Self-Centered, Selfish Or Narcissistic? GUEST: Dr. Laura Dabney

What’s healthy selfishness? What are it’s limits before it becomes narcissistic? Great insights from a psychiatrist on these differences, healthy boundaries, and more you need to know.


  • Differences between healthy selfishness and unhealthy narcissism
  • Why high-achieving folks often walk a fine line between self-centeredness and narcissism
  • How to find a balance between being healthily driven and engaged and unhealthy, looking for power
  • Your rights to set boundaries especially against aggression
  • What about passive-aggressive tendencies?
  • Will toxic people respect your boundaries?
  • The three biggest red flags that someone is toxic

There can be a razor’s edge difference between a self-centered person and a narcissistic one.

Does it really matter if you know when you are dealing with them?

Dr. Laura Dabney offers her experience as a psychiatrist dealing with some of the most difficult cases in the field. Her insights will help you more deeply understand those differences between a generally self-centered person, and a truly narcissistic one.

I’ve often spoken about “healthy selfishness” and we continue that conversation. Where are the limits? When does it become unhealthy? So many questions that help you understand the relationship you may have with a partner, parent, sibling, or adult child.

Oh, and bright, high-performing folks. Are they more likely to have narcissistic tendencies?

Get answers today, here, now.


Laura Dabney, MD has made a career of taking on psychiatry’s toughest challenges from treating complex, combined medical and psychological conditions, to ensuring the absolute privacy of powerful, high-profile patients. Dr. Dabney has, for decades, helped her patients change their lives for the better. And they recognize her for it. Dr. Dabney’s patients come for many reasons: depression and anxiety, recent break-ups or a lifetime of toxic relationships. Yet, despite the problems that brought them through her door, they describe her in the same terms again and again, calling her warm, knowledgeable, and committed to their success.








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