Real self-confidence vs. narcissism

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Real self-confidence vs. narcissism

There is a difference between having a real self-confidence and the narcissistic variety. real self-confidence doesn't forget that there's the rest of the world. Real self-confidence doesn't forget to ask people how they feel so, i may be a person who feels confident in what i do, i feel competent in getting the job done, but i don't forget that other people feel that way too. it doesn't mean i am better than other people because i'm confident in myself. it doesn't mean it's less them if they're struggling with their confidence, narcissist tend to live in a very black and white world, so those who are struggling are weak and those who are confident are strong. Many times the narcissist themselves underneath all of that super big confidence is really someone who is terrified of getting it wrong or being the bad guy

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Wendy T. Behary, LCSW

Psychotherapist & Author

With 25 years post-graduate training and advanced level certifications, Wendy Behary is the founder and director of The Cognitive Therapy Center of New Jersey and The New Jersey Institute for Schema Therapy. She has been treating clients, training professionals and supervising psychotherapists for more than 20 years. Wendy is also on the faculty of the Cognitive Therapy Center and Schema Therapy Institute of New York, where she has trained and worked with Dr. Jeffrey Young since 1989. She is a founding fellow of The Academy of Cognitive Therapy (Dr. Aaron T. Beck). Wendy is also the President of the Executive Board of the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST).

Wendy Behary has co-authored several chapters and articles on schema therapy and cognitive therapy. She is the author of the New Harbinger Publication (1st and upcoming 2nd edition) Disarming the Narcissist: Surviving and Thriving with the Self-Absorbed. Wendy has a specialty in treating narcissists and the people who live with and deal with them. As an author and an expert on the subject of narcissism, she is a contributing chapter author of several chapters on schema therapy for narcissism. She lectures both nationally and internationally to professional and general audiences on schema therapy, and the subject of narcissism, relationships, and dealing with difficult people. Her work with industry has included speaking engagements focused on interpersonal conflict resolution. Her private practice is primarily devoted to treating narcissists, partners/people dealing with them, and couples experiencing relationship problems. She is also an expert in coaching individuals in interviewing, public speaking, and interpersonal skills enhancement.

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