How often do you hear the term “narcissist” in the modern-day? A fair amount, that’s for sure. Whilst you might be led to believe that there are narcissists everywhere you turn, that’s not the case – true narcissists suffer from Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) and they make up around one per cent of the general population. Despite that, we’re bombarded with narcissistic behaviour on a regular basis. If you’re in a relationship with a narcissist, it’s likely that you’re not sure where to turn. Narcissist: A Complete Guide to Dealing with a Range of Narcissistic Personalities tells you everything you could possibly need to know about the narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), including what causes it, what the main traits are, the treatment options, and the types of behaviours that a person suffering from the condition will exhibit. By knowing what to look for, you can arm yourself with the knowledge to make informed decisions. This book will give you the strength you need to deal with the narcissistic person in your life, whether that means walking away or addressing the issue head-on.
A very short book which reads more like a checklist. Good advice within its pages which provides both an insight into the condition with some actionable points. However, I found it a little light to listen to as an audiobook as each chapter title was mostly followed with a brief paragraph which didn’t seem to say much more than the chapter title. However, in print I’m sure this is a great reference tool. As an entry point to understanding Narcissistic Personality Disorder, this is a good place to start.