Sam Vaknin



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A Narcissist is attracted to VULNERABILTY




Dr. Sam Vaknin 

Topics he has written about 

GW Bush 
Many more....

I wasn't going to create this blog post but I just have to make the time to share some things anyway....and it will set you on a research path at least.  

"Narcissism results in a "forced self" - and there is no telling what he will do"

          I  hope he has analyzed/considered the probability they may ALL be transgendered when children - BECAUSE THEY WERE DEFINITELY FORCED TO BE A DIFFERENT SELF!  



Introductory Resources on Dr. Sam Vaknin 

BEWARE OF DISINFORMATION/DECEIT!  It is unfortunate they are not held accountable on internet!  You may have noticed even when you report someone on Facebook or Twitter, you cannot claim they are lying!   

My opinion, this is disinformation, to deceive the public about Dr. Vaknin. I have some of his books on my Kindle.  He is on point!  


     There is more garbage on internet .....I want to share the good stuff now.....

His Books are Available on 

Exerpt:   Donald Trump: America’s Next Narcissist-in-Chief?
By Sam Vaknin
Sam Vaknin
Author of “Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited”
Interview granted to “American Thinker”, March 2016
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Pasted:   So you'd like to know more about me. My name Sam Vaknin. I am a visiting professor of psychology, Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia and Professor of Finance and Psychology in CIAPS (Centre for International Advanced and Professional Studies). I'm an author of short stories, a winner of literary awards, and a former columnist in Central Europe Review,, PopMatters, and United Press International (UPI). I am also the Editor of mental health categories in the Open Directory and Suite101.
You can learn more about my work and me HERE.
I am not a mental health professional, though I was certified in Counseling Techniques. I work as a financial consultant to leading businesses and to governments in several countries."

My book, Malignant Self Love - Narcissism Revisited, is one of the first books to talk about Narcissistic Personality Disorder, which was just starting to gain recognition.
It was written under extreme conditions of duress. It was composed in jail as I was trying to understand what had hit me. My nine-year marriage dissolved, my finances were in a shocking condition, my family estranged, my reputation ruined, my personal freedom severely curtailed.
I wrote the first draft of the book in prison, by night ...standing. Then I re-wrote my scrambled notes, uploaded them and, presto- there was a websiteThe book came much later when I realized the pent-up pain and solitude that narcissism wreaks upon its sufferers and victims. It is a pernicious condition, the root of many mental health disorders, and very poorly understood, diagnosed, reported, and studied. It was recognized as a mental health category only in 1980 (DSM III).
Why did I go to prison in the first place? I crossed swords with the Israeli government. Mine was shorter. I was imprisoned for grand fraud after I exposed major corruption in a bank I bought through the stock exchange. But isn't this ("I'm not guilty!") what they all say?
Slowly, the realization that it was all my fault, that I was sick and needed help penetrated the decade's old defenses that I erected around me. This book is the documentation of a road of self-discovery. It was a painful process, which led to nowhere. I am no different - and no healthier - today than I was when I wrote this book. My disorder is here to stay, the prognosis is poor and alarming.
My book says that narcissists are easily identifiable and that, once identified, can be easily manipulated. The need to manipulate them arises out of their propensity to destroy everything and everyone around them. To manipulate a narcissist is to survive. It is a survival tactic for the victims of narcissists.


descript shared:  Edit: Vaknin also openly admits his own NPD, including his "supply" being the attention he gets from talking about Narcissism. None of these make him wrong, but do explain why he studied his own malady.
I'm helping to get the word out. I agree with what is said in this interview. I don't agree with everything about the organization (LarouchPAC) that employs the interviewer. However, they have underlings who do excellent research. This posting is to help them get certain messages out, while I am unable to support their efforts financially. If you choose go comment, please listen to the entire interview first and state if you did so. Their blurb follows: Interview with Dr. Sam Vaknin, author of the bestseller "Malignant Self-Love", the definitive book on clinical narcissism. Vaknin, in discussion with Brent Bedford and Matthew Ogden, emphasizes the frightening and cataclysmic implications of Barack Obama's incurable mental state, and underscores the critical importance of Lyndon LaRouche's dire warnings that Obama's psychology mirrors that of Emperor Nero and Adolf Hilter -- and will turn out to be just as destructive for the nation and the world, unless removed from office under the provision of the 25th Amendment.

I have copied and pasted his CV below, yet it won't be as clear as the source above:

Born in 1961 in Qiryat-Yam, Israel.
Served in the Israeli Defence Force (1979-1982) in training and education units.
1970-1978: Completed nine semesters in the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa.
1982-3: Ph.D. in Philosophy (dissertation: "Time Asymmetry Revisited") – California Miramar University(formerly: Pacific Western University), California, USA.
1982-5: Graduate of numerous courses in Finance Theory and International Trading in the UK and USA.
Full proficiency in Hebrew and in English.
1980 to 1983
Founder and co-owner of a chain of computerised information kiosks in Tel-Aviv, Israel.
1982 to 1985
Senior positions with the Nessim D. Gaon Group of Companies in Geneva, Paris and New-York (NOGA and APROFIM SA):
– Chief Analyst of Edible Commodities in the Group's Headquarters in Switzerland
– Manager of the Research and Analysis Division
– Manager of the Data Processing Division
– Project Manager of the Nigerian Computerised Census
– Vice President in charge of RND and Advanced Technologies
– Vice President in charge of Sovereign Debt Financing
1985 to 1986
Represented Canadian Venture Capital Funds in Israel.
1986 to 1987
General Manager of IPE Ltd. in London. The firm financed international multi-lateral countertrade and leasing transactions.
1988 to 1990
Co-founder and Director of "Mikbats-Tesuah", a portfolio management firm based in Tel-Aviv.
Activities included large-scale portfolio management, underwriting, forex trading and general financial advisory services.
1990 to Present
Freelance consultant to many of Israel's Blue-Chip firms, mainly on issues related to the capital markets in Israel, Canada, the UK and the USA.
Consultant to foreign RND ventures and to Governments on macro-economic matters.
Freelance journalist in various media in the United States.
1990 to 1995
President of the Israel chapter of the Professors World Peace Academy (PWPA) and (briefly) Israel representative of the "Washington Times".
1993 to 1994
Co-owner and Director of many business enterprises:
– The Omega and Energy Air-Conditioning Concern
– AVP Financial Consultants
– Handiman Legal Services
  Total annual turnover of the group: 10 million USD.
Co-owner, Director and Finance Manager of COSTI Ltd. – Israel's largest computerised information vendor and developer. Raised funds through a series of private placements locally in the USA, Canada and London.
1993 to 1996
Publisher and Editor of a Capital Markets Newsletter distributed by subscription only to dozens of subscribers countrywide.
Tried and incarcerated for 11 months for his role in an attempted takeover of Israel's Agriculture Bank involving securities fraud.
Managed the Internet and International News Department of an Israeli mass media group, "Ha-Tikshoret and Namer".
Assistant in the Law Faculty in Tel-Aviv University (to Prof. S.G. Shoham).
1996 to 1999
Financial consultant to leading businesses in Macedonia, Russia and the Czech Republic.
Economic commentator in "Nova Makedonija", "Dnevnik", "Makedonija Denes", "Izvestia", "Argumenti i Fakti", "The Middle East Times", "The New Presence", "Central Europe Review", and other periodicals, and in the economic programs on various channels of Macedonian Television.
Chief Lecturer in courses in Macedonia organised by the Agency of Privatization, by the Stock Exchange, and by the Ministry of Trade.
1999 to 2002
Economic Advisor to the Government of the Republic of Macedonia and to the Ministry of Finance.
2001 to 2003
Senior Business Correspondent for United Press International (UPI).
2005 -
Associate Editor and columnist, Global Politician
Founding Analyst, The Analyst Network
Contributing Writer, The American Chronicle Media Group
Expert, Self-growth and Bizymoms and contributor to Mental Health Matters
Columnist and analyst in "Nova Makedonija", "Fokus", and "Kapital" (Macedonian papers and newsweeklies).
Member of the Steering Committee for the Advancement of Healthcare in the Republic of Macedonia
Advisor to the Minister of Health of Macedonia
Seminars and lectures on economic issues in various forums in Macedonia.
Columnist in Dnevnik and Publika (Macedonia)
Columnist in InfoPlus and Libertas
Contributor to Recovering the Self
Author of extensive Web sites in:
– Psychology ("Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited”) – an Open Directory Cool Site for 8 years.
– Philosophy ("Philosophical Musings"),
– Economics and Geopolitics ("World in Conflict and Transition").
Owner of the Narcissistic Abuse Study List, the Toxic Relationships List, and the Abusive Relationships Newsletter (more than 7,000 members).
Editor of mental health disorders and Central and Eastern Europe categories in various Web directories (Open Directory, Search Europe,
Editor of the Personality DisordersNarcissistic Personality Disorder, the Verbal and Emotional Abuse, and the Spousal (Domestic) Abuse and Violence topics on Suite 101 and contributing author on Bellaonline.
Columnist and commentator in "The New Presence", United Press International (UPI), InternetContent, eBookWeb, PopMattersGlobal PoliticianThe Analyst Network, Conservative Voice, The American Chronicle Media, and "Central Europe Review".
"Managing Investment Portfolios in States of Uncertainty", Limon Publishers, Tel-Aviv, 1988
"The Gambling Industry", Limon Publishers, Tel-Aviv, 1990
"Requesting My Loved One: Short Stories", Miskal-Yedioth Aharonot, Tel-Aviv, 1997
"The Suffering of Being Kafka” (electronic book of Hebrew and English Short Fiction), Prague, 1998-2004
"The Macedonian Economy at a Crossroads – On the Way to a Healthier Economy" (dialogues with Nikola Gruevski), Skopje, 1998
"The Exporter’s Pocketbook" Ministry of Trade, Republic of Macedonia, Skopje, 1999
"Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited", Narcissus Publications, Prague, 1999-2007 (Read excerpts - click here)
(E-books regarding relationships with abusive narcissists and psychopaths), Prague, 1999-2010
Personality Disorders Revisited (e-book about personality disorders), Prague, 2007
"After the Rain – How the West Lost the East", Narcissus Publications in association with Central Europe Review/CEENMI, Prague and Skopje, 2000
More than 30 e-books about psychology, international affairs, business and economics, philosophy, short fiction, and reference (free download here)
Winner of numerous awards, among them Israel's Council of Culture and Art Prize for Maiden Prose (1997), The Rotary Club Award for Social Studies (1976), and the Bilateral Relations Studies Award of the American Embassy in Israel (1978).
Hundreds of professional articles in all fields of finance and economics, and numerous articles dealing with geopolitical and political economic issues published in both print and Web periodicals in many countries.
Many appearances in the electronic and print media on subjects in psychology, philosophy, and the sciences, and concerning economic matters.
Sam Vaknin ( ) is the author of Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited and After the Rain - How the West Lost the East, as well as many other books and ebooks about topics in psychology, relationships, philosophy, economics, and international affairs.

He is the Editor-in-Chief of Global Politician and served as a columnist for Central Europe Review, PopMatters, eBookWeb , and Bellaonline, and as a United Press International (UPI) Senior Business Correspondent. He was the editor of mental health and Central East Europe categories in The Open Directory and Suite101.

Visit Sam's Web site at


LECTURE Extremes of the Human Mind: The Most Terrifying Place of All - 2 HOURS  Sam Vakning channel 

Published on Nov 5, 2014


The extremes of the human mind: the most terrifying place of all. A Lecture at MIT University, Skopje, Macedonia. By: Sam Vaknin, author of "Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited" (


Most likely I will insert info since I am trying to catch up from not having access to my blog for almost 2 years.  Even when it showed back up, I could not edit any posts because my domain was stolen from me by Google.  And Google would not issue me a new domain even though I planned to pay for it.  Yet just recently I was given that option and was able to go to settings and purchase one, not without struggle - so obviously some other spineless shill realized what I was doing and tried to thwart my efforts, yet good people made sure I got my rights!  4/16/2020

Video I am watching now is about the Coronavirus.  Dr. Vaknin has created several videos about this, emphasizing there is no pandemic!  

It is much easier to type my notes than to write them and type what I have written.  I cannot create a Word Document right now because Microsoft Word was taken off my computer.  I plan to get Microsoft Office through @TechDeals_16 / Tech Deals on YouTube...I just have to make the time to do that.  They helped me get through a big hurdle yesterday, which was accessing my computer so I can even use it!  Windows 10 was restored on my computer.  I highly suggest their tutorials and livestreaming.  4/16/2020 

Video:  Back to the Future: Spectacle of Narcissism, Spectre of Psychology
1 hr 24min 

Cyberspace is a disrupter and age-based studies should be performed, since younger people are easier to be influenced as extreme narcissists. 

Online has replaced reality.  Especially during Quarantine.  

Older narcissists have developed actual physical places in which they enjoy expressing this behavior - age 35 and over - it could be the local pub, workplace, political party, church, etc.  They still read books. 

Over age 45 are TACTILE 

Narcissism could be a malady for behaviour in society.  

Christopher Lash, author.  Book:  The Culture of Narcissism

Frenchman, "Gi Dabour" (check spelling) author.  Book:  The Society of The Spectacle
   It is written in a peculiar manner

Emile Durkheim spoke on Anomic Societies and their dangers (7min)

Narcissism as a Social Tool 
Caters to a series of survival NEEDS
Used to organize people, to create institutions

Explanatory Principle - concept of existance WITHOUT meaning

Reiigions were both organizing princlples and which gave meaning to life
   Order out of chaos

Narcissism is being used to replace religion!  Substitute for love! 

If the artist is a narcissist vs Attempt to be Noticed discussed

Family used to be roots - communities were automatic.  Today, it is gone. Individuality is lost.  Institutions are gone!  We are forced to cater!  
     (This is what America's Promise has been trying to thwart! And they are still working on this battle! Yet somehow the Bush Family have made it an Alliance and most likely through cutting off the Powell's financial backers to some degree. That is my suspicion)

Images are self-referential.  YouTube has exploded because of this.  

Babies don't react to language; they rely on visuals. World of Imagery can be enriching or volatile. 

In absence of references, no one will understand what the creators want to say

Cinema - TV - now screens are small....our smart phones are programmed by us, we create our logrithms...tayloring our news etc - we are not connected with others using our smart phones.  
    Need for a stillness and peace...

    Randomness causes us to lose signal 
       Concept of feeding our own ideas, not extending ourselves to new ones

Transitioning to an autistic-like space.  In excess it creates a Superb Psychosis
     Introgens are natural "voices"; yet in excess they start talking to themselves, etc - making it a reality 

Concept of pain management - using distractions 

Social media may be used as a drug 

Self-involvement is not a problem.  Yet problem of discoverability is. We have converted everything into art; and art is nothing.  This began in the 1900's.  No criteria is expected today because "anything goes" 

Vortex of Nothingness!

Princess Diana used the media to create her image...televising crypto messages...about 26min on video...false fantasy character believed as reality. 

Overriding state of mind is confusion today. This is an Era of confusion.  The action BECOMES the message.  Acting on TV is the message.  

Confusion of Reality vs. Representation 
     Inner states 
        Empathy is good when there is authenticity; yet empathy is considered not useful because they cannot trust the subject.  Jaded subjects through acting in REALITY. Concept of AVATAR.  

Glutony, glamor, drug use - encrypted in culture as "that's our normal" 

Media is the Message concept - reality TV encouraged public to act in reality

Simply to be noticed, you create scandal by radicalizing behavior

Luka Magnota (Canadian serial killer) mentioned

The Joker vs American Psycho.  Joker is a compound. It is a kaleidescope of behavior which emulates all types.  He is not a human being!  No core identity!  
American Psycho, on the other hand, character has a core identity. . The Joker is a disoriented figure.  

Cinema vs our World, Society....Cause? Effect?  

The resilence of Modern Personalities is at a breaking point! 37min

      Media is a false sense of safety.  Percieved as a FireWall of Protection when it is the opposite. 

       Pursuit for fame by a traumatized person discussed
          Dr. Vaknin concludes the problem is if you cannot get a loving relationship, you may seek other means, such as love by the masses (publicity), love of money, adulation, and other substitutes
          And why?  There is no love to be found!

The Internet and social media operate like Scientolgoy.  You exist in your own head. You create your reality.  Chaos, drama, outrage - vs self controll, awareness.

Supporters of Donald Trump:  Trump is viewed as the sun and they are the moons - they need his light to reflect 
     It is a psyop; not reality. (Yet these people allow it!)  (40min)
     Narcissists eat their followers for breakfast
     Psychopaths eat Narcissists for breakfast 

Narcissm is losing its social power 
    We are going to the next level to gain social power

  I am saving this now incase others may want to read it; though I have about 50 min left to take notes on.  I am at 42 min 


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