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December 2019: 154pp
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Hb: 978-0-367-27963-9 | $140.00 Pb: 978-0-367-27964-6 | $44.95 eBook: 978-0-429-29895-0

Table of Contents

Introduction; Chapter 1: An Introduction to the Malignant Narcissist Leader: A Psychological Autopsy of Bishop Frederick Ladysmith-Jones; Review of the Literature; Psychological Autopsy of a Malignant Narcissist ; Conclusion Chapter 2: Assessment of the Malignant Narcissist Leader: Clinical Features, Selected Psychodynamic Epidemiological Items, and Interdisciplinary Observations; Malignant Narcissism in a Leader: Broad Assessment and Analytic Recommendations; Clinical Features and Interdiscplinary Observations of the Malignant Narcissist Leader Profile; Conclusion Chapter 3: Sympathy for the Devil: Application and Limitations of the Malignant Narcissist Diagnosis; The Client: Robert Green; Conclusion Chapter 4: The Patho-Dynamics of Totalitaria: How Mad Leaders Form Followers and Gain Ascendance ; Cult or High-Pressure Group: Synonymous Terms with a Range of Meanings; How the MNL Colonizes the Organization ; The Followers: Various Types and Singular Madness; The Authoritarian Personality and the Cults of Influence Related to the Rise of Donald Trump; Treatment Options for Survivors of Cults; Conclusion Chapter 5: A Totalitarian Sampler: The Mad Leader in Context of the Cultic OrganizationCategories of Cults; Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and the Rajneesh Movement: a predominantly spiritual/human potential high-pressure group, with commercial and political sub-features; Tony Alamo and the Alamo Christian Foundation: a predominantly spiritual/human potential high-pressure group, with commercial and political sub-features; Keith Raniere and NXIVM: predominantly commercial high-pressure group, with spiritual/human potential and political sub-features; Roger Ailes and Fox News: a predominantly political highpressure group, with commercial and spiritual/human potential sub-features; Marshall Applewhite and Heaven’s Gate: a predominantly spiritual/human potential high-pressure group, with commercial and political sub-features; Marcus Wesson’s Christo-Vampire Family Cult: a spiritual/human potential high-pressure group, with few political or commercial features ; Shoka Asahara and Aum Shinrikyo: a spiritual/human potential high-pressure group, with political and commercial features; Conclusion; Chapter 6:The Perversion of Utopia: Malignant Narcissist Leaders and the Transcendental; The Rise of the Modern Tyrant; Utopia and Its Perversion; ConclusionDialogue: Etiology, Sexuality, and a Primal Horde of Horrible Chapter 7: Zeiders and Devlin Dialogue: Etiology, Sexuality, and a Primal Horde of Horrible Insights Useful for Research Introduction Zeiders and Devlin Dialogue Conclusion; Index

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Malignant Narcissism and Power

A Psychodynamic Exploration of Madness and Leadership

Charles Zeiders and Peter Devlin

This book looks at the Malignant Narcissist Leader (MNL) as a diagnostic label, identifying the key character traits of charisma, grandiosity, sadism and paranoia, and how this singular pathology encourages these dangerous individuals to see themselves as ‘spiritual’ leaders. First identified in the aftermath of the second world war, the MNL has the potential to become a toxic presence in religious, business and political institutions, and the book features the case study of a fictionalised example within a church community, as well as clinical examples from other arenas. It will prove fascinating reading for a range of psychoanalysts, as well as anyone interested in cults.

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