Narcissists can seriously diminish the happiness of those around them. Everyone knows people who display narcissistic behaviour, either family members or in the workplace, or for many people, both. The narcissist looks to others in his or her environment for a view that will reflect and confirm how wonderful he or she is.
This book shines the spotlight on narcissism in all of its micro and macro manifestations. Each of the book’s 20 chapters examines a different aspect of the topic. Some explore the theoretical aspects of narcissism and some look at the damage that well-known narcissists have inflicted on their businesses or their countries. Other chapters tell true stories about how people, with varying degrees of narcissism, have diminished the happiness of those around them, with the names changed to protect the identities of both the “innocent” and the “guilty”!
Would be ok if author didn’t have agenda.
The author wasted too many pages trying to convince readers that socialism is the answer to narcissism. The book makes a few good points but misses the mark for those wanting to learn about the disease state and those wanting to heal. The answer is not socialism as narcissism existed well before capitalism in every society.