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Why So Many of Us Are Talking About Narcissism

Over a hundred years since Freud published his seminal 1914 essay “On Narcissism,” public discourse about narcissism seems to have reached an all-time high, crashing across our mass consciousness like a tsunami. The Rising Cacophony of Narc Talk Thanks to the…

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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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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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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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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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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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Why You Should Not Feel Sorry for the Narcissist

Published on The Huffington Post 3/01/2017 05:07 pm ET. The Call of the Caretaker If you are a caring compassionate person, it is natural to feel sorry for others who suffer, including the narcissist. If you’re especially empathetic, it is your…

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