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The Paradox of the Narcissist’s Unrequited Self-Love

Published in The Huffington Post 4/9/2017 at 12:37 a.m. If you’ve been on the receiving end of traumatizing narcissistic abuse or even just treated to the repugnant spectacle of narcissistic self-puffery, it can be easy to miss the desperate vulnerability underlying…

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9 Best of the Worst Narcissist Mothers on Screen

The last few decades have delivered some knock-out performances of narcissist mothers on screen, both film and television. From absurdly funny, to chillingly selfish, to arrogantly grandiose, to diabolically scheming, to viciously cruel, to terrifyingly violent, or a toxic mix…

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It’s You and Me Baby: Narcissist Head Games

Published on The Huffington Post 3/28/2017 at 9:36 p.m. ET. Narcissists have an extensive arsenal of weapons to shield and bolster themselves against their intolerable feelings of inferiority. Masters at brainwashing, narcissists go to unimaginable lengths to manipulate those around them…

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7 Things a Narcissist Will Never Do

This article was originally published on PsychCentral on 3/20/17. Because of their fundamental sense of worthlessness and compensatory grandiosity, narcissists play by different rules than the rest of us. Here is a list of things healthy people do that a narcissist will…

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The Narcissist as Human Parasite: Are You a Host?

Although narcissists would never admit it, they are by nature dependent on other people for their emotional survival. If they were loners, many lives would be spared immeasurable misery. But narcissists actively, persistently pursue others to obtain their “narcissistic supply,”…

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4 Insidious Ways That Narcissistic Abuse Isolates the Victim

It seems like everybody is talking about narcissism these days. Does social media breed it? Are we raising a generation of overpraised narcissistic kids? Is your boss, your new flirtation, or your president one? Questions and theories abound. But if…

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Broken by Narcissists and Afraid of the World: Am I a Lost Cause?

Welcome to my narcissism advice column in which readers ask me questions and I do my best to answer them. Note that although I know a lot about narcissism personally and professionally, I am not a trained therapist. Question Dear…

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Ask Julia: How Do I Live with My Narcissist Husband Until We Create a Divorce/Parenting Plan?

Welcome to my narcissism advice column in which readers ask me questions and I do my best to answer them. Note that although I know a lot about narcissism personally and professionally, I am not a trained therapist. Question I…

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Ask Julia: I’m Missing My Narcissist Friend; How Do I Fix Things?

Welcome to my new narcissism advice column in which readers ask me questions and I do my best to answer them. Note that although I know a lot about narcissism personally and professionally, I am not a trained therapist. Question I…

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