Dr. Craig Malkin is an Expert on Narcissism. He is also an Expert in the treatment of Trauma and PTSD. He lectures at Harvard Meedical School.
In this video Dr. Craig Malkin discusses the Major Red Flags to watch for. He uses the term Dangerous Narcissism which helps to calrify the Narcissism Spectrum Scale
of Narcissistic Traits displayed by individuals.
Narcissism occurs on a scale. You could have a really nice caring inidividual displaying a Narcissist trait once in a while. That is not abnormal Narcissism.
The range then goes to the other end ene dof the scale, where you find Dangerous Malignant Narcissists and in my opion just a bit further down you find Psychopaths.
As you go down the scale towards Malignant Naracissim you find that the Narcissist is in a state of denial that they are doing anything wrong. They will justify ongoing verbal, emotional and physical abuse and put the blame squarely on the Victim. The Denial of wrong doing while abusing another Human Being is a major Red Flag and Danger Sign.
Another comon Red Falsg is that the Danergous Narcisist will try to isolate the Victim from friends and family. By removing outside support, the Narcisist hopes to gain total control over the Victim. They can convince their Victim to move to a difffetrent city or a different country where the Vistim will not know anyone and will not know where to seek out help.
As one woman was was doused with gasoline and then lit on fire had stated from her Hospital Bed “Verbal Abuse is the beinnning of further Physical Abuse”. The Narcissist stood and watched that lady burn and did nothing to help her. I court he stated that it was just an accident and that he was not to blame.
In a relationship, if you have become isolated from Friends and Family and have started to bear the brunt of Verbal and Emotional Abuse, please seek help. Visit the Police. Visit the local Hospital. Visit your local library as they will have free Internet access and where you can use Gioogle Search to find out who to call for help. I suggest using the free Libray computers as the Dangerous Narcissist could have added a Keylogger on the home computers to see what your are doing online.
The denial by the Dangerous Narcissist that they are doing anything wrong is a Major Red Flag. Malignanat Dangerous Narcisism is also not that far on ths scale from Psychopaths. Dangeroous Narcissist can display traits of Psychopathy. If this is being seen in a realtionship then the Victim needs to to seek out Help and Support and NOT tell the Dangerous Narcissist they are are seeking Help and Support. If the Narcissist finds out, then they can flip into a Narcissist Rage and cause major physical damage to the Victim. Please be extremely careful until you are out of harms way.
Dr. Craig Malkin is a psychologist, Lecturer for Harvard Medical School, and the author of “Rethinking Narcissism”. He draws on many of the most promising and recent research findings in helping people understand narcissism in a different way.
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Dr. Craig Malkin posits that one can condition a Narcissist’s behaviour, via positive reinforcement. Yes, conditioning by using Positive Reenforcement does work with “Normal” people to change behaviour. Just ask any Parent.
My issue is that Narcissists are “Disordered Individuals” and their problem is a hardware issue and not a software issue. Any change in a Narcissist’s behaviour, I feel would be temporary and very short term. Also depends on how Narcissistic that individual is. A malignant Narc could go into a Narcissistic rage over Positive Reenforcement. IMHO you cannot change a “Disordered” individual’s behaviour pattern using Positive Reenforcement.
If my memory serves me Dr. Craig Malkin also stated that Positive Reenforcement could affect Psychopaths. My opinion is that Psychopaths have a total lack of Empathy. Brain Scans show that their brains are wired all together differently. In my opinion, no amount of Positive Reenforcement will change a Psychopath. Playing games with Psychopaths is in my opinion extremely dangerous. You need to get away from a Psychopath and not stick around trying to use Positive Reenforcement to change their behaviour. The Psychopath will not change, but could make you disappear and have no qualms about doing so.
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