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?
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
Groundhog Day (Special 15th Anniversary Edition)