June 13, 2020
Every so often, a new bit of clinical language makes its way out of the psychotherapy office and into the larger discourse.
Early psychoanalysis helped us describe our fastidious friend as anal and posit that our partner was projecting. The 1970’s ushered in worry about whether our self-esteem was requisitely high and the 1980’s asked how much emotional intelligence we possess. More recently, Donald Trump’s ascendance burst open the gates to the world of narcissism and its attendant nomenclature.
Now it seems another phrase is breaking through.