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November, 2018

 

Narcissistic Abuse Is the Scary New Kind of Emotional Abuse You Need to Know About

  This dangerous abuse has been in the spotlight recently—here’s how to recognize it. Have you ever known someone who thinks they’re better and more important than everyone else in the world? Not only are they totally self-absorbed, but they lack empathy for others: Their own feelings, opinions, and desires are the only things that matter. If this description reminds you of anyone you’ve ever met, you’ve likely crossed paths with a narcissist. How detrimental that person is to your life depends on the extent of your relationship as wellRead More


Why Narcissists May Be So Jealous, Competitive, and Mean

Understanding the cause of competition and meanness makes coping easier. Severe narcissism is one of the most complex and confusing psychological phenomena, and its complexity explains why so much is written about it, and why there remains a need to continue educating the public about it. The focus of this article will be to address one facet of the disorder that remains so mysterious. Specifically, people who are in close proximity to severe narcissists often can’t understand why the narcissist in their life can: be so mean; get so jealous of their successRead More


How Narcissists Play the Victim and Twist the Story

People with strong narcissistic tendencies are known for certain destructive social patterns. Anybody who has had the misfortune of dealing with these types of people may notice that whenever there’s a conflict or any type of disagreement, they tend to act in an abhorrent yet predictable manner. In this article we will explore the common behaviors and scenarios where narcissistic and otherwise toxic people (hereafter narcissists) play the victim and manipulate the narrative. Delusion and denial Narcissists can’t deal with reality because it contradicts what they want to be true, andRead More


How Narcissists Play the Victim and Twist the Story

Framing the story Narcissists also like to truncate the story and present only the bit where the aggrieved party reacted to their toxic behavior, framing it as if that’s where the story started (see picture). Or they twist it by using euphemisms and deceiving language (“I’m not controlling, I just want what’s best for you.”). For example, if a narcissist dislikes you and tries to bully you but you stand up for yourself, they will frame it as if they are the ones being a victim of bullying. In their narrative theyRead More


Are you dating a narcissist? The five warning signs to look out for revealed

Even the kindest and most caring of people can be selfish sometimes, but could the person you’re in a relationship with be a narcissist without you realising? That’s the intriguing question posed in a new book by Melbourne author Melanie Tonia Evans, published in the UK this week. The internationally acclaimed narcissistic abuse recovery expert and the founder of Quanta Freedom Healing and Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Program insists that the signs can be almost impossible spot until you’ve suffered significant abuse because it’s so difficult to understand people who areRead More


Are you dating a narcissist? The five warning signs to look out for revealed

A narcissist’s self-absorption, which is an integral part of their inner wiring, means they believe they deserve preferential treatment over and above all others. They will push people’s boundaries without hesitation and go for whatever they can get away with, while their real agenda remains cloaked in charm, flattery and feigned care. No matter how good it looks to others, any deal brokered by a narcissist is underpinned by a desire to obtain the best of the spoils, regardless of who else might suffer in the process. Without conscience orRead More


Yet another selfie? You might be a narcissist

A new study suggests you could be headed toward full-blown narcissism if you’re taking lots of selfies. You might think that taking lots of selfies is just another way of sharing, but a new study suggests you could be headed toward full-blown narcissism.Researchers followed 74 people, aged 18 to 34, for four months. Those who posted a high number of images and selfies on social media had an average 25% increase in narcissistic traits such as exhibitionism, a sense of entitlement and exploitation of others.This increase resulted in many ofRead More


Narcissists, psychopaths and sociopaths: Seven ways to spot them (and then avoid them like the plague!)

They will very rarely apologise Due to their lack of a conscience, narcissists, sociopaths, and psychopaths almost never apologise for their actions or words. If they do, it’s usually only a partial or insincere apology, often as part of a wider plan to deceive in full by apologising in part. They might intentionally lose a battle to win the war, but it’s something that they find very difficult to do otherwise. They feel no guilt. They see no reason to make another person feel better with an apology.   They’re manipulative By farRead More


Narcissists, psychopaths and sociopaths: Seven ways to spot them (and then avoid them like the plague!)

Together, they make up approximately 11% of the world’s population. The majority of them can be incredibly toxic influences on your life due to their lack of empathy and remorse. They are people with narcissistic, psychopathic, or sociopathic personality disorders. They’re certain to pop up in your life from time to time. If you can identify them quickly, you can do your best to steer clear and avoid being caught up in their manipulative webs. Unfortunately, however, dealing with malignant people is part of life. Here are eight ways youRead More


15 Things You’ll Notice When You’re In The Presence Of An Empath

  “Yes, we notice a lot of what goes on around us- but you’ll notice some things about us too.” Can you remember an instance when someone, a complete stranger, poured their heart out to you? It probably happened without warning, and the emotions they were feeling were coursing through your heart as well. There is something magnetic about an empath; they have a force that draws other’s towards them. These people who open up to you, they don’t know why they do it- and it doesn’t matter. We give them comfortRead More