Joe discusses the problem of hyper-competitive (and often narcissistic) parents with TrueSport, an online media resource promoting positive youth sports.

On a repeat visit to Psych Up Live, Joe discusses SHAME with Dr. Suzanne Phillips. June 6, 2019.’s in-depth interview with Joe about shame, narcissism, and the art of empathy. April 2019 edition.

Joe explains the appropriate and healthy role of shame in child-rearing on the Feed Play Love podcast. March 5, 2019.

On her podcast Low Tox Life, host Alexx Stuart talks with Joe about his new book. February 17, 2019.

Joe writes about “How to Deal with Shame in the Workplace” for the UK’s Balance Media. February 11, 2019.

An interview with Lynne Malcolm of Australia’s “All in the Mind” syndicated program on ABC. January 27, 2019.

Health & Fitness magazine’s January 2019 edition has an article about my new book and the value of shame in helping us to grow.

An excerpt from SHAME in Eden magazine’s January edition.

The Sun newspaper (UK) reviews SHAME. January 11, 2019. SUN_043_1GM_11jan_343773257

Writing for The Malestrom in the UK, Joe discusses MANSHAME. January 9, 2019.

Joe describes how to manage and combat shame for Wellness Daily (Australia). December 18, 2018.

Joe’s interview with Ryk Goddard on ABC Radio (approximately 5 minutes from beginning). November 21, 2018.

A book review of SHAME for Brisbane’s West End Magazine. November 21, 2018.

Joe’s article about how facing shame helps teens to grow, in the Daily Telephone (widely syndicated). November 20, 2018.

Deborah Hill Cone of the New Zealand Herald talks with Joe about the usefulness of shame. November 19. 2018

Joe explains why you should allow your children to feel shame for the Australian Financial Review. November 9, 2018.

Joe appears on Australian national television to discuss his new book. November 5, 2018.

For Ten Daily (Australia), Joe describes how shame can be good for us. October 28, 2018.

A 20-minute radio interview with Joe about the release of his new book in Australia. November 23, 2018.

Advice from Joe about how to cope with a narcissist for April 23, 2018.

More from Joe about the four types of shame, this time in The Independent. April 4, 2018.

Another article from Business Insider, this one focused on Joe’s views on the four different types of shame. April 3, 2018.

Joe discusses shame and narcissism with Business Insider. March 20, 2018.

Joe appears on NPR’s Weekend Edition, discussing public shaming and the #metoo movement with Lulu Garcia-Navarro (at about the 4-minute mark). February 18, 2018.

Business Insider (India) relies on Joe’s book to describe 5 traits most narcissists have in common. December 15, 2017.

An editorial in The Federalist makes extensive use of Joe’s article in the Washington Post. November 21, 2017.

In an op-ed for the Washington Post, Joe discusses the social value of public shaming in connection with the #metoo movement. November 17, 2017.

On PsychCentral, Peg Streep discusses ten signs that help you to recognize a narcissist, making use of Joe’s book. August 24, 2017.

In an audio interview with HowStuffWorks, Joe discusses the difference between anger and hatred, as well as the role shame plays in triggering them. March 22, 2017.

Peg Streep of PsychCentral profiles Joe’s book in her article about the Vindictive Narcissist. February 8, 2017.

Joe discusses how to break up with a narcissist with Anthea Levi of January 2, 2017.

The University Herald discusses Joe’s insights in regarding to the signs that you might be a narcissist. December 13, 2016.

Business Insider includes Joe’s insight in its round-up article on 22 Signs You Might be a Narcissist. December 9, 2016.

The Sun newspaper in the United Kingdom refers to Joe’s recent video interview with Business Insider, discussing how and why the eldest child may often be the most successful. features Joe’s advice for how to survive the holidays with a narcissist. November 21, 2016.

In her latest for PsychCentral, Peg Streep relies on Joe’s book for guidance on ways to spot a narcissist. November 15, 2016.

Jessica Migala of includes Joe’s advice on five ways to deal with a narcissist. November 3, 2016

Peg Streep of PsychCentral discusses narcissistic behavior, reviewing several books including Joe’s latest. September 13, 2016.

The Global Times refers to Joe’s book in an article focused on how to deal with a narcissistic boss. August 16, 2016.

The Houston Chronicle discusses Joe’s book and ways to identify Extreme Narcissists. July 19, 2016.

Jane Brody of the New York Times discusses Joe’s book at length for the Well column. July 18, 2016.

YouTube Video of Joe’s one-hour presentation at the OffshoreAlert conference in Miami: The Donald Trump Phenomenon, a Psychological Analysis. May 3, 2016.

Joe discusses 10 signs that you might be a narcissist with April 15, 2016.

Alison Patton of Huffington Post discusses Joe’s book in connection with Donald Trump’s narcissistic personality. April 8, 2016.

Joe discusses why we develop bad habits and how to break them with Nanci Hellmich of AARP’s StayingSharp

CNS Business News announces Joe’s upcoming presentation on Donald Trump at the OffshoreAlert Conference in Miami. April 1, 2016.

Peg Streep reviews The Narcissist You Know for PsychCentral. March 18, 2016. talks with Joe about the main features of narcissism and how to identify them. January 27, 2016.

The San Mateo Daily Journal relies on Joe’s book in clarifying the difference between narcissism and health self-esteem. January 27, 2016.

Peg Streep of Psychology Today reviews Craig Malkin’s book and Joe’s book about narcissism. January 20, 2016.

Le Journal de Montreal (french language) discusses Joe’s new book, making special reference to the earlier article about him in the Business Insider. January 19, 2016.

Joe makes his third radio appearance on the Bryan Crabtree Show out of Atlanta, talking about Madonna, and why we idealize our politicians. January 18, 2016.

Marie Claire magazine discusses guilt and shame with Joe. January 11, 2016.

Latin Trends Magazine interviews Joe about his new book. November 2015.

As a follow-up to its earlier piece, Business Insider spotlights Joe and his thoughts about the single most important sign that you might be a narcissist. The article was later featured on Yahoo News. October 15, 2015.

Appearing on The Morning Show, Australia’s nationally-televised equivalent of The Today Show, Joe discusses prominent narcissists with co-hosts Kylie Gillies and Larry Emdur. October 14, 2015.

Business Insider profiles national experts on narcissism, including Joe, in discussing the “21 signs you’re a narcissist.” October 9, 2015.

Following the release of Joe’s book in Australian and New Zealand, the Australian website discusses the 8 types of narcissist readers might recognize. October 9, 2015.

James Tehrani of Workforce explores the concept of Extreme Narcissism during a lengthy “conversation” with Joe. October 8, 2015.

Fox News Health profiles Joe’s new book, with an in-depth exploration of his concept of Extreme Narcissism. October 8, 2015.

As keynote speaker, Joe kicks off Project Resilience at the Ridgefield Public Library in Connecticut, discussing the challenges of parenting in this Golden Age of Narcissism. October 1, 2015.

Late in September 2015, surrounding the launch of his new book, Joe appeared on 20 or so radio programs around the country. His interview with Barry Vogel of Radio Curious stands out for the depth and length of the interview.

Joe reads at the Mid-Manhattan branch of the New York Public Library. September 29, 2015.

Joe offers tips on coping with Extreme Narcissists for ABC News Online. September 28, 2015.

Appearing on WCBS Channel 2 in New York, Joe discusses narcissism and the rise of “selfish selfies.” September 23, 2015.

Joe’s book is reviewed in the Sunday Book Review in The New York Times. September 22, 2015.

On, Joe gives advice about dating and breaking up with a narcissist. September 18, 2015.

Joe offers more advice about narcissists in the workplace, this time for September 18, 2015.

Carolyn Gregoire of the Huffington Post consults Joe on the issue of Donald Trump’s narcissism. September 16, 2015.

The September issue of The Hampton Sheet gives The Narcissist You Know a glowing review, saying it is “highly recommended.”

Writing for, Joe discusses five different types of workplace narcissist and what to do about them. September 14, 2015.

Joe appears live on THE LAST WORD with Lawrence O’Donnell airing on MSNBC. Along with Jeffrey Kluger of TIME magazine, Joe discusses Donald Trump’s Extreme Narcissism and his appeal to disaffected and frightened voters. August 18, 2015.

Psychology Today features Joe’s article about “The Populist Appeal of Trump’s Narcissism.” August 14, 2015.

The Skype Blog profiles Joe and his practice of online psychotherapy. August 14, 2015.

As consultant to the “Ask Annie” column at, Joe gives advice on how to cope with a vindictive narcissist in the workplace. August 7, 2015.

Joe discusses the physiological aspects of shame with Natalie Matthews of July 28, 2015.

With co-author Anastasia Piatakhina Gire, Joe writes about his experience of Skype clients who connect from their beds. On July 28, 2015.

On San Francisco radio station 910 AM, Joe talks about narcissistic parenting with host Gil Gross. July 27, 2015. features Joe’s article about how to cope with the Donald Trump in your workplace. July 24, 2015.

At, Joe discusses the dangers and pitfalls of narcissistic parenting. July 24, 2015.

At PBS-affiliate, Joe identifies who the emotional characters would be in an “Inside Out” Pixar-style movie about a person at midlife. July 20, 2015.

Joe discusses Extreme Narcissism and Donald Trump with radio host Tommy Schnurmacher out of Montreal (CJAD 800 AM). July 16, 2015.

Commenting in the New York Daily News, Joe discusses the winner-loser dynamic in romantic breakups and why people post revenge photos on Facebook to triumph over an ex. July 16, 2015.

Three more interviews on July 9, 2015, with Joe discussing Donald Trump and the concept of Extreme Narcissism. July 9, 2015.

The Bryan Crabtree Show – WAFS-AM Atlanta

The Jordana Green Show – WCCO-AM Minneapolis (CBS Radio)

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On the Mark and Dave Show out of Portland, Oregon, Joe discusses Donald Trump in connection with his new book. July 9, 2015.

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Kathy Caprino of engages Joe in a Q&A about Extreme Narcissism and his forthcoming book. July 6, 2015.

Joe speaks with Dr. Michael Aronoff of Sirius XM’s “Doctor Radio” about identifying Extreme Narcissists.” June 23, 2015.

Joe appears as a featured expert in a radio documentary about public shaming that airs on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s popular “Ideas” program. May 25, 2015.

Patrick Sauer of Random House’s Biographile blog discusses public shaming with Joe. April 9, 2015.

Joe discusses his forthcoming book and his recent New York Times op-ed with Wisconsin radio host Michael Cohen.

      December 24

Writing for the op-ed section of the New York Times, Joe describes how working by Skype gives him a glimpse of his clients’ personal lives, including their pets. December 20, 2014.

Joe describes his experience working by Skype in an article for The Atlantic. December 3, 2014.

How to pursue your passion after you retire — Joe contributes his thoughts to a piece by USA Today reporter Nanci Hellmich. October 13, 2014.

In a full hour interview, LA public radio hosts Mikhail Tank and Layla Ashley talk with Joe about defense mechanisms, shame, and narcissism.

      September 1

For a change of pace, Joe weighs in on the Amazon-Hachette dispute with a Letter to the Editors of the New York Times. August 14, 2014.

A new study concerning a simplified test for diagnosing narcissism has been released and Joe discusses the topic with USA Today reporter Kim Painter. August 5, 2014.

What should couples do when they disagree about retirement? Joe offers some advice in another USA Today article. May 20, 2014.

USA Today reporter Sharon Jayson quotes Joe at length discussing Don Sterling’s racist remarks. May 14, 2014.

Joe’s weighs in on the Ukraine crisis with observations on Vladimir Putin’s narcissistic traits. The Atlantic. April 15, 2014.

In his op-ed piece about the death of Fred Phelps for the Washington Post, Steven Petrow quotes Joe on the damaging effects of holding onto hatred. March 20, 2014.

As a contributor to the “Room for Debate” section of the New York Times, Joe discusses the narcissism of home improvement. March 19, 2014.

Joe weighs in on the emotional challenges people confront when facing retirement with less money than they had expected. For USA Today. March 16, 2014.

USA Today features Joe’s thoughts about the loss of a sense of self in aging. February 17, 2014

Writing once again for The Atlantic, Joe explains why middle age feels like a narcissistic injury, and how it may lead to an increase in defensive narcissism to ward it off. February 12, 2014.

Writing for the GrubStreet Daily, publicist Sharon Bially describes Joe’s media platform and how it helped him land his most recent contract with Touchstone Books. February 5, 2014.

Joe discusses the myths and reality of unconditional love with Hayley Krischer of January 16, 2014.

Joe explains to readers of Glo online that the ability to empathize depends on your ability to tolerate the full range of your own emotional life. December 7, 2013.

MSN’s online magazine Glo asks Joe to explain the difference between empathy and sympathy. December 7, 2013.

Joe discusses narcissism,sociopaths, romance, aging and more with Dr. Erin Eeks of Blooming Wellness. December 3, 2013.

All bullies are narcissists, as Joe explains to readers of The Atlantic. November 14, 2013.

For The Atlantic, Joe explores the role of addiction in the narcissistic behavior of Anthony Weiner. July 30, 2013.

Following the latest in the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal, Joe talks with USA Today about the role of pornography and narcissism in Weiner’s behavior. July 24, 2013.

Sirius XM Radio Host Matt Townsend talks with Joe about how and when to make an apology. July 8, 2013.

Joe discusses the fear of moving forward with Experience Life magazine. July/August issue.

Discussing Andrew Solomon’s Far From the Tree Joe takes issue with the current anti-shame zeitgeist in his byline for The Atlantic. June 17, 2013.

As a guest blogger on Writer Unboxed, Joe discusses Why Do I Do That? as a tool for fiction writers. June 2, 2013.

In the wake of the Boston marathon bombings, Joe writes about the psychology of unity for The Atlantic. April 20, 2013.

Joe talks stress management with USA Today. April 4, 2013.

The Atlantic features Joe’s byline about splitting and hatred in politics. March 13, 2013.

Joe discusses narcissism with BlogTalkRadio’s Lisa Scott on her program, It’s All About Him. March 13, 2013.

USA Today quotes Joe as a resource in discussing healthy lifestyle choices. February 28, 2013.

Relationship Coach Sandy Weiner talks with Joe about dealing with disappointment on Valentine’s Day. February 14, 2013.

As Guest Blogger for The Change Blog, Joe discusses the role of choice in bringing about authentic change. February 12, 2013.

Joe writes about managing hatred in intimate relationships as Guest Blogger for The Good Men Project. January 31, 2013.

The Atlantic features Joe’s bylined article on Lance Armstrong, shame and narcissism. January 28, 2013.

On Canadian national television (CTV News), Joe talks about public figures such as Lance Armstrong who make high-profile apologies. January 15, 3013

Joe discusses the real reasons most people break their New Year’s resolutions with Nanci Hellmich of USA Today. January 2, 2013. Also available in the online edition.

Personal Excellence Newsletter features Joe in its “Personal Coach” column (see p. 15). January 2013.

Carolina Woman highlights Joe’s thoughts about the difficulty involved in keeping New Year’s resolutions. January 2013.

Host Pamela Brewer devotes an hour to discussing Joe’s new book on her broadcast radio program MyNDTalk. KPFW (Washington, D.C.) and over the Pacific Network. December 21, 2012. Also archived on BlogTalkRadio.

eMaxHealth outlines Joe’s thoughts about New Year’s resolutions.

Maria Bailey of Mom Talk Radio asks Joe about the special challenges awaiting Kate and William as future parents. December 9, 2012.

Glamour magazine talks with Joe about distinguishing normal grief after a relationship ends from depression. November 15, 2012.

Joe explains the resentment felt by young couples with a newborn in Carolina Parent. November 2, 2012.

Online interview with Gerti Schoen of PsychCentral on the subject of psychological defense mechanisms. October 2012.

July 25, 2012 appearance on Power Your Life with Jo Anne White, BlogTalkRadio, discussing the limits of psychological change.

May 27, 2012 appearance on Garden of the Soul with Lynn Serafinn, BlogTalkRadio: What’s So Great About Being Nice?.

March 22, 2012 appearance on The Best People We Know Show with Deb Scott, BlogTalkRadio. After Psychotherapy: Now What?

February 3, 2012 appearance on Trailblazers with Dr. Howard Gluss, KFNX-1100, Phoenix. Celebrity Fantasy, Narcissism & Reality.

A clinical illustration of the difference between empathy and sympathy in the monthly newsletter of Dr. Peter Breggin’s Center for the Study of Empathic Therapy, Education and Living. February 2012.

Joe discusses ambivalence and the difficulty of bearing mixed emotions with Mazza Viviana of Corriere della Sera, January 31, 2011

Video Interview with Edwin Rutsch of the Culture of Empathy.

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