6 Healthy Ways to Cope With A Narcissist
Last week we focused on the basic signs of a narcissistic personality. This week we’ll focus on ways to cope with people who exhibit traits of narcissism.
It’s almost inevitable to meet a narcissist in your neighborhood, at work, in the grocery store, at the movies, or even at your doctor’s office. In fact, some research claims that narcissism affects about 6% of our population (1 in 16 American adults). Although this is not an overwhelmingly large number of people, it is still a lot of people. From a clinical point of view there is probably much more narcissism than we are aware of and/or are able to accurately identify in daily life. Almost anyone in today’s world could be considered a narcissist by a loose definition. Sadly, most people describe narcissism as “extreme selfishness.” But it includes a “disordered” way of engaging with other people, especially once they are found out.
Thankfully, those of us who study psychology for a living have found ways to identity the narcissist. It’s important that you are able to: