This website belongs to Sam Vaknin the author of the book “Malignant Self Love – Narcissism Revisited”. He is diagnosed with having NPD.
He has researched NPD and shares his learning’s, thoughts and insight with others online. He regularly posts on online forums answering questions relating to NPD and Narcissistic behaviour. Vaknin also leaves reviews on websites where books relating to NPD are sold and writes articles for other websites.
The website describes his own story of living with NPD. Essays relating to NPD can be accessed as well as answers to questions on how a Narcissist comes in to being, the feelings they have, the life they live… basically the reason why they do things that unintentionally/intentionally hurt others – their need for narcissistic supplies.
As a result of his online presence (and his own explanation for it – his need to cultivate narcissistic supplies) I thought it was important to do my own research and read books written by different authors.
TIP (provided by a visitor): If you want to search the web for information on narcissism without getting results for Vaknin you can enter the words you’re looking for followed by “-vakinin” e.g. “narcissism -vaknin” or “narcissistic -vaknin”
This works quite well but some of his writings will still be displayed in the results because he doesn’t always use his name.
This website is based in the US and provides information about lots of mental health issues.
The above link will take you to the section of the website that deals with NPD.
Narcissistic Abuse Recovery
This website is a public messaging and discussion forum for registered users who have experienced life with someone they believe/know has NPD.
There are a number of read only articles about Narcissism, the family, divorce etc.
Sam Vaknin is also a contributor to this site. It may be worth remembering that the people you are communicating with have been hurt by suspected Narcissists and they are not mental health professionals.