"Malignant Self-love: Narcissism" is the work of Sam Vaknin. Many additional books and ebooks on psychology, relationships, philosophy, economics, foreign politics, and award-winning short fiction are also available. At Rostov-on-Southern Don's Federal University, he is a Visiting Professor of Psychology. At SIAS-CIAPS, he is a Professor of Financial and Psychological Sciences (Centre for International Advanced and Professional Studies). A former UPI Senior Business Correspondent, he was also the Editor-in-Chief of Global Politician and a columnist for Central Europe Review (PopMatters), eBookWeb, and Bellaonline. The Open Directory and Suite101 have him as an editor for mental health and Central Eastern Europe categories. More than 52 million people have seen his videos on YouTube, and he has 245,000 subscribers. An expert in the field, he is the author of Malignant Self-Love: Narcissism Revisited as well as several other publications, which explain narcissism thoroughly. Dr. Sam Vaknin is an expert in this sector because he is a narcissist (twice-diagnosed!). As a clinical psychologist, I can attest to the rarity with which a person comes to understand that he or she is a narcissist in the first place. Vaknin describes "a life-long pattern of traits and behaviors which signify infatuation and obsession with oneself to the exclusion of all others and the egotistic and ruthless pursuit of one's own gratification, dominance and ambition" as something that most people are reluctant to openly admit to having in themselves. When we read this description, some of us may think of a friend or family member. It's possible that some people will be reminded of their spouses or ex-spouses. Whatever the case may be, as indicated by their frequent appearances in the media, narcissists have captured our collective imagination.