Roger L. Simon

Dr. Sanity Sets Us Straight

Me anyway. I spent a good portion of the 1980s struggling through Heinz Kohut’s works on self-psychology and object relations while I was in psychotherapy, but never got a clearer view of his theories than I did from reading this post on Pat Santy’s blog. The doctor is clearly after other game, however, and will soon be linking up her explanation of narcissism with current politics and the way people behave. I’ll be reading carefully because I suspect her thinking dovetails with some of the ideas that I am putting in my book, although in a less formal and more personal fashion. And in any case, those of us who live in Hollywood need as much knowledge of narcissism as we can get — healthy or otherwise. (ht: Rick Ballard)