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How to Talk to a Narcissist

1st Edition

By Joan Jutta Lachkar

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180 pages

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Description

Much has been written about narcissism, addressing not only its theoretical aspects, its psychodynamics and the defense mechanisms within the spectrum of various kinds of narcissists. Yet, little if anything has been written about how to actually communicate with one, or what Lachkar refers to as the “Language of Empathology.” This book focuses on specific communication styles in addressing patients with severe narcissistic personality pathology which can be extremely beneficial to mental health professionals, who are often inundated with technical terms rather than offered a practical guide on how to actually "talk" to a narcissist.

How to Talk to a Narcissist is designed to be a guide useful to both beginning and seasoned practitioners. The book is recommended to all clinicians treating individuals, couples, groups, within the scope of various narcissistic personality disorders. The book has many applications, including use as a textbook for universities, clinics, graduate courses, and analytic training institutes. People in business, partnerships, commercial sales, and human resources will also find the approach to communicating with a narcissist most valuable.

Table of Contents

His Majesty the Narcissist. The Pathological Narcissist. The Malignant Narcissist. The Antisocial Narcissist. The Depressive Narcissist. The Obsessive-Compulsive Narcissist. The Passive-agressive: The "Poor Me" Victim. The Narcissist the Artist. The Cross-cultural Narcissist. Recapitulation and Closing Thoughts.

About the Author

Joan Lachkar, Ph.D., is a licensed Marriage and Family therapist in private practice in Brentwood and Tarzana, California. She is an affiliate member of the New Center for Psychoanalysis, is the author of The Narcissistic/Borderline Couple: A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Marital Treatment (2nd Ed.), The Many Faces of Abuse: Treating the Emotional Abuse of High-Functioning Women, and numerous publications on marital and political conflict, is a psychohistorican, and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Emotional Abuse. and numerous publications on marital and political conflict, is a psychohistorican, and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Emotional Abuse.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY000000
PSYCHOLOGY / General
PSY026000
PSYCHOLOGY / Movements / Psychoanalysis
PSY036000
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health