Sam Vaknin and his work

I am Sam Vaknin, author of Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited, a pioneering work of reference, now in its 10th, DSM-5 compatible revision, about Narcissistic Personality Disorder and of other books about personality disorders.

I have been studying pathological, malignant narcissism for several years now, mostly in the following contexts:

  • Corporate settings and in Politics
  • Abusive and Dysfunctional relationships

Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is a serious, often undiagnosed condition, frequently related to abuse in childhood.

In many cases the disorder compels the sufferer to become the abuser in turn.

Once almost unheard of, pathological narcissism is now considered to be at the heart of phenomena as diverse as corporate malfeasance, workplace bullying, the emergence of murderous dictatorships, domestic violence, and serial killings.


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I am a full stack web developer from Omaha, Nebraska, pivoting into the field of psychology. Including this website I have other work in the field of psychology and technology.

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