Our expert says:
Try a google search, to find more than you'd like to know about Narcissism. I don't know of a Narcissists Anonymous ( or Narcissists Unanimous ) group out there --- I don't think any of em would appreciate being among other narcissists, all vying for attemtion. It'd be the only club with 4,357 Chairmen and no members.
Its like an overdose of the normal self-esteem that is healthy and wholesome, and having an excessive regard for oneself, to the point of selfishness. So its not a nice thing to say about a person, whether it's true or not. It can be a mild aspect of one's normal personality, or if very severe, could be considered a Personality Disorder. Pills could do nothing for it, CBT maybe, or other skilled psychotherapy, IF it was causing problems for the individual.
It does affect relationships with people. A Narcissist is someone who, when you run to her and say : "Help ! MY house burned down last night while my husband was having an affair in it !", and she'd say "How terrible ! But let me tell YOU, I am having such trouble finding a good manicurist ! "
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