Sam Vaknin: Narcissist or narcissist wannabe?

Lucky Otters Haven


Who in their right mind would want to be a narcissist?

Sam Vaknin evidently does. Vaknin, a self-identified narcissist, is a bit different from the average narcissist. He seems to fit the profile in many ways, but he is surprisingly introspective and in 1997, wrote a self-help book called “Malignant Self-Love: Narcissism Revisited. It can be purchased through Amazon or through his own site, but you can also read free excerpts from the PDF version which is also available through his website.

I have read the PDF full version and while it’s extremely long, verbose, and often repetitive (the published version may have better editing but I am not sure), Vaknin tells you everything you want to know about narcissism (and a few things you may not have known) and offers advice to “normals” on how to deal with narcissistic people like himself. He does not glorify narcissists and…

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8 thoughts on “Sam Vaknin: Narcissist or narcissist wannabe?

      1. Yes I saw his comments too. So he did have the education after all and he did not get his diploma from a diploma mill. I read about him on line and people were saying he did not really have the education he claimed. This is all false is that correct?

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      2. I don’t know honestly. There’s still that argument going on, believe it or not. Personally I don’t care if his degree is legit or obtained in a restaurant dumpster, he’s qualified to do what he does because of his insider’s knowledge and experience and he does know a lot about NPD and has helped a lot of victims.

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