Insight and Support for Narcissism Survivors

Narcissistic Covert Incest: Being ‘Loved’ Too Much

Published on The Huffington Post April 22, 10:59 p.m. ET. When she went to college, Ali of Portland, Oregon, was surprised to find herself telling a friend that she hated her father. The friend asked if her father had abused her,…

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Stripping Down to the True Narcissist: 7 Definitive Traits

Narcissism is the talk of the town these days, but the reality of it as a pathological and socially toxic condition is widely misunderstood. The true narcissist has a personality disorder that causes complex and insidious misery to himself and…

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Raised by a Narcissist? 11 Healing Things to Do for Yourself Right Now

Published in The Huffington Post on 4/16/2017 at 12:54 a.m. ET. You’ve figured out that one or more of your parents are narcissists. They may be hardcore, with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), they may have narcissistic traits, or they may…

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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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