morningstar: and I am a rising Venus in Scorpio). I OWN it!
Great book, thoroughly enjoyed it. Was hoping to hear a little more from Kristin Dorbek on this interview. She doesn’t interview much but I find her writing incredible. Was wondering if there were any other discussions of this sort I could be directed to.
It’s been practically impossible to find a measure that could disconfirm that someone is a narcissist.
The basic concept of falsifiability is missing from the discussion.
At a minimum, there should be differential diagnoses for the concept.