Why Is It Always About You?: The Seven Deadly Sins Of Narcissism

Why Is It Always About You?: The Seven Deadly Sins Of Narcissism


In this groundbreaking book -- the first popular book on narcissism in more than a decade -- clinical social worker and psychotherapist Sandy Hotchkiss shows you how to cope with controlling, egotistical people who are incapable of the fundamental give-and-take that sustains healthy relationships. Exploring how individuals come to have this shortcoming, why you get drawn into their perilous orbit, and what you can do to break free, Hotchkiss describes the "Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism" and their origins. You will learn to recognize these hallmarks of unhealthy narcissism -- Shamelessness, Magical Thinking, Arrogance, Envy, Entitlement, Exploitation, Bad Boundaries -- and to understand the roles that parenting and culture play in their creation.

Whether the narcissist in question is a coworker, spouse, parent, or child, Why Is It Always About You? provides abundant practical advice for anyone struggling to break narcissism's insidious spread to the next generation, and for anyone who encounters narcissists in everyday life.


  • 001 WhyIsItAlwaysAboutYou IN
    Duration: 17s
  • 002 WhyIsItAlwaysAboutYou Foreword
    Duration: 02min
  • 003 WhyIsItAlwaysAboutYou IntroductionTheyreEverywhere
    Duration: 17min
  • 004 WhyIsItAlwaysAboutYou PartOne TheSevenDeadlySinsOfNarcissism Chapter1 Shamelessness
    Duration: 09min
  • 005 WhyIsItAlwaysAboutYou PartOne TheSevenDeadlySinsOfNarcissism Chapter2 MagicalThinking
    Duration: 08min
  • 006 WhyIsItAlwaysAboutYou PartOne TheSevenDeadlySinsOfNarcissism Chapter3 Arrogance
    Duration: 08min
  • 007 WhyIsItAlwaysAboutYou PartOne TheSevenDeadlySinsOfNarcissism Chapter4 Envy
    Duration: 08min
  • 008 WhyIsItAlwaysAboutYou PartOne TheSevenDeadlySinsOfNarcissism Chapter5 Entitlement
    Duration: 08min
  • 009 WhyIsItAlwaysAboutYou PartOne TheSevenDeadlySinsOfNarcissism Chapter6 Exploitation
    Duration: 08min
  • 010 WhyIsItAlwaysAboutYou PartOne TheSevenDeadlySinsOfNarcissism Chapter7 BadBoundaries
    Duration: 11min
  • 011 WhyIsItAlwaysAboutYou PartTwo WhereDoesNarcissismComeFrom Chapter8 ChildhoodNarcissimAndTheBirthOfMe
    Duration: 26min
  • 012 WhyIsItAlwaysAboutYou PartTwo WhereDoesNarcissismComeFrom Chapter9 TheNarcissiticParent
    Duration: 27min
  • 013 WhyIsItAlwaysAboutYou PartThree DefendingYourSelfSurvivalStrategiesForANarcissisticWorld Chapter10 StrategyOneKnowYourself
    Duration: 15min
  • 014 WhyIsItAlwaysAboutYou PartThree DefendingYourSelfSurvivalStrategiesForANarcissisticWorld Chapter11 StrategyTwoEmbraceReality
    Duration: 10min
  • 015 WhyIsItAlwaysAboutYou PartThree DefendingYourSelfSurvivalStrategiesForANarcissisticWorld Chapter12 StrategyThreeSetBoundaries
    Duration: 11min
  • 016 WhyIsItAlwaysAboutYou PartThree DefendingYourSelfSurvivalStrategiesForANarcissisticWorld Chapter13 StrategyFourCultivatRcprclRltnshps
    Duration: 09min
  • 017 WhyIsItAlwaysAboutYou PartFour SpecialPeopleTheNarcissistsInYourLife Chapter14 AdolescentNarcissismWhatsNormalWhatIsnt
    Duration: 42min
  • 018 WhyIsItAlwaysAboutYou PartFour SpecialPeopleTheNarcissistsInYourLife Chapter15 NarcissismAndAddictionTheShameConnection
    Duration: 34min
  • 019 WhyIsItAlwaysAboutYou PartFour SpecialPeopleTheNarcissistsInYourLife Chapter16 NarcissistsInLoveTheFusionDelusion
    Duration: 45min
  • 020 WhyIsItAlwaysAboutYou PartFour SpecialPeopleTheNarcissistsInYourLife Chapter17 NarcissistsAtWorkTheAbuseOfPower
    Duration: 43min
  • 021 WhyIsItAlwaysAboutYou PartFour SpecialPeopleTheNarcissistsInYourLife Chapter18 NarcissismAndAgingTheMirrorCracks
    Duration: 31min
  • 022 WhyIsItAlwaysAboutYou PartFive OnlyYouCanPreventNarcissism Chapter19 TheNarcissisticSociety
    Duration: 21min
  • 023 WhyIsItAlwaysAboutYou PartFive OnlyYouCanPreventNarcissism Chapter20 BecomingBetterParents
    Duration: 28min
  • 024 WhyIsItAlwaysAboutYou OUT
    Duration: 33s