Mental illness stigma is bad... except for narcissistic personality disorder? - graphic of Narcissus
Stop the Stigma

Stigma Is Bad… Except for Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

Mental illness stigma is a very real problem. Those of us living with mental illness usually aren't thrilled when people casually toss around mental illness diagnoses as adjectives, such as "she's so bipolar" or "he's so OCD" or "everyone's a little ADHD." Yet, when it comes to narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), all of a sudden… Continue reading Stigma Is Bad… Except for Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

What Is... Series (Insights into Psychology)
Insights into Psychology

What is… the Dark Triad/Tetrad

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term is the dark triad/tetrad. The dark triad was first described in a 2002 paper by psychologists Paulhus and Williams, who happen to be researchers at my alma mater. They studied the three most common "offensive yet non-pathological personalities,"… Continue reading What is… the Dark Triad/Tetrad

What Is... Series (Insights into Psychology)
Insights into Psychology

What Is… Narcissism & Narcissistic Personality Disorder

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms. This week's term is narcissism, along with narcissistic personality disorder. You can find narcissism everywhere on the internet these days, although it's not always used accurately. The term derives from Greek mythology and the story of Narcissus, who fell in love with… Continue reading What Is… Narcissism & Narcissistic Personality Disorder