The psychology of narcissism – W. Keith Campbell

The psychology of narcissism – W. Keith Campbell

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Narcissism isn’t just a personality type that shows up in advice columns; it’s actually a set of traits classified and studied by psychologists. But what causes it? And can narcissists improve on their negative traits? W. Keith Campbell describes the psychology behind the elevated and sometimes detrimental self-involvement of narcissists.

Lesson by W. Keith Campbell, animation by TOGETHER.

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20 Responses

  1. Vasiliy Pupkin says:

    A solid dose of shrooms will straighten out any narcissist.

  2. Max Saraceni says:

    Kanye West.

  3. Feynstein100 says:

    Hey, just because most people are idiots doesn’t mean that I’m a
    narcissist. I just have high self-esteem.

  4. Josh Neubert says:

    Easier to distinguish human males as suffering from narcissism, but when
    the entirety of western women have no societal balance to their indulgence
    it is difficult to diagnose any particular western female as being more
    self centered than any other.

  5. Onyx the Fortuitous says:

    Crap. I think I may be a vulnerable narcissist. Which is hilarious because
    I thought that my shitty self esteem made it impossible for me to be a
    narcissist. I guess not. :/

  6. Grigori7 says:

    “narcissistic personality disorder effects 1 to 2% of the population”

    Really? that low?

    “More commonly men”

    I can think of 100s of entitled princesses from little miss wannabe down
    the block, to 90% of the ladies that sell themselves on reality tv.

    I get the feeling that these statistics overlooked half the worlds

    “A grandiouse view of oneself
    problems with empathy
    a sense of entitlement
    and a need for admiration or attention”

  7. Keith Dart says:

    Do one one borderline personality disorder, please.

  8. Jessica Coria says:

    There is a HUGE difference between making your child feel confident , and
    straight up putting them on a pedestal. Some parents just don’t understand
    that spoiling the absolute shit out of their kids will lead to narcissism.
    *cough* don’t raise your kids to believe that they’re better than others
    *cough* *cough*

  9. ɐɯɹɐʞ ɐıuɐɯ says:

    Gimme your likes NOW!

  10. LightFykki says:

    The biggest problem with narcissism is, like you mentioned, the actual fact
    that it hurts others around them. Sometimes it is possible to avoid them
    (like if they are your family member, professor, or a close boss), and
    actually trying to reason with them and explain that they have personality
    problems is near to impossible. It is like their brain stops processing
    anything that you say after you start with them being the actual problem.

  11. Yacobus Fitri says:

    Any narcisscist making comments here?

  12. Wesley Geisterfer says:

    You should vote this comment up, because I’m awesome.

  13. sayuti mat kamal says:

    1:50 Who threw dat underwear!? xd

  14. Nooby Man says:


  15. S Naffa says:

    1:35 Oh. Donald.

  16. Ni Yao says:

    this video is a bit confusing, there are two types of narcissism but the
    majority of this applies to grandiose with a random line here and there
    thrown in for vulnurable. How many of the things said about grandiose
    actually works for vulnerable? Can we get a second video about vunerable?

  17. Marvin K. says:

    Donald Trump is in there lol

  18. Funny Videos says:

    Sir I want to Ask about the False Memory Syndrome… Can this be
    treated…plzz tell me

  19. Hanna says:

    this was amazing!! thanks so much! (also his voice is a dream to listen to

  20. Ayla Fecero says:

    I really wish there was more information given on Vulnerable Narcissism. It
    displays VERY differently. Lots of rage and shame, introversion, and almost
    undetectable ego inflation.