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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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The Narcissist Parent’s Psychological Warfare: Parentifying, Idealizing, and Scapegoating

Published in The HuffPost 5/09/2017 at 7:21 p.m. E.T. Lacking a moral compass or the ability to act selflessly, narcissist parents create devastating havoc and damage in the lives of their kids. Unlike emotionally mature parents whose priority is to meet…

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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 Question of Forgiveness for My Narcissist Father

My Narcissist Father Those with Narcissist Personality Disorder (NPD) endure early and traumatic emotional wounding. My narcissist father is a tragically telling example of narcissist injury. A lovably layered yet also singularly cruel man, my father has carried heavy burdens practically from…

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Child of Narcissists Goes from ‘Death Dealer’ to Healer

A child of narcissists, Charlotte was seven years old when she became in her words the “death dealer” on her family’s makeshift farm. At her mother’s insistence, the family moved from D.C. to acreage in rural Virginia and embarked on…

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A Golden Child’s Story of Guilt in the Narcissistic Family

Published on The Huffington Post May 25, 2016, 3:54 p.m. This is the second of a two-part series about the role of the so-called “golden child” in the narcissistic family. (Read Part 1.) The Narcissist’s Idealized Mirror Image Those familiar with…

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