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The Narcissist’s Disrespect, Envy, and Contempt

Published on HuffPost 11/19/17 at 4:04 p.m. ET Those of us close to people with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) naturally find ourselves wondering, even obsessing over, what types of people and things narcissists respect, which often seem random and fleeting….

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The Narcissist’s Caretaker: Caught Hook, Line, and Sinker

Narcissists nearly always rely on caretakers, and they do not hesitate to exploit those closest to them to feed their bottomless needs. Whether partners, children, other relatives, or friends, caretakers are sustaining forces who, usually unwittingly, enable narcissists in their…

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Waking Up to Narcissistic Abuse: ‘Our Parents Are the Last People We Can Trust’

Published on HuffPost, 10/20/17, 1:42 a.m. ET. Those of us exposed to trauma know all too well the experience of distressing nightmares. We may thrash around in bed and struggle to speak or cry out. When we finally reach consciousness,…

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Narcissism 101: A Glossary of Terms for Understanding the Madness

Terminology relating to narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) has been developed by psychologists and therapists over decades of research as well as by survivors of the narcissist personality seeking a vocabulary to understand and talk about their experience. This…

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How to Tell the Difference Between Your Average Jerk and a Narcissist

Whether on the playground, in the workplace, or on the home front, we all have experience with jerks: self-serving, insensitive, even abusive people we’re better off without. Whether they’re self-righteous bigots, snarky critics, or cynical naysayers, they burden our lives…

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Your Brain Under the Influence of Narcissist Parents

Children of narcissist parents, particularly those targeted as scapegoats, experience brain alterations in response to a relentlessly stressful, changing, and unsafe environment. Lacking empathy and constantly needing to bolster their unstable self-esteem at the expense of others, particularly their families,…

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