“Hate is the complement of fear and narcissists like being feared. It imbues them with an intoxicating sensation of omnipotence.”

Sam Vaknin is a professor of psychology, physicist, and author of  the first book ever on "narcissistic abuse", "Malignant Self-love: narcissism Revisited". He also runs the website by the same name hosting thousands of hours of content and cited research. His work challenges us to consider how narcissism has become one of the driving forces of our age. Vaknin is best placed to understand this. He is, in his own words, a “pure-bred narcissist”, and has twice been diagnosed with NPD. In 1985, while working in the City of London, he submitted himself for diagnosis, because “I wanted to understand why I was destroying my relationship with my fiancée.”

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