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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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Seven Sure-Fire Ways to Spot a Narcissist

Published in The Huffington Post 02/27/2017 11:49 p.m. ET. Narcissists are practiced at hiding their true face to the world and initially can be quite charming and skilled at honing in on targets for seduction. But careful observation and an understanding of…

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Narcissist Parents Are Hurt Machines to Their Children

Like spitting nail guns spinning loose, narcissist parents are hurt machines, creating havoc and damage in the lives of their children. Narcissistic Personality Disorder To understand how and why narcissist parents hurt their kids, one needs to understand Narcissistic Personality…

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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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Identifying the ‘Overt’ Versus ‘Covert’ Narcissist: Both Suck

When we think of the narcissist it is typically the large personality—the guy in the room drawing attention to himself, charismatically or obnoxiously. But like the rest of us, narcissists exist along a continuum of extraversion and introversion, and there are…

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Tolstoy Was Wrong: Narcissistic Unhappy Families Are Kind of All Alike

Published on The Huffington Post April 20, 2016, 5:16 p.m. In Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy famously said that all happy families are alike but that each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. Speaking as the child of narcissist…

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