Can today's crisis in mental health be seen as the result of neoliberalism, the 2007/08 financial crisis and the austerity policies that followed?
People have diagnosed Donald Trump with all sorts of disorders — but is this ethical?
There's a fierce debate about whether it's ethical for mental health professionals to diagnose politicians they haven't personally examined.
The body language of pride.
Whether pride is good for you may depend on your personality.
The combination of a narcissist’s high but easily undermined self-worth might seem paradoxical.
Like a grotesque mask reflected in a pool, narcissism has two faces, neither of them attractive. Narcissists have an inflated sense of self-worth, seeing themselves as superior beings who are entitled…
Are we really filtering out our ability to cope with our own imperfections?
EPA/Jim Lo Scalzo
Donald Trump embodies the corrosive culture of narcissism at its worst. It's a trap.
Can you put a better filter on it?
A certain mentality has been on display in Western democracies of late – and we don't really understand it.
Researchers have examined whether it is possible to increase empathy through formal training.
Some people are good at understanding the emotions of others but not at feeling them or commenting on them. So can we teach people the parts they lack?
Selfies are blamed for encouraging everything from risky behaviour to rampant narcissism. But selfies can be potent acts of self-communication – and anyway, is self-regard a bad thing?
Our relationships, desires, anxieties are reflected in the way we communicate.
A "passion" was once thought of as a love or desire so irresistible as to take one to the threshold of death. What are we to make, then, of a passion for innovation or management consulting? What's happening to our words?
Donald Trump in the boardroom during an episode of ‘The Apprentice.’
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Studies have shown that since the 1970s, people's scores on the Narcissistic Personality Inventory are rising. Could there be a connection to television consumption?
Danger lurks when customers are the be all and end all.
Putting the purchasing public at the heart of your business is getting harder and harder as technology drives ever more interaction.
Gosh, I’m handsome!
It is a 'modern epidemic' – but when does healthy self-confidence become a dangerous case of me, me, me?
Employees who chose to be emotionally manipulative may also have high emotional intelligence.
Employees who admitted to being emotionally manipulative in a survey may also be perceived as being emotionally intelligent in their workplaces, a study has found.
An endless stream of self-obsessed selfies could signal your narcissistic streak.
Narcissism is the current favoured scapegoat for our interpersonal and social ills.
Narcissism is the current favoured scapegoat for our interpersonal and social ills. But guess what? We are all infected – especially you!
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has been called a ‘textbook narcissist’.
The most effective leaders are not the most narcissistic ones.
Research has found some children become narcissists because their parents teach them they are more special than other kids.
Narcissistic children feel superior to others, believe they are entitled to privileges and crave admiration from others. When they don’t get the admiration they want, they may lash out aggressively. Why…
Mentally ill, or just a bit in love with himself?
Words are powerful things, and the words we use to classify and pathologise can be powerfully negative – something I’ve argued here before. Unfortunately, psychologists use pejorative and scientifically…
Double-duckface-synchronised-selfie. Very fresh, very now.
We truly live in a digital age. The “selfie”, has been announced by the Oxford English Dictionary as this year’s most popular word and, by me, as this year’s most unremarkable word. This new-found trend…