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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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Ready to End Your Dead-End Relationship with a Narcissist?

Maybe you should have left yesterday, or long before. Your entangled relationship with a narcissist is littered with lies, diversions, projections, guilt, obligation, blind alleys, and moral and legal obstacles. You are an emotionally shattered soldier fighting to survive, and,…

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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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The Narcissist Family: Cast of Characters and Glossary of Terms

“A family is a tyranny ruled by its weakest member.” George Bernard Shaw nailed the truth with this quote, and no better example is the narcissist family. The Narcissist Family Playbill The narcissist family can be understood as a play…

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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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