"NARCISSISM" Are you a narcissist? Do you interact with someone who is? Contrary to popular belief, narcissists do not love themselves or anyone else. They cannot accept their true selves, constructing instead fixed masks that hide emotional numbness. Influenced by forces in culture and predisposed by factors in the human personality, narcissists ...Read More"NARCISSISM" Are you a narcissist? Do you interact with someone who is? Contrary to popular belief, narcissists do not love themselves or anyone else. They cannot accept their true selves, constructing instead fixed masks that hide emotional numbness. Influenced by forces in culture and predisposed by factors in the human personality, narcissists tend to be - More concerned with how they appear than what they feel - Seductive and manipulative, striving for power and control - Egotists, focused on their own interests but lacking the true values of the self -- self-expression, self-possession, dignity, and integrity - Without a solid sense of self, which leads them to experience life as empty and meaningless In this groundbreaking study, Dr. Alexander Lowen uses his extensive clinical experience to demonstrate how narcissists can recover their suppressed feelings and regain their lost humanity. By the use of Bioenergetic Analysis, the psychotherapy created by Dr. Lowen, a new possibility of a fulfilling and authentic life is presented for people with narcissistic characteristics and for those who interact with them.Read Less
This psychoanalitic approach to narcissism is very helpful to understand the origin and source of extreme selfishness in the individual. Very helpful suggestions and case studies are given so a therapist could assist a person find healing through a long term relationship
Jun 1, 2007
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I always wanted to know why certain people had a different view of the world and themselves than say most, "common people". Common people are those that goes about life not bothered by the ills of their surroundings. This book helped me to realize that there are many sides to people and the best thing to do I felt was to research and read material that someone else had done or authored already. Narcissism, the book by Dr. Lowen, is a very easy to read ready reference hand book. It gives great examples of real life people and ways of pointing out their "situation". I read it half way through right after receiving it and it has paid dvidends already. I recommend anyone get this book as part of their library. I am a grad school student and this book will remain a part of my library long after Ive graduated.
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