Anonymous comment: “There is such a thing as healthy narcissism, & actually, there are like 7 or 8 different types/branches of narcissism…so it doesn’t look the same for everyone.
My response: “A lot of the material saying there are so many types of narcissism is nothing more than sensationalized clickbait. There are only three types. Everything else falls under one of those three types.
And the idea of healthy narcissism isn’t a concept that everyone should believe in. It’s a concept, nothing more. And based largely on outdated psychoanalytic theories.”
I’m not saying you should believe everything I say, but after being in the field for over ten years, along with hours upon hours of research and case studies with targets/survivors of this insidious abuse, many of the mainstream ideologies around narcissism are straight up FALSE. Additionally, my staff writer is a licensed therapist, so the ideas I publish on my own site are vetted and accurate, according to the latest research – and I’m not talking about regular Google searches, which return very questionable sources of dubious merit.
I’ve made videos and written articles about these ideas. Here are a few links, if interested:
I realize that all the seemingly new concepts that folks are publishing and making videos about seem tantalizing, but this isn’t Hollywood. And while I don’t usually publish the candied yams version of narcissism, I will always try my best to give you the truth.
And remember, while it’s admirable for folks to get a Ph.D., it doesn’t always make them right. Everyone, even the highest-educated folks, is subject to their own biases, misconceptions, and wishful thinking.
Your friend on the journey,