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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)

 

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