Mr Ubiquitous.

Soon after finding the DSM IV category for narcissism, I discovered Sam's home page. If you wander the internet in search of Narcissism you will find Sam Vaknin's sites and writings. He is a self confessed NPD who has realized the narcissistic nature of the world wide web. His sites opened my eyes - as an intellectual narcissist he sings a siren song that attracts many.

He is a self confessed NPD, who is making himself into the world's expert on Narcissism with his many talks, interviews and postings. We exchanged on line letters that you can find in the side bar menu. He has taught me a lot about narcissism and - though I may not always agree with what he says or writes - he is a good resource on Narcissism. He says he has Narcissistic Personality Disorder, therefore be advised and warned.

National Public Radio Interview

Sam Vaknin's Resume here.

Short Resume:

Sam Vaknin is the author of Malignant Self Love - Narcissism Revisited and After the Rain - How the West Lost the East. He served as a columnist for Global Politician, Central Europe Review, PopMatters, Bellaonline, and eBookWeb, a United Press International (UPI) Senior Business Correspondent, and the editor of mental health and Central East Europe categories in The Open Directory and Suite101.

Here is a warning about internet abusers.

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Email Letters between me and Sam Vaknin:

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Narcissistic Personality Symptoms

  1. grandiosity / exaggeration
  2. fantastic thinking / romantic
  3. believes special / unique
  4. requires admiration
  5. entitled / demanding
  6. exploitive / manipulative
  7. lacks empathy
  8. envious / jealous
  9. arrogant / haughty

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