Why has someone’s pursuit of self knowledge, creative expression and a balanced sense of self esteem and self worth become reduced to pathology?  Can’t one establish a healthy sense of self worth/self esteem without becoming grandiose or overly self indulgent.? In the article below, Anita Felicelli writes a balanced and reflective review of modern theories of narcissism, referencing Kohut and Kernberg, to argue for a more balanced view of the this pathologically laden term.

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