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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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Dude, Here’s Why You’re Reading This Article About Narcissism

So, yeah, I know too well why you’re reading this right now. Whether or not you like being called “Dude,” you’re here looking for answers, understanding, insight, validation for the crazy hellfire you’ve lived through with narcissism. Maybe you’re still…

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The Narcissism Mystique: Facts and Fictions You Need to Know

From fascination with vampires and psychopaths to our current cultural obsession with narcissism, somewhere along the way monstrous predatory behavior became sensationalized into something mysterious, darkly alluring, even sexy. As our frenzy for likes and links normalizes social media self-puffery, a…

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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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When the Narcissist Is Nice: What It May or May Not Mean and How to Handle It

Narcissists are fiercely calculating and capable of vicious manipulation that nonnarcissists, or “nons,” would never dream of let alone act on. It takes someone intimately familiar with a narcissist to understand the extraordinary harm they are capable of on a day-to-day…

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Adult Children of Narcissists Face Trauma-Induced Health Risks  

Published on The Huffington Post 3/7/17 at 11:12 p.m. ET. Narcissism has become a buzzword these days often “full of sound and fury, signifying nothing,” to quote Macbeth. But for adult children of narcissists (ACoNs)—those who have lived with the narcissist disordered…

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Remembering Mary Tyler Moore as the Chilling Narcissist Mother in ‘Ordinary People’

As a devotee of the groundbreaking Mary Tyler Moore Show, I was grieved to hear of Moore’s recent death. But at news of her passing, what came to my mind most persistently about her was not her enduring comically lovable…

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