Narcissus

The best way to avoid being abused and gaslighted as too sensitive is to limit or end contact with the person or people abusing you. But if you are currently unable to leave an abusive situation, there are strategies that can put you on better footing.  Stop explaining yourself. The pathological narcissist thrives onContinue Reading

Are You Being Gaslighted By a Narcissist? | Psychology Today Your gaslighter may have personality traits, or a personality disorder, which is not narcissism but which stems from a point of past trauma and fear. For instance, if your partner has abandonment issues, they may find all kinds of manipulative ways of making you stayContinue Reading

There’s also another, less obvious kind of narcissist to watch out for, apart from the anti-social and grandiose types: the covert, or vulnerable, narcissist.  Don’t be deceived by the name, because these individuals also believe they are superior, but they keep these beliefs inside.  Vulnerable narcissists are deeply self-absorbed, maintain an artificiallyContinue Reading

Children of narcissistic parents, who are now suffering from codependency symptoms, may be struggling to learn how to love themselves after narcissistic abuse. Narcissists tend to attract people pleasers, or codependent personalities. Because codependents are eager to please, because they seek outside validation, they are easy targets for narcissistic lovers,Continue Reading

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/love-in-the-age-narcissism/202009/the-king-narcissism As a young king, Henry believed he deserved the absolute best of everything…including his brother’s widow, Catherine of Aragon. As an heir apparent and then king of England, Henry could not marry just anyone; his wife was required to be a highly educated, beautiful, and powerful princess in herContinue Reading

In my work with extreme narcissist patients I have found that their emotional age and maturity corresponds to the age they experienced their major trauma. This trauma was devastating to the point it almost killed that person emotionally. The pain never was totally gone and the bleeding was continuous. InContinue Reading

http://bit.ly/2Y4k6eu 1. Don’t give them ammunition. Narcissists need to feel superior. Anything you share with narcissists may eventually be used to humiliate or manipulate you. 2. Don’t take them at face value. Image is everything to narcissists. Narcissists lie easily and often seem entirely convinced of even their most preposterousContinue Reading