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S9 E26 – Understanding Narcissism: The Distinction Between Grandiose and Vulnerable Narcissism

These days it seems like everyone is a Narcissist. The term ‘narcissism’ is a bit of a buzzword that is used to describe anyone who comes across as a little self absorbed, or ‘full of themselves’, but is that true? Is everyone a narcissist? And what is the distinction between a narcissist and the rest of us?


In this episode, you’ll learn about the following topics related to Grandiose and Vulnerable Narcissism:

  • The DSM criteria for a diagnosis of Narcissism and how it is outdated
  • The Different presentations of Grandiose and Vulnerable Narcissism (or overt and covert narcissism)
  • When a personality trait becomes a personality disorder
  • How to spot a Grandiose or Vulnerable Narcissist in your life and what to do about it.


If you’re interested in this topic, check out this episode with W. Keith Campbell here.

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