The Facebook Narcissist: How to Identify and Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones from Social Media Narcissism

Written by:
Lena Derhally
Narrated by:
Samara Naeymi

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
May 2022
6 hours 30 minutes
A comprehensive guide for understanding how narcissism on social media impacts our mental health, how to protect ourselves and our children from those affects as well as from narcissists, and how to use social media more mindfully.
The Facebook Narcissist is the first book dedicated to exploring the relationship between narcissism and social media. Lena Derhally, a licensed psychotherapist certified in Imago therapy, delves into how social media enhances individual and cultural narcissism and how it may create or exacerbate toxic narcissistic
tendencies in people who use it. Using her clinical expertise, along with scientific research and interviews with other experts in the field, she thoroughly examines:
how narcissism on social media contributes to false narratives and ruptures relationships; how to identify a narcissist on social media (including how to spot the more subtle sub-types of narcissist, such as the covert, communal, and collective narcissist); how narcissism relates to the “influencer” and celebrity
culture; narcissism and cyberbullying, cyberstalking, trolling, and victim blaming on social media; narcissism related to racism and politics on social media; the ways social media can create a problem of narcissism in children as they grow up, the implications of 'sharenting'; and more. Readers will discover case studies and
real examples of narcissists and how they present on social media.
Derhally’s expertise in cultivating healthy, fulfilling, and connected relationships helps guide readers to take a deeper look at their behaviors on social media and of those around them. At the end of each chapter, she gives practical tips and takeaways for navigating narcissism online. Since abandoning our devices is
impractical and not likely, this book will help readers understand how to use social media in a balanced way that inspires fulfillment and connection instead of the entitlement, attention-seeking, and lack of empathy that is at the heart of narcissism. Derhally also instructs readers on how they may use social media for
good, and as a tool for positive social change. Social media is here to stay, but with education and awareness on how it makes us and the world more narcissistic, we can change the narrative and focus on the ways in which social media can be positive, and even improve the world for the better.
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Amanda M.

I cannot think of anyone that I would not recommend this book to and for! This is a timely and important topic for us all. The examples throughout the book depict individuals we surely all see in our feed and friends lists. Derhally's explanations and her summary "Tips, Takeaways, and Food for Thought" sections encourage the reader to examine their own relationship with social media and also the tools to be a thoughtful user/consumer of social media. The Facebook Narcissist is a well written and enjoyable read, I read it and then I immediately purchased it as a gift for friends!

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Sarah H.

This book offers an academic yet entertaining exploration of narcissism, specifically as it relates to social media. If you use social media, even if you feel it’s a harmless activity with little impact on your life, this book is a must read. If you don’t use social media, I believe any reader would benefit from this author’s thoughtful insight, thorough research, and clearly presented information. This book is well organized, brilliantly written, and easily relatable. The author offers advice for how to have a healthy relationship with social media and how to look inward at your own social media use. Each chapter ends with a “tips, take aways, and food for thought,” section, which helped me to engage in positive self reflection and recognize narcissistic traits displayed on social media. This book offered me a better understanding into my own social media behavior, how its use could impact my life and how others perceive me, as well tips for online safety. The author presents information on complex topics in an easy to understand manner and backs up these facts and details with sources and studies. Highly recommend this book.

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If you’re concerned about social media and it’s impact on society and our future, this is the book for you.

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