Writing, researching and studying narcissism and being around dancers, musicians and artists my entire life-to say nothing of living in Los Angeles, the hub of the entertainment industry-has made me realize that artists are a unique breed and require a special form of treatment. My experience has led to some in-depth insights into the struggles of the contemporary dancer/artist (abuses; issues around shame, guilt, envy, entitlement; and the ruthless need for perfectionism).