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The All-American Narcissist

Holding up a mirror to our true nature

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Narcissist. The insult just rolls off the tongue. Whether directed at the self-involved “frenemy,” crazy ex-boyfriend, or social-media show-off, the epithet seems to be the perfect catch-all for the assholes we encounter on a daily basis.




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Michael Sendrow

Michael Sendrow

Writer, psychoanalyst-in-training, and music fan otherwise

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