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25 Signs of Covert Narcissism: A Special Kind of Mind Game

#6 Stubborn and dogmatic, they only will concede if it gets them something. Getting an apology from a covert narcissist can only be accomplished if they want something from you or if it’s part of their end-game. You can argue with them until you’re blue in the face, but even when you get an apology, it’s empty. They don’t mean they are sorry; they mean that they stand to gain something from the concession, not that they believe they’re wrong. #7 There’s something empty and uncaring about them that youRead More


Who Feels for the People Who Feel for Everyone Else?

This is, in no complete terms, the journey of an empath. If you fill in any number of empath diagnosis questionnaires, you will find out again and again that yes, you have this unique identity. You begin to practice shielding techniques from the internet, imagining a force field of light around you with emotions of others bouncing off. You become stronger, moving through the world in your bubble. You learn about energy vampires, lingering at every turn to prey on your vulnerability. You quit your job because going in andRead More


How Does Narcissism Relate to Marijuana Addiction?

Narcissism is a personality disorder that is marked by an extreme preoccupation with self and an inflated sense of self-importance. While some people could be described as self-centered, this is not true narcissism: a narcissistic personality disorder is a clinical diagnosis made by medical professionals. Signs of Narcissism Symptoms of a narcissistic personality disorder include the following issues: Reacting to criticism with rage, shame, or humiliation Taking advantage of other people to achieve one’s own goals Exaggerating achievements and talents Being preoccupied with power, beauty, intelligence, success or perfect loveRead More


Meet the Teen Who Discovered the Secret of Social Capital

Brainteaser: Two children are being bullied. One child breaks down crying. The other child kicks her tormenter in the shin. Which one continues to be bullied? Hint: it’s simpler than you think.* “You’re worthless. You should kill yourself. Everyone would be happier if you did.” This is not someone’s depressed inner voice. This is what real children tell other real children in middle school. How should the target of this kind of comment react? Punch them? Explain that those words are unkind? Tell a teacher? Say, “How about you give it aRead More


Meet the Teen Who Discovered the Secret of Social Capital

Children with status erroneously believe that the reason untouchables have no social status is because they are repulsive, but in truth, it is precisely the reverse. The lack of social status is what makes an untouchable appear repulsive. This is why the single most effective peer intervention for eliminating bullying is for children to befriend(link is external) those who are targets. But out of fear that associating with an untouchable could result in their own fall down the social ladder, children manufacture reasons to dislike low-status children, and justify their refusal to spend social capital to help them. This childhood game of social status plays out inRead More


12 REASONS WHY IT IS HARD FOR FEMALE EMPATHS TO FIND THE RIGHT MAN

Empaths are one of the most amazing people out there. And while having an empath for a partner can be one of the most wonderful things that can happen to you, still it can be a challenge for some men to be in a relationship with an empath. This is because empaths are very honest. They don’t play games or date around. They can’t be in a relationship with someone who is not ready for them. Here are 12 reasons why female empaths struggle to find a right partner. 1. THEYRead More


12 REASONS WHY IT IS HARD FOR FEMALE EMPATHS TO FIND THE RIGHT MAN

6. SHE IS OFTEN MISUNDERSTOOD Most men cannot understand what it is really like to be with a woman who is an empath until they get in a relationship with her. She is more complex than most people give her credit for. This woman is a walking mystery and the man will always feel like she hides something from him. 7. SHE NEEDS EMOTIONAL SATISFACTION In order for an empathic woman to be completely fulfilled in the relationship, she needs to be satisfied both emotionally and physically. She can’t haveRead More


Unraveling PTSD after Narcissistic Abuse

Psychological abuse leaves behind long-lasting feelings of worthlessness and inadequacy, a sense of being separate from love. After this, it’s common for PTSD to develop as the survivor replays every second in their mind, over and over again. The feelings of worthlessness and inadequacy are so unbearable that the mind is desperately trying to figure out what happened, to ensure it never happens again. The mind slowly develops an illusion of control, by analyzing everything and knowing all the “why” answers. From here, all sorts of protective walls start to popRead More


Narcissistic mother-in-law

Having a narcissistic mother-in-law: what can you do and expect and how does it affect your relationship? Narcissism facts -infographic A relationship can be quite a challenge when you have a narcissistic mother-in-law(or father-in-law), because of your in-laws’ involvement and the way you and your partner respond to them. The relationship between the narcissist and their children can be very intense or almost non-existent at all. This page focuses mainly on the situation where you are still in touch with your narcissistic mother-in-law. If you have a narcissistic mother-in-law you’ll notice that: it’s difficultRead More


Narcissistic mother-in-law

RELATIONSHIP IN-LAWS AND SON-IN-LAW/DAUGHTER-IN-LAW It is likely that your mother-in-law surreptitiously tries to drive the two of you apart. Subtle comments where you feel insulted or unwanted/not accepted, are common examples of such behaviour. By actively opposing your mother-in-law (or by complaining about their behaviour a lot) she gets exactly what she wants: being in control of the situation. A narcissist who is in control of the situation is very dangerous. By complaining a lot or by opposing your in-law, your partner feels forced to choose between the two ofRead More