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Pop Culture, Social Media & Narcissism


  • From celebrities to politicians to reality TV shows, the all-about-me mindset is reflected everywhere in our society.  The effects are played out in relationships on a daily basis.
  • Are you in a one-sided relationship with a person who meets their own needs at your expense?

Learn how to take care of yourself when that happens.

  • Signs of Narcissism to look for include:

Grandiosity:  a grandiose sense of self-importance, an exaggeration of achievements and talents, and an expectation to be recognized as superior without much accomplishment

Arrogance: an exaggerated sense of their own importance and/or abilities

Entitlement: an unreasonable expectation that you and others treat them as special

Lack of empathy: an inability or unwillingness to recognize or identify with your feelings or needs

Exploitative: taking advantage of you and others

Excessive admiration: a requirement for constant attention and praise

Special or unique: the need to be seen as different from most people, and only understood by and associated with other special, high-status people

  • Are media personalities your role models?
  • Do you spend a great deal of time on social media following pop culture icons?
  •  Have you noticed anyone in your life with the signs of narcissism?
  • Has this type of person impacted your life personally or professionally?


Recommended Books

The Mirror Effect: How Celebrity Narcissism is Seducing America

The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement

Emotional Vampires: Dealing With People Who Drain You Dry, Revised and Expanded, 2nd Edition

The Wizard of Oz and Other Narcissists: Coping With the One-Way Relationship in Work, Love, and Family

Why Is It Always About You? The Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism

Recommended Films

Groundhog Day (Special 15th Anniversary Edition)


Judith Sherwin, Psy.D. Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist LMFT20366
E-mail: drsherwin @lifetalk.com (818)789-1292
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