58 minutes | Jan 10th 2019

Episode 117 – Narcissism in The Office Characters with Dr. Leonardo Bobadilla

Professor and clinical psychologist, Dr. Leonardo Bobadilla, joined us to discuss examples of narcissism in characters from The Office. We first discussed where the term narcissism came from and what it means to the public, therapists, and researchers. Then, we talked about different aspects of narcissism: pathological vs. adaptive and grandiose vs. vulnerable. Next, we talked about the narcissistic features that Michael Scott, Andy Bernard, and Ryan Howard express in the show, while recalling our favorite scenes and quotes. We concluded with a discussion of the need for more treatment research. We really enjoyed making this episode for you all, and we hope you enjoy listening to it! If you like our podcast, please rate and review us on iTunes, check out our website, and follow us on Twitter. Thank you! For More Information: Dr. Leonardo Bobadilla’s faculty webpage & blogPrevious Jedi Counsel podcast episodes with Dr. Bobadilla on paraphilic disorders and restorative justiceJedi Counsel fictional diagnostic reports on Michael Scott, Kelly Kapoor, and Dwight SchrutePathological Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder by Pincus & Lukowitsky (2010)The Narcissism Spectrum Model: A Synthetic View of Narcissistic Personality by Krizan & Herlache (2017)
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