What Is a Shadow Self and Why It’s Important to Embrace It

Carl Jung was the first psychiatrist to propose the theory that our minds are split into two very different archetypes: the persona and the shadow self. The persona is derived from a Latin word that means ‘mask’ and it means the person we present to the world, the person we…

9 Famous Narcissists in History and Today’s World

You have probably long suspected that some media personalities might be narcissists. Here is a list of famous narcissists of the past and present. To be at the top of your game, in whatever field that might be, takes an enormous amount of self-confidence and belief in your abilities. But…

Grandiose Narcissism VS Vulnerable Narcissism: What Are the Differences?

Have you heard about grandiose narcissism and vulnerable narcissism? This distinction is not known by many. We are all familiar with the personality type of the narcissist, but now researchers have defined the narcissism into two very distinct categories: the grandiose narcissism and the vulnerable narcissism. Whilst we might recognise…

Does Narcissistic Personality Disorder Have a Bright Side?

Narcissistic Personality Disorder can stand in the way of a person's growth. Everyone understands the effects of feeling too superior. But having Narcissistic Personality Disorder isn't all bad. Though you should always keep your ego in check, it can help you in some cases. So what is the bright side…

Egocentric, Egotistical or Narcissistic: What’s the Difference?

Everyone is a little egocentric. Experts say that being a little egocentric is healthy. Well-adjusted human beings learn to manage it when they become adults. Consequently, some people show more self-centeredness than others. You may have a friend who's more self-interested than most. How would you know if he or she…

The Quiet Ones and 4 Ego Traps They Can Easily Fall into

How many articles have you read about the quiet ones being misunderstood and judged for their personality? I’m an introvert myself and an avid supporter of the quiet ones with their unique qualities. However, there are times when introverts become judgmental and narrow-minded themselves. Let’s talk about the ego traps…