Eight things narcissists do

How to spot ’em, and be prepared

A cultural thing?

We arguably live in what social theorist Christopher Lasch long ago dubbed a “culture of narcissism”. The way our commercial culture celebrates image, competition, status, and success is historically novel. Social media is an ego machine, in one of its registers.

So, chances are that if you’re reading this, you’re working with, friends with, maybe living with people who are on the narcissistic spectrum to one degree or another, from the mild and…



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Articles on philosophy, psychology & classical thought (notably Stoic), aimed at renewing, spreading, and applying these ideas today.