What It’s Like to Be a Diagnosed Narcissist

Though the term “narcissist” is often used as shorthand for your standard preening, primping, vanity monster — reality stars, Instagram influencers, certain politicians — the actual diagnosis, as it stands in the world of clinical psychology, is considerably more layered, and not uncontroversial. While the DSM IV defined narcissists as necessarily “lacking empathy,” …

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7 Signs Your Partner Is A Narcissist

Relationships require give and take. They are built on mutual respect, love, trust, and compassion. When you are in a relationship with a narcissist, those components often cease to exist after a short period of time. Narcissistic people are not empathetic. They aren’t willing to hold another up the ladder of …

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How to Deal With Narcissistic Parents

Narcissism: extreme selfishness, with a grandiose view of one’s own talents and a craving for admiration, as characterizing a personality type. – Wikipedia Opinions differ on the topic of narcissism. Is it a personality trait? Is it a flaw? Is it inherited? Indeed, the still-enigmatic nature of narcissism evokes many of these questions …

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9 Ways to Spot A Narcissist

Narcissistic Personality Disorder: A pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration, and lack of empathy, beginning in early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts. – American Psychiatric Association “Obsession with everything related to self-importance” is a simple and concise way of defining a narcissist. Indeed, these …

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5 Reasons A Narcissist Can’t Stay In Love

My husband didn’t need to raise his voice or hit me, as his method of violence was the words that could cut through me sharper than a knife ever could, destroying any sense of self-confidence I previously had.” ~ Megan Holgate, Life & Divorce Coach “Can a narcissist fall in …

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3 Differences Between a Narcissist and a Sociopath

Narcissist or sociopath?  Both of these words bring up ideas of villainous, abusive people that most people think they can spot just by looking at them. However, both narcissists and sociopaths are very good at hiding their true intentions. For the most part, people aren’t able to tell the differences …

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