Narcissistic abuse is a huge problem in today's society, yet it is rarely talked about, even though the effects are devastating. If you have been in a relationship with a narcissist, you will have suffered at their hands. At the beginning, they are charming and intoxicating, but over time they become controlling, manipulative and they will drain you emotionally and financially. This podcast is to help other people heal from narcissistic abuse! I know all about it because I suffered a lot from narcissism in my family. If you are suffering then visit: https://innertoxicrelief.com. We are healing together!
What It Means When A Narcissist Says They Need Space
May 26, 2023 • 10 MIN
If you are currently involved with an individual displaying narcissistic traits, you may have experienced moments where you expressed the need for personal space to clear your mind. However, it is rare to hear a narcissist themselves make such a request. Given the distinctive characteristics of Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), it raises legitimate questions about the true meaning when a narcissist claims they need space. In this podcast episode, we will go into the underlying motives behind their behaviors and verbal expressions.
Do Narcissists Need To Feel Needed Or Wanted?
May 25, 2023 • 10 MIN
Narcissistic individuals effortlessly emphasize their numerous virtues to anyone who lends them an ear. They take pleasure in boasting about their achievements and perceived superiority, primarily driven by the desire to garner admiration and devotion in return. However, you may question whether narcissists have a need to be desired or wanted by others. In today's episode, we will discuss how narcissists perceive the needs and desires of other individuals. This discussion will provide valuable insights into their behaviors and the underlying motivations behind them.
Is It Possible To Live With A Narcissist And Be Happy?
May 24, 2023 • 0 MIN
Making the decision to establish no contact with a beloved individual who exhibits narcissistic traits can be a complex and difficult task. Similarly, residing with such a person can pose significant challenges, as they consistently employ manipulative tactics, strive to exert control, and frequently devalue those around them. When engaged in a relationship with a narcissist, it becomes essential to understand the profound impact of narcissism on interpersonal dynamics. Moreover, it is crucial to avoid developing codependency, establish clear and firm boundaries, and prioritize self-care. In the following episode, we will explore these concepts in a more professional manner.
Do Narcissists Often Die Early? The Science Explained
May 23, 2023 • 10 MIN
For individuals who have a narcissist in their life, it's important to understand the potential risk factors that may result in an earlier age of mortality, particularly for narcissistic men. This episode will explore the scientific research that sheds light on the health effects of narcissism, providing valuable insights into the topic.
What Happens When You Don’t Respond To A Narcissist’s Text?
May 22, 2023 • 11 MIN
Narcissists have an intense desire to be the center of attention, perceiving others in their lives as extensions of themselves. Consequently, they expect an immediate response to their messages and become negative when they don't receive one. Understanding the underlying fears driving their behavior can help you establish boundaries and counteract their emotional abuse. In this podcast episode, we'll discuss why narcissists react negatively when their expectations are not met and provide insights into their behavior to help you better understand and respond to their actions.
Will A Narcissist Ever Admit To Cheating
May 19, 2023 • 11 MIN
Narcissists exhibit a self-absorbed personality and crave external validation, which increases their likelihood of engaging in infidelity. Due to their strong desire for admiration, they can easily succumb to flattery. However, what happens if they are caught cheating? Will they confess to their actions? In this episode, we'll discuss the topic of narcissism and cheating and explore whether narcissists admit to their infidelity.
Why Do Narcissists Usually Get Married Multiple Times?
May 18, 2023 • 11 MIN
If you're currently in a relationship with a narcissist or have been in the past, you may believe that the answer to whether such relationships can work is simple. However, with narcissistic personality disorder, the answer is not always clear-cut. While the attraction to a narcissistic partner is evident in the early stages of the relationship, the long-term prospects can be uncertain. In this episode, we'll examine the research on this topic and discuss the impact of a narcissist's partner choice on the relationship's potential for success.
7 Reasons Why Narcissists Are Always Late To Events
May 17, 2023 • 11 MIN
In a romantic relationship with a narcissist, you may have noticed their consistent tardiness and failure to meet deadlines. While some may perceive this behavior as common amongst non-narcissists, certain characteristics of narcissistic personality disorder can explain this pattern. To gain a deeper understanding of why your narcissistic partner always runs behind schedule, it's essential to examine how this mental condition impacts behavior. In this podcast episode, we'll explore seven key traits that shed light on this issue.
Do Narcissists Care About Their Families?
May 16, 2023 • 11 MIN
If you have a family member who is a narcissist, you may have questioned whether or not they truly love their family. The treatment you've experienced from them may not feel very loving, but do they really feel that way? It's common to console ourselves with the idea that they must love us deep down, but it's important to understand how narcissists actually view their family. In this episode, we'll explore the concept of family from a narcissist's perspective and what they believe having a family does for them.
Should A Narcissist Get A Second Chance?
May 15, 2023 • 11 MIN
If you've been in a relationship with a narcissist, you may have thought that the relationship was finally over when you ended it, but the reality is often very different. In this episode, we'll delve into the reasons why narcissists often come back into your life, even after years of separation. We'll also explore why you might find yourself missing your narcissistic abuser, and the complex emotional dynamics that make it difficult to move on from a toxic relationship.
Why Do Narcissists Deprive You Of Sleep?
May 12, 2023 • 10 MIN
If you're in a relationship with a narcissist, you may have experienced the frustration of being constantly deprived of sleep. Just as you're ready to unwind and get some rest, the narcissist in your life brings up a topic to argue about, or wakes you up in the middle of the night to complain about something you've done wrong. In this episode, we'll delve into why narcissists engage in sleep deprivation as a manipulative tactic, and what you can do to fight back. We'll discuss the narcissistic need for control and attention, and how sleep deprivation can be used as a tool to keep their partner off balance and under their control.
7 Reasons Why Narcissists Are Always Tired
May 11, 2023 • 12 MIN
Welcome to this podcast episode where we'll be exploring the exhaustion that often plagues narcissists. If you've ever had a narcissist in your life, you might have noticed that they always seem tired, but the truth is more complex than simply feigned disinterest. In fact, there are several reasons why narcissists tend to be genuinely tired. In this episode, we'll discuss seven reasons why you'll often find that narcissists are exhausted. From their constant need for validation and attention to their intense focus on maintaining their self-image, narcissists expend a significant amount of energy on maintaining their façade.
Do Narcissists Like To Cuddle?
May 10, 2023 • 11 MIN
Of all the people on the planet, narcissists may seem like the least likely types who would want to cuddle. They certainly fear intimacy because they believe it makes them vulnerable. Given that, you might think they also wouldn’t like to cuddle, but it really depends on the type of narcissist and the relationship you have with them. Listen to this episode to learn some vital information about how different types of narcissists view touch and how they might use it as a manipulative tool.
Will A Narcissist Ever Miss You? The Surprising Answer
May 9, 2023 • 12 MIN
If you have ever contemplated implementing a no-contact strategy with a narcissist, you may have observed their genuine distress at the notion. They might have even made efforts to improve their behavior, attempting to persuade you to remain in their life. Such reactions may lead one to believe that the narcissist truly loves and would miss their presence. However, understanding whether they would genuinely miss you proves to be a complex matter, much like any other aspect associated with narcissism. In this episode, we will delve into how narcissists process their emotions, including the experience of loss. By exploring these dynamics, you can gain deeper insights into the motivations behind their actions. So, let us embark on this enlightening journey.
Will A Narcissist Ever Give Up?
May 8, 2023 • 11 MIN
The question of whether a narcissist will ever relent can be approached from multiple perspectives. Narcissists have an inherent need for absolute control over every aspect of their lives in order to maintain a sense of comfort. Anything beyond their control evokes fear, as they strive to safeguard their true nature from exposure. While it may appear that narcissists are indifferent to various aspects of their existence, the reality is that they invest profound concern even in the minutest details. For a comprehensive understanding of the narcissist's compulsive drive to dominate every facet of their life, especially in situations where interaction is unavoidable, I invite you to explore this enlightening podcast episode.
Do Narcissists Hate Being Ignored? What You Need To Know!
May 5, 2023 • 11 MIN
The actions of narcissists often convey a disregard for the presence of others in their lives. Through manipulation, deception, and even abuse, they create an illusion of indifference towards those around them, leading one to believe that they would not be affected if ignored or abandoned. However, this perception can be deceiving. To gain a comprehensive understanding of this phenomenon, it is crucial to delve into the underlying motivations that drive narcissistic behavior and explore the expected reactions when they perceive being ignored. Acquiring such insights into their conduct is imperative for determining appropriate courses of action. Let us now embark on an exploration of these dynamics.
How Long Does It Take for a Narcissist to Come Back?
May 4, 2023 • 12 MIN
Making the decision to initiate no contact with a narcissist in your life may lead you to believe that you have attained freedom from their influence. However, it is important to recognize that it is not uncommon for a narcissist to resurface and reestablish contact. The reason behind their return often stems from your role as a source of narcissistic supply, coupled with their deep-seated fear of abandonment. The duration until their reappearance can be influenced by several factors. To gain insight into the question of how long it takes for a narcissist to reemerge, consider listening to this episode, where we delve into the various aspects that impact the timeline.
Why Do Narcissists Appear To Be Good Friends With So Many People?
May 3, 2023 • 11 MIN
Have you ever wondered how narcissists manage to have friends despite their negative traits? It seems counterintuitive, right? Well, brace yourself for a mind-boggling revelation. In this captivating episode, we delve into the intriguing world of narcissists and unravel the secrets behind their seemingly endless pool of friends. Prepare to be amazed as we explore the mesmerizing tactics employed by these individuals to create a façade of charm and charisma, concealing their less-than-desirable qualities. This eye-opening journey will equip you with invaluable knowledge to safeguard yourself from the clutches of narcissists lurking in your own life. Get ready to uncover the truth and unlock the key to self-protection!
7 Ways A Narcissist Plots To Steal Your Friends
May 2, 2023 • 11 MIN
When engaging with a narcissistic individual, their primary objective is to gather information about you with the intention of diverting your attention solely towards themselves. Frequently, they seek to isolate you from your existing support network of family and friends, aiming to ensure that you have no one other than themselves to rely on for emotional connection and care. This approach forms a crucial aspect of their strategy to exert control over you and prevent you from leaving the relationship. Therefore, it is crucial to comprehend the tactics they employ in their efforts to manipulate your social connections.
How To Stop Narcissists From Turning People Against You
May 1, 2023 • 11 MIN
Narcissistic individuals exhibit a strong desire for constant attention and often engage in tactics aimed at diverting all focus onto themselves, while simultaneously ensuring that others neglect to acknowledge or prioritize you. They display a lack of hesitation when it comes to utilizing manipulative strategies in order to turn people against you. It is crucial to exercise caution and employ an appropriate approach when attempting to counter their actions, as any missteps could result in the perception of you in a negative light. Let us delve deeper into the reasons behind their actions and explore why it is advisable to refrain from participating in their manipulative games.
How To Parent When Your Ex Is A Covert Narcissist
April 28, 2023 • 10 MIN
If you have experienced a marriage with a partner who has narcissistic tendencies, the prospect of co-parenting with them after separation can be a challenging and daunting experience. Although you may desire to distance yourself from them completely, if you have children together, they will always be a significant part of your life. If you are a victim of physical abuse, seeking sole custody without visitation is imperative. However, if that is not the case, you must find a way to make co-parenting work for the benefit of your children. Let's dive in and explore some strategies that may help you navigate co-parenting with a narcissistic ex-partner.
5 Ways Narcissists Use Your Children Against You
April 27, 2023 • 10 MIN
In today's podcast episode, we will be discussing how narcissistic individuals may utilize their children as a means of control and manipulation. In addition to employing techniques such as manipulation, gaslighting, lying, and constant criticism towards their partner, narcissistic spouses may also have no qualms about using their children as pawns to further their own agenda. It is crucial for parents to be aware of the potential tactics a narcissistic spouse may use to manipulate their children, in order to protect them from such abuse. Check out the five most common tactics you should be aware of that the narcissist will use to manipulate and use your children against you.
How Does a Covert Narcissist Act In Marriage?
April 26, 2023 • 10 MIN
Welcome to today's episode where we will discuss the intricacies of identifying a covert narcissistic spouse. Unlike overt grandiose narcissists who seek attention by loudly boasting about themselves, covert narcissists utilize subtle methods to obtain their narcissistic supply. In this episode, we will explore the insidious techniques used by these individuals to manipulate their partners and children. It is crucial to recognize these tactics if you suspect you are married to a covert narcissist.
Can You Be A Narcissist And Hate Yourself?
April 25, 2023 • 12 MIN
Often perceived as excessively confident and even arrogant, narcissists can leave us wondering if they truly love themselves or harbor self-doubt and even self-hatred. It's essential to look beyond the surface and gain a deeper understanding of the underlying causes of narcissistic behavior. In this episode, we'll explore how self-loathing can manifest in narcissistic individuals and impact their behavior. By gaining these insights, we can better manage our interactions with them and develop a more comprehensive understanding of their inner world. So, tune in to discover the specifics of narcissistic behavior and gain valuable insights into this complex personality trait.
Do Narcissists Like Animals? Here's The Truth!
April 24, 2023 • 9 MIN
Have you ever wondered if someone with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is capable of loving their pets? It may seem counterintuitive, as narcissists are known for their selfish and arrogant behavior, but the reality is more complicated than that. In this episode, we'll explore how some narcissists view and treat their pets, and why this issue is more nuanced than it appears. Before you allow a narcissist near your furry friend, tune in to learn about the specific traits of NPD and what to watch out for. Let's dive in.
What Happens When A Covert Narcissist is Exposed?
April 21, 2023 • 12 MIN
Today, we will be discussing the two main types of narcissism: overt or grandiose narcissism, and covert or vulnerable narcissism. When most people think of narcissism, they tend to envision the grandiose, overt narcissist - someone who is loud, brash, boastful, and arrogant. However, there is a second type of narcissism that is equally concerning - the covert narcissist. While they share the same grandiose ideas and lack of empathy as their overt counterparts, covert narcissists tend to use more subtle measures to get their narcissistic supply needs met, making them more difficult to identify. Nonetheless, they still react strongly when called out. It is important to understand the differences between these two types of narcissism and their potential reactions before calling them out. By doing so, you can better prepare yourself and take appropriate action to protect yourself and your loved ones from potentially explosive rage. So, let's dive in and explore the nuances of narcissism.
12 Myths About Narcissism Debunked
April 19, 2023 • 15 MIN
Narcissism seems to be the talk of the town lately, but there's a lot of bogus information out there about narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). It's high time we got to the bottom of this complicated mental condition and sifted out the facts from the fiction. Narcissistic personality disorder is classified as a Cluster B personality disorder, which results from severe deviations from healthy parenting practices. Consequently, the child develops narcissistic traits, including lofty self-importance, manipulation, self-absorption, and frequently demeaning loved ones. While these are some typical symptoms, it's essential to unravel the truth behind these behaviors and debunk the following 12 misconceptions that simply don't hold water. So, let's dive right in!
Why Do Narcissists Care So Much About Intelligence?
April 18, 2023 • 13 MIN
Get ready for an eye-opening episode as we dive into the intriguing world of narcissism! Have you ever wondered why narcissists seem to think they know it all? In this episode, we'll uncover the fascinating reasons behind their belief in their own omniscience. We'll explore the correlation between their perceived intelligence and their insatiable need for validation. And hold on tight as we uncover the methods narcissists employ to come across as intelligent, and whether they actually succeed in their efforts. Join us for an in-depth exploration of the captivating world of narcissism and gain insights into this complex personality trait that will leave you enlightened and amazed! So, tune in and let's embark on this illuminating journey together!
Why Are Narcissists Afraid Of Intimacy?
April 17, 2023 • 11 MIN
Imagine a fragile ego, buried deep beneath layers of childhood trauma. A victim who learned to construct a facade, a false self, to interact with the world. This false self is infused with grandiose ideas, a mask to hide the deep-seated shame and self-loathing. But this facade is unable to fulfill the duties of a true sense of self, leaving the person craving adoration from others to prop up their fragile self-esteem. And so, they become manipulative, controlling, and constantly living in fear of being exposed as the fraud they believe themselves to be. But understanding a narcissist goes beyond just their facade. It's about delving into their true perception of themselves, which explains why they fear intimacy more than anything else. Unraveling the formation of this personality disorder reveals insights that shed light on their behavior. So, let's take a closer look at how a narcissist's inner world is shaped.
Are Narcissists Good In Bed?
April 14, 2023 • 11 MIN
When it comes to love and relationships, the enigmatic behavior of narcissists might leave you scratching your head. How can someone so self-absorbed be a good lover? After all, narcissists are infamous for their selfishness and seeing others as mere extensions of themselves. Their insatiable need for validation stems from a lack of healthy self-esteem, and they often resort to manipulative tactics to exert control over those around them. But here's the twist - not all narcissists are created equal when it comes to matters of the heart. In this intriguing exploration, we'll uncover the reasons why some narcissists might surprise you as being good lovers, while others may fall short. Buckle up as we unravel the complexities of narcissism in the realm of romance! Let's delve in!
10 Ways Narcissists Behave Like Children
April 13, 2023 • 11 MIN
Get ready for a fascinating dive into the world of narcissism! We all know that children can be self-centered at times, but what happens when those childish tendencies persist into adulthood? In this captivating podcast episode, we'll explore the intriguing ways in which narcissists exhibit behavior reminiscent of children. From stunted ego development to lingering selfishness, we'll dissect 10 key behaviors that set pathological narcissism apart from the typical antics of healthy kids. Buckle up and get ready to uncover the intriguing nuances of narcissistic behavior! Let's dive in!
Can Bullying Cause Narcissism?
April 12, 2023 • 12 MIN
The connection between narcissism and bullying may seem like a no-brainer, but who is the real culprit - the narcissist or the victim? It's not just about parenting styles, but also about other interactions that can impact a child's self-esteem. Narcissism often stems from a lack of healthy self-development in childhood, causing the child to bury their true self and construct a false, grandiose self-image. To truly understand this complex relationship and how parents can help their children build a positive self-image, let's delve into the nuances of this intriguing topic.
7 Effective Books On Dealing With A Narcissistic Mother
April 11, 2023 • 12 MIN
If you've experienced the pain and trauma of having a narcissistic mother, you know that the aftermath can be overwhelming. The emotional and possibly even physical abuse you endured can leave lasting scars that affect your life in profound ways. But fear not, because there is a path to healing and freedom. You deserve to step into the light and reclaim your life, and there are resources out there that can guide you on this journey. Listen to this episode to learn more about each of these resources so you can choose which ones might be best for you.
Can Narcissistic Parents Really Love Their Children?
April 10, 2023 • 10 MIN
If you're the child of narcissistic parents, you've likely experienced their constant criticism, questioning of your judgment, and lack of support. It may feel like no matter what you do, you can never please them. But have you ever wondered if they are even capable of love? Join us as we explore this topic in more detail and uncover the truth about how toxic parents truly feel about their children.
10 Best Mental Health Programs For Narcissists
April 7, 2023 • 18 MIN
Dealing with a narcissistic person in your life can be incredibly challenging. It's even more difficult when they refuse to acknowledge their problematic behavior and seek help. But what if they do agree to get treatment? It's important to know your options to ensure the best possible outcome. That's why I've compiled a list of the top 10 mental health programs for treating narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). Each program offers unique benefits, so it's important to weigh your options carefully. In this episode, we'll explore why these programs are among the best and what you need to know before making a decision. Don't let NPD continue to disrupt your life or the life of someone you love. Tune in and let's uncover the best options for treating this complex condition.
What Causes A Narcissistic Mother To Be So Abusive?
April 6, 2023 • 10 MIN
Have you ever wondered how a mother, who is supposed to be loving and supportive, can be so abusive to her own children? As someone who's had a narcissistic mother, I know how damaging and confusing this behavior can be. It left me feeling worthless and unable to trust my own instincts. But why does a narcissistic mother act this way? In this episode, we'll dive into the mind of a narcissist to understand their thought processes and emotions, so you can gain insight into their abusive behavior. Learning more about this devastating mental disorder is crucial if you have a narcissistic mother, as it can help you protect yourself from their emotional abuse. Don't let your mother's narcissism define your life any longer. Tune in and let's explore together.
How To Write A Letter To A Narcissistic Mother
April 5, 2023 • 14 MIN
Are you tired of carrying the weight of your mother's narcissistic abuse on your shoulders? It's time to release yourself from the burden and start the healing process. One of the most powerful steps you can take is to express your truth and share your feelings about the abuse. But wait, you might be thinking, "why bother? She'll never acknowledge the pain she caused me." That may be true, but forgiveness and letting go of anger isn't about her - it's about you. In this video, we'll show you the best way to express your pain, whether it's through writing a letter or going no-contact. You'll discover why this exercise is so important for your healing and learn how to determine what you want to say. Don't let the pain of your mother's narcissistic abuse hold you back any longer. Join us and start the journey to a brighter, happier future.
15 Signs Your Children Have A Narcissistic Grandmother
April 4, 2023 • 16 MIN
Have you ever had an encounter with a narcissist and now worry about your own children being exposed to their abuse? Perhaps you're questioning if your mother or your spouse's mother could possibly be a narcissist, but you're finding it hard to tell. It's especially tricky if you grew up around this type of behavior and it just seems normal to you. Well, fear not! In this episode, we're going to share with you 15 telltale signs that may indicate if grandma is a narcissist. Tune in and find out how to spot these red flags!
Can A Narcissistic Mother Feel Remorse?
April 3, 2023 • 12 MIN
In this podcast episode, we'll discuss the difficulty children of narcissistic mothers face when their parents don't understand how much they've been hurt. Narcissistic mothers often tear their children down and see them as extensions of themselves, making it hard for their children to become independent. Unfortunately, these mothers are unlikely to acknowledge the harm they've caused. It's essential for these children to seek support and set boundaries to prioritize their well-being.
7 Effective Ways To Make A Narcissist Tell The Truth
March 31, 2023 • 9 MIN
Welcome to this episode where we'll reveal the secrets of getting a narcissist to tell the truth. Have you ever felt like you're pulling teeth trying to get a narcissist to be honest with you? It's not just you. Narcissists are experts at lying to protect their carefully crafted image. They'll do anything to distract you from seeking the truth, and they'll never tell you the truth directly. But don't worry, we've got you covered with 7 effective techniques that can help you uncover the truth from a narcissist. Get ready to learn the tricks of the trade and become a master at navigating the world of narcissism.
Do Narcissists Ever Discard People Permanently?
March 30, 2023 • 11 MIN
t they want? It's not as simple as you might think. Narcissists view others as an extension of themselves, only valuing them for what they can do to boost their own egos. But why do they "recycle" romantic partners and friends? We'll explore the narcissistic cycle of abuse to shed light on this question. Plus, we'll discuss why it's usually the loved ones of narcissists who end up discarding them, rather than the other way around. Get ready for a deep dive into the mind of a narcissist.
7 Signs Of Narcissism in Teenagers You Need To Know
March 29, 2023 • 11 MIN
It's no secret that children can be a bit self-absorbed at times, but as they grow up, they typically learn to appreciate others and show gratitude. However, for some teenagers with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), this natural progression doesn't happen. In fact, their narcissistic tendencies only intensify as they become more involved in the world around them. So, how can you tell if your teen is struggling with NPD? Look out for these 7 tell-tale signs that are highly indicative of the disorder.
What Is The Difference Between Autism And Narcissism?
March 28, 2023 • 13 MIN
Have you ever wondered what sets someone with autism apart from someone with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD)? It's a tricky question, especially when you consider high-functioning individuals on the autism spectrum. These folks used to be labeled with Asperger's syndrome, but now fall under the umbrella of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). And here's where it gets interesting - some of their symptoms might overlap with those of someone with NPD. So, how do you distinguish between the two conditions? It's crucial to understand the unique traits and underlying reasons behind each disorder, so you can support your loved one in the best way possible. Knowing what to look for, how it can impact their daily life, and how autism and NPD can intertwine is essential for their healing journey.
Can ADHD Be Confused With Narcissism?
March 27, 2023 • 12 MIN
Today we are diving deep into the world of mental health, specifically ADHD and NPD. Have you ever wondered if someone you know who is struggling with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) might actually be suffering from narcissistic personality disorder (NPD)? It's a common confusion as both disorders share some similar symptoms. You see, a narcissist is someone who is unable to empathize with others, often explodes in uncontrollable rage, and is extremely self-centered. But do these traits also manifest in people with ADHD? Can these two disorders co-occur? Well, I am here to explore the differences in the causes and expressions of each disorder. Stay tuned!
Can You Outgrow Narcissism?
March 24, 2023 • 11 MIN
Welcome to today's episode where we'll be exploring the changes in narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) symptoms over time. While it's common for children to exhibit narcissistic tendencies, what happens to individuals diagnosed with pathological narcissism as they age? Are there any changes that occur in their behavior or symptoms? Join us as we explore the developmental trajectory of NPD and shed light on what happens to individuals with this disorder as they get older.
Can PTSD Cause Narcissism?
March 23, 2023 • 12 MIN
Welcome to today's episode where we'll be exploring the link between narcissism and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). If you're dealing with a narcissist, you may be wondering what causes their behavior and how they became the way they are. While it's commonly thought that abuse may be a contributing factor to narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), recent research suggests that there may be a relationship between narcissism and PTSD. Join us as we delve into this topic and uncover the connection between these two conditions.
Can Depression Cause Narcissism?
March 22, 2023 • 10 MIN
Welcome to today's episode where we'll be exploring the relationship between narcissism and depression. Most of us are familiar with the idea that narcissistic individuals are prone to depression due to the constant fear of being exposed as a failure or a bad person. However, recent research suggests that the relationship between these two conditions might not be as one-sided as we previously thought. In fact, some studies have found that depression could actually cause narcissism. So, can depression really cause narcissism? Let's dive in.
Do Narcissists Fall In Love With Other Narcissists?
March 20, 2023 • 10 MIN
Picture this: two narcissists in a relationship. At first glance, it might seem like a match made in heaven - they both have an insatiable hunger for attention and a shared sense of grandiosity. But is it really that simple? The truth is, it's anything but straightforward. Despite their similar personalities, narcissists struggle to connect with others on a deeper level, even with fellow narcissists. Their self-centered nature and lack of empathy make it hard for them to understand anyone else's needs or feelings, including those of their partner. So, what happens when two narcissists get together? It's a complicated dynamic that often leads to failure. Join us as we delve into the intricacies of a relationship between two narcissists and explore the reasons why most relationships with narcissists end in disappointment - even when both partners are narcissists themselves. Get ready to unpack the complexities of the narcissist-narcissist pairing!
Do Narcissists Change Jobs Frequently?
March 17, 2023 • 11 MIN
Have you ever worked with a narcissist? It's like being in a constant state of unpredictability and instability. Their self-important attitude, constant blame-shifting, and superiority complex can make them unbearable to work with. It's no wonder they struggle to be a team player, but did you know that they can still be an asset to a business? Yes, you heard that right! Despite their flaws, many narcissists are driven to succeed, solely for the praise and adoration they receive. This can make them a valuable addition to businesses that reward this type of behavior. But why is it that even with their impressive skill sets, they can't seem to get along with their colleagues? Tune in to this episode, where we explore the fascinating ways in which a narcissist can be both a blessing and a curse for businesses. You'll discover the reasons behind their behavior and how to deal with them in the workplace. Get ready to unravel the complex nature of the narcissist in your office!
Do Narcissists Care About Your Feelings?
March 16, 2023 • 11 MIN
Are you in a relationship with a narcissist and constantly left feeling confused about their emotions towards you? It's like you're stuck in an emotional rollercoaster, never knowing what to expect next. Do they even care about your feelings or are you just another pawn in their game of self-obsession? Well, the truth is that narcissists often have a complex mix of emotions that can be challenging to decipher. But don't worry, we're here to help you understand their twisted thought process! It's essential to delve into their childhood trauma and explore how it has shaped their perception of emotions and relationships. So, sit tight and keep watching as we unravel the mystery of narcissistic behavior and guide you on how to avoid common pitfalls in a relationship with a narcissist.
Can You Become a Narcissist after Narcissistic Abuse?
March 15, 2023 • 10 MIN
It's natural to wonder if the toxic behavior of a narcissist will rub off on you and turn you into a self-obsessed egomaniac. After all, being subjected to narcissistic abuse can make you feel like you're not worth anything. But hold on a second - the situation is far more complicated than that! Just as there are various types of narcissists out there, there are also many different forms of narcissistic abuse that they employ. If you suspect that you're a victim of a narcissist or have been in the past, it's crucial to grasp the various shades of narcissistic abuse and how each type affects you. It's a powerful step towards understanding why narcissists behave the way they do and how you can heal from the damage they've inflicted on you.
Do Narcissists Like Getting Gifts?
March 14, 2023 • 9 MIN
Gift-giving is supposed to be a joyous occasion, a way to show someone you care and appreciate them. But what happens when that someone is a narcissist? Giving gifts to a self-absorbed individual who craves admiration and attention may seem like a no-brainer, but the truth is, it's a tricky business. In this episode, I'll explore the complexities of gift-giving with narcissists. From their insatiable need for attention and validation to their tendency to use gifts as a means of control, we'll dive deep into the murky waters of narcissistic gift-giving.
Can Depression Cause Narcissism?
March 14, 2023 • 10 MIN
Have you ever wondered if depression could actually lead to narcissism? It's a fascinating question that we're exploring in this podcast episode. While it's easy to understand how individuals with narcissistic personality disorder could become depressed due to their constant fear of failure and exposure, there's also evidence to suggest that depression can contribute to the development of narcissism. In fact, studies have shown a link between narcissism and depression, especially in vulnerable narcissists. So, could it be possible that depression is a catalyst for narcissistic behavior? Join us as we dive into the research and explore the intriguing connection between these two mental health conditions. You won't want to miss this eye-opening discussion!
9 Tips To Heal Your Inner Child After Narcissistic Abuse
March 13, 2023 • 15 MIN
The scars of narcissistic abuse run deep, and if you're not careful, they can fester and grow, leaving you feeling broken and alone. But there's hope. There's a way to heal those wounds, to soothe that wounded inner child who has been crying out for love and support all these years. In this episode, we'll explore nine powerful techniques for healing your inner child from the trauma of narcissistic abuse. From journaling and meditation to visualization and inner child work, we'll dive deep into each technique and show you how to use it to reconnect with that sensitive, wounded part of yourself.
67 Things Your Narcissistic Mother Says To Control And Manipulate You
March 10, 2023 • 13 MIN
Your mother should be your rock, your safe haven, your guiding light. But what if your mother is a narcissist? Then everything changes. Suddenly, she sees you as nothing more than an extension of herself - a tool to be used to satisfy her insatiable need for attention and validation. If you've ever felt like you're walking on eggshells around your mother, constantly afraid of setting her off or doing something wrong, then you know what it's like to have a narcissistic mother. In this episode, I'll explore 67 toxic things she might say to you, and I'll unpack the different situations that might trigger her to criticize, devalue, and judge your every move.
How Do I Know If My Mother Is A Narcissist Or A Borderline?
March 9, 2023 • 14 MIN
Trying to understand someone's personality disorder can be like navigating a labyrinth - it's easy to get lost in all the overlapping symptoms and confusing signs. For instance, narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) and borderline personality disorder (BPD) may seem similar at first glance, with both disorders featuring several similar traits. But don't worry, I am here to help you make sense of it all! In this episode, I'll dive deep into the similarities and differences between NPD and BPD. I'll explore how to identify which disorder your mother may have and provide practical tips on how to support her and yourself in the healing process.
How To Deal With A Narcissistic Mother At Christmas
March 8, 2023 • 13 MIN
The holiday season is just around the corner, and for many of us, it's a time of joy, warmth, and togetherness. But for those with narcissistic family members, it can be an incredibly stressful time. The pressure to think about others and put their needs first is something that narcissists struggle with, which can leave their loved ones feeling neglected and unimportant. It's especially tough for children of narcissistic parents, who may feel like their needs are always ignored. But fear not! If you're dealing with narcissistic abuse from your mother this holiday season, there are steps you can take to care for yourself and your family. With the right strategies, you can create a happy and peaceful holiday for everyone. In this episode, you'll discover essential tips and tricks to help you navigate the tricky waters of narcissistic abuse during the holiday season.
What Are The Best Narcissism Forums and Resources Online!
March 7, 2023 • 17 MIN
Dealing with a narcissist can be a daunting task, and it can be overwhelming to find reliable resources and forums to help you navigate the murky waters of this complex personality disorder. That's why we've compiled a list of the best resources and forums to guide you on your journey to understanding and coping with narcissism. Say goodbye to the frustration and confusion and say hello to reliable, honest, and accurate information at your fingertips. From insightful blogs to interactive forums, we've got you covered. So, let's dive in and explore the best resources available online to help you handle the narcissist in your life like a pro!
Top 13 Famous Narcissists in the Past and Present
March 6, 2023 • 16 MIN
Don't make the mistake of assuming that those with personality disorders can't make a significant impact on the world. In fact, there have been numerous famous narcissists throughout history who have shaped global events and left a mark on our cultural heritage, for better or for worse. While narcissism can cause an array of dysfunctional traits in those with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), it can also fuel an unparalleled perseverance and drive to achieve one's goals, if only to reinforce their perceived superiority. In this article, we'll explore the complex relationship between narcissism and success, and uncover how the traits associated with NPD can lead to remarkable accomplishments. Get ready to be inspired and surprised by the achievements of these famous narcissists.
What Is The Best Way To Respond To A Narcissistic Parent?
March 3, 2023 • 13 MIN
Growing up with a narcissistic parent is a nightmare scenario - you're trapped with the narcissist until you're old enough to leave home, and by then, you've already endured a lifetime of their abusive behavior. It's no wonder that many children of narcissists don't realize they've been mistreated, as they've been conditioned to believe that they are the problem. But what if you do recognize that your parent has a mental health issue? It's essential to have a plan for coping with their toxic behavior. In this article, we'll explore some strategies for dealing with a narcissistic parent and protecting yourself from their abuse. Get ready to take back your power and start living life on your own terms.
What Happens When Two Narcissists Date?
March 2, 2023 • 11 MIN
Picture this: two narcissists in a relationship. It might seem like an impossibility since narcissists are all about receiving attention and admiration, not giving it. But did you know that the dynamics between two narcissists can be just as explosive as the ones between a narcissist and a codependent? In this episode, we'll uncover the secrets behind the volatile relationships of two narcissists, and why their love-bombing phase often ends in disaster. If you're dealing with a narcissistic loved one, understanding their relationship patterns could be the key to finding some peace and clarity. Get ready to dive into the fascinating world of narcissism and discover what happens when two self-centered individuals collide.
Can A Codependent Become A Narcissist?
March 1, 2023 • 9 MIN
Have you ever wondered why codependents and narcissists seem to be attracted to each other like two peas in a pod? It turns out that there is a proven relationship between codependency and narcissism, and they often complement each other. But here's a twist: can a codependent person become a narcissist from being exposed to constant narcissistic abuse? The answer may surprise you, as the relationship between these two conditions is more complex than you might think. To fully understand it, we need to delve into what they have in common and what makes them distinct. Plus, why do so many codependents worry that they might actually be narcissists? Get ready to unravel the mysteries of this intriguing topic.
Are All Narcissists Abusive?
February 28, 2023 • 10 MIN
Narcissists need admiration and adoration to maintain their false sense of self. They cannot experience empathy or love like a healthy person can. As a result, they cannot feel empathy for the people in their lives. In this episode, you will learn everything you need to better manage the interactions you have with your narcissist and protect yourself from their abuse.
Can Narcissists Survive Without Their Supply?
February 27, 2023 • 12 MIN
Narcissists need other people to constantly praise them in order to feel good about themselves. This is because they don't have a strong internal support system. They rely on the people in their life to provide them with the narcissistic supply of praise. It's important to understand how important this narcissistic supply is to a narcissist. Explore the reasons below to learn why they need their supply and how it affects their behavior. You'll also discover what can happen if their supply is cut off. You need to know this to make the best decisions for your well-being when you’re dealing with a narcissist.
5 Examples Of Narcissistic Parents Manipulating You
February 24, 2023 • 11 MIN
Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental condition that can be expressed in different ways. There are several types of narcissism, including grandiose narcissism, covert narcissism, and malignant narcissism. because these characteristics can combine in different ways, the condition in parents can be expressed in different ways. Let's look at each of these narcissistic parental styles to see the common behaviors they exhibit and if a narcissist can be a good parent.
Do Narcissists Know They Are Manipulative?
February 23, 2023 • 10 MIN
When you have a mental condition like narcissistic personality disorder, it can be difficult to realize that you have a problem. To you, it may seem like you are the only sane person in a sea of lunatics. However, sometimes the actions of the narcissist may appear premeditated, and it may defy logic to think that they do not know what they are doing. This episode discusses more about what motivates the narcissist to do the things they do and how they perceive the world around them. This is key to understanding and anticipating their behavior.
Are Narcissists Extroverts Or Introverts?
February 22, 2023 • 11 MIN
Narcissism is often thought of as a purely extroverted personality trait. However, there is more nuanced and complexity to this character type than initially meets the eye. In fact, there are several different types of narcissists, each with their own unique set of personality characteristics that drive their behavior. Grandiose or exhibitionistic narcissists are typically the most bellicose and aggressive, but it is important to understand the different types in order to truly understand the reasons for their behavior.
What Type Of Therapy Is Best For Narcissistic Personality Disorder?
February 21, 2023 • 11 MIN
Welcome to this episode, where we explore the challenges of treating narcissism and the types of psychotherapy that work best for individuals with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). We discuss how difficult it can be to help narcissists due to their lack of awareness of their problem and the internalized self-loathing that causes them to view any guidance as criticism. Additionally, their fragile self-esteem requires a delicate approach by therapists to guide them through a treatment plan. We examine the particular pitfalls that therapists must avoid when treating a narcissist, and why it's crucial to understand these when trying to help a narcissist in your life.
Do Toxic Parents Cause Depression?
February 20, 2023 • 10 MIN
Your parents are supposed to be your support system and give you unconditional love, but if one or both are narcissists, you’ll likely experience trauma instead. Their toxicity can cause long-lasting harm to many aspects of your personality, but can their narcissistic abuse cause depression? Listen to this episode to learn critical information about how narcissists view and treat their own children and the long-term effects that can have. It’s important for anyone with a narcissistic spouse so they can help their own children. It’s also vital if you’ve been subjected to narcissistic abuse from one or both of your parents.
7 Differences Between Male And Female Narcissists #129
February 17, 2023 • 11 MIN
Welcome to another episode of our podcast, where we take a deep dive into the world of narcissism. In this episode, we're going to explore whether there are differences between male and female narcissists. As we all know, narcissists share common characteristics such as a lack of empathy, a fragile self-esteem covered by a mask of bravado, and a tendency to fly into a rage at the slightest provocation. But how do these traits differ between male and female narcissists? According to therapist Shannon Petrovich, "women tend to be more scheming, passive-aggressive, and manipulative, while men are more prone to the more outward and aggressive modes of controlling others." But what does this mean for those of us who have to deal with narcissists in our lives? In todays episode we explore some of the specific areas where male and female narcissists differ. We'll delve into how gender affects the way narcissists behave and what you can do to protect yourself from their toxic tendencies.
Are Narcissists Mentally Strong?
February 16, 2023 • 10 MIN
Narcissists often come across as being incredibly confident, boastful about their achievements, and convinced of their abilities to conquer anything. At first glance, you may think of them as mentally strong individuals, as they are quick to highlight their positive traits while putting others down. But there's more to the story. Get ready to delve deeper into the mind of a narcissist and discover in this episode how their inner feelings impact their external behavior.
How To Manage A Narcissistic Employee
February 15, 2023 • 11 MIN
Tackling a narcissistic employee in the workplace can be a real challenge. These individuals often work hard to control their environment and exhibit perfectionistic behavior, which can be useful in some work cultures, but their tendency to blame others and their arrogant attitude can negatively impact team dynamics. Want to know more about how narcissistic employees behave and how to effectively manage them while preserving work performance and employee morale? Let's dive in!
How Does Narcissistic Personality Disorder Affect Relationships?
February 14, 2023 • 11 MIN
Are you in a relationship with someone who seems to lack empathy, has a distorted sense of self, and displays outbursts of rage? You might be dealing with someone with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). Those with NPD are driven by their need for external validation and control over everything and everyone around them. But why are relationships with narcissists so tumultuous? In this episode, I'll delve into the underlying reasons behind NPD and the destructive need to devalue their partners.
Can Narcissists Have Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?
February 13, 2023 • 10 MIN
Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) often coexists with other mental illnesses, making it difficult to identify the unique symptoms of each condition. If you've encountered someone with NPD, you may not have noticed any obsessive-compulsive tendencies they may have had. But, it's crucial to understand the overlap between these two disorders, as they can share similar symptoms. In this episode, we'll explore the frequency and nature of the relationship between NPD and OCD, and help you differentiate between these two complex conditions. Get ready to uncover the twisted reality of how these two disorders intersect.
Do Covert Narcissists Get Worse Over Time?
February 10, 2023 • 11 MIN
Have you ever come across someone who seems to have a high opinion of themselves, yet still manages to fly under the radar? This type of narcissism, known as covert or vulnerable narcissism, can be difficult to identify, but the effects on the individual and those around them can be just as damaging as those of grandiose or exhibitionistic narcissism. Let's dive into the world of covert narcissism and discover how it evolves as the individual ages.
7 Challenges Of Living With A Narcissistic Wife
February 9, 2023 • 11 MIN
Living with a narcissistic wife can be a never-ending rollercoaster of emotional and psychological turmoil, leaving you feeling drained and defeated. As a man in this situation, it may be tempting to believe that you can handle any challenge to make your wife happy. But the truth is that her toxic behavior can have far-reaching effects on your self-esteem and overall well-being. In this episode, I'll uncover the reasons behind your wife's narcissistic behavior, and the ways in which her abuse can leave a lasting impact on both your mental and physical health.
Can Two Narcissists Be Happily Married?
February 8, 2023 • 10 MIN
Are you struggling to understand the appeal of someone with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD)? It's natural to wonder who could tolerate their often abusive behavior. But have you considered the possibility that another narcissist might be the perfect match for them? Let's delve into the desires, motivations, and benefits of a union between two people with NPD.
Can Narcissists Have Healthy Relationships?
February 7, 2023 • 12 MIN
If you are currently in a relationship with a narcissist, have been involved with one in the past, or have a narcissistic friend or family member, you are likely wondering if they can ever have a healthy relationship. I know that is something I have thought about when dealing with my narcissistic mother. She just doesn’t seem to have the skills necessary for healthy interactions. It’s a valid question to ponder, given the complexities of narcissistic personality disorder. It’s important to understand the narcissistic character traits that act as barriers to a healthy, happy relationship. That will help you better interact with the narcissist in your life. Let’s take an in-depth look at these character traits.
Are Narcissists Socially Awkward?
February 6, 2023 • 11 MIN
It’s hard to imagine the prototypical narcissist without his bragging style and grandiose pronouncements. And yet. There isn’t merely one type of narcissist. Do some narcissists exhibit a lack of social skill? For all their reputation as smooth operators, many narcissists are actually quite awkward, introverted, and inept at social interactions. Listen to this episode for an explanation of how narcissists can actually be shy and unsure of themselves and how our view of narcissism has changed as society has.
How Does Your Narcissistic Mother Dominate The Conversation
February 2, 2023 • 9 MIN
Does your narcissistic mother always dominate your conversations? Of course she does. She’s a narcissist.
If you’re comfortable keeping in touch with your narcissistic mother or there’s no other choice, then you are aware of the many pitfalls in trying to communicate effectively with her. Even just having a quick phone conversation with her can be psychologically disconcerting and emotionally exhausting. To understand the narcissist’s dysfunctional systems of communication and to learn more about how to communicate more effectively with your mother, listen to this episode.
How To Emotionally Detach From A Narcissistic Mother
February 1, 2023 • 10 MIN
Does your narcissistic mother continue to cause turmoil in your life? If you are a fully grown and independent adult who is still being emotionally dominated by your narcissistic mother, then you need to learn how to successfully detach. Going no contact is one option, but that may not be for you. Listen to this episode for some sage advice on how to emotionally detach from your narcissistic mother, including some thoughts on cutting off contact altogether.
How To Care For An Aging Narcissistic Parent
January 31, 2023 • 9 MIN
Confronting the realities of dealing with an aging parent is difficult enough, but when that parent also happens to be a narcissist, the situation becomes even more complicated. If you decide to take care of your narcissistic parent yourself, you will have to deal with a range of emotions, not to mention the challenges that come with caring for a narcissist. Narcissists are usually demanding and self-centered, and if they are old, incapacitated, or ill, their behavior is likely to become even more extreme.
Does A Narcissistic Mother Get Worse With Age?
January 30, 2023 • 10 MIN
As we age, it becomes more difficult to confront the realities of our lives and aging bodies. This can be especially hard for narcissists, whose value in society is often based on their appearance. In this episode, we explore why aging can make narcissistic mothers worse and the potential for hoping for the best.
7 Hidden Things A Narcissist Does In A Relationship
January 27, 2023 • 10 MIN
Narcissists typically use a number of underhanded tactics to control and manipulate their partners in a romantic relationship. You likely won't realize they're doing these things until it's too late. They feel that their true selves aren't good enough to keep your interest, so they put up a false persona and try to undermine your confidence. This gives them the upper hand. Here are seven ways in which narcissists use sneaky strategies to throw you off balance and keep them on top.
Why Do Narcissists Avoid Apologies?
January 26, 2023 • 10 MIN
Why are narcissists so quick to deny any wrongdoing on their part? The answer lies in the fact that narcissists strongly believe they are always right and that their actions are justifiable. When you understand what a narcissist hates and fears most, you'll see why they would rather avoid an apology at all costs. In this episode, we'll explore the contradictory impulses that drive a narcissist to never say sorry.
Identifying The Differences Between Narcissists, Sociopaths, And Borderline Personalities
January 25, 2023 • 11 MIN
Although most personality disorders share some notable similarities, there are also important distinctions between them. In this episode, I'll explore the differences between narcissism, sociopathy, and borderline personality disorder. I'll also discuss some of the hidden behaviors narcissists use in relationships.
7 Key Steps To Stop Being A Covert Narcissist
January 24, 2023 • 10 MIN
Although it may seem like a daunting task, overcoming your narcissistic tendencies is possible with effort and patience. If you're worried that your narcissistic habits are pushing people away and making your life difficult, you can start by confronting some of those behaviors head-on. Acknowledging your narcissism is the first step in rehabilitation. In this episode, you'll learn specific techniques you can follow to prevent your narcissistic tendencies from ruling the day.
Does Narcissistic Personality Disorder Run In Families?
January 23, 2023 • 10 MIN
When you take a look at the family history of the narcissist in your life, you will likely find that they have at least one narcissistic parent and potentially narcissistic siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Just as addiction is considered a “family disease,” narcissism is often found to be passed down through families for generations. Even if it isn’t genetic, narcissism is learned behavior. And some families unfortunately learn those lessons all too well. Listen to this episode to understand the various ways in which narcissism manifests itself within the family unit.
What Triggers Narcissistic Rage?
January 20, 2023 • 11 MIN
Narcissistic rage is a frightening feature of narcissistic personality disorder that can be triggered by even the slightest provocation. In this episode, we'll explore how narcissistic rage differs from anger, the different variations of narcissistic rage, and how to identify the triggers and responses to this irrational anger.
Does Counseling Help A Narcissist?
January 19, 2023 • 10 MIN
If you're dealing with a narcissist, it can be difficult to get them to seek help or even admit that there's a problem. Many narcissists don't even know they have a disorder, and because of this, counseling may seem like a long shot. However, there are some therapeutic interventions that might help them (and you) if you're willing to give it a try. Listen to this episode for more information.
7 Tips For Divorcing A Narcissistic Husband
January 18, 2023 • 10 MIN
Narcissists can be difficult to deal with under the best of circumstances, but divorcing one can be especially challenging. As you'll learn in this post, narcissists often lack loyalty to even family members, and if you're initiating a divorce, that makes you a traitor in their eyes. This episode provides some specific advice on how to handle your liberating divorce from a narcissistic husband.
What Narcissists Hate And Fear The Most?
January 17, 2023 • 10 MIN
Do narcissists experience strong emotions? Yes, they do - though their strongest emotions are usually negative, such as hate and fear. It can be helpful to understand the emotions of a narcissist so that you can better understand what they hate and fear. A narcissist, like an addict, will go to great lengths to avoid painful situations, and they often seek to hide their most vulnerable parts from the world. This is one of their key weaknesses. Listen to this episode for a run-down of what narcissists hate and fear the most in their secretive lives.
How To Deal With Your Narcissistic Mother As An Adult
January 16, 2023 • 10 MIN
Are you struggling to deal with your narcissistic mother, even though you're now a grown adult? Controlling the communication is key, but there are other important factors to consider. It's tough to be the child of a narcissist at any age. Many adult children of narcissists struggle with overcoming their emotionally abusive upbringing. However, I have found through my own experience that you can deal with that tricky relationship if you're willing to put in some effort.
Does Spoiling A Child Cause Narcissism?
January 13, 2023 • 11 MIN
Children who are given everything they want certainly run a higher risk of developing narcissistic tendencies, even full-blown narcissistic personality disorder. They have poor impulse control and have been conditioned to see themselves as more important than others. Listen to this episode for some insight on how spoiling children can lead to noxious narcissism, as well as some advice on how to undo the impact of overindulgence.
How To Live With Narcissistic Parents (4 Healings Things To Do For Yourself)
January 12, 2023 • 10 MIN
Trapped at home with your highly toxic, extremely annoying narcissistic parents can feel like you're wondering if your narcissistic parent is even capable of loving you. Living with narcissistic parents presents a unique set of challenges, especially if you're a teenager. But, let's explore how you can make the best of your current situation.
What Are Narcissists Like As Parents?
January 11, 2023 • 9 MIN
It can be difficult for children to understand why their parents act the way they do - especially if their parents are narcissistic. Being raised by narcissists often leaves children with deep emotional scars that can last into adulthood. In this episode, I'll discuss what a narcissistic parent is, the kind of damage they can cause, and how children of narcissistic parents can eventually heal.
Do Narcissistic Children Love Their Parents?
January 10, 2023 • 9 MIN
It's always a tricky task to talk about the weighty word "love" in conjunction with narcissism. Can narcissists actually love in the sense that we do? It's even harder to answer when children are involved. Typically, narcissism, like other personality disorders, isn't formally diagnosed until an individual reaches adulthood. However, there is reason to believe that children display the disorder much earlier. Listen to this episode to learn how to identify narcissism in children, as well as how to try to maintain a loving relationship with them.
Will A Narcissist Come Back After A Breakup?
January 9, 2023 • 10 MIN
If you're wondering whether or not your ex-narcissist will come back after the break-up, you're not alone. It's a scary thought, considering how much pain they likely caused during the relationship. Unfortunately, there is evidence to suggest that in many cases, narcissists will return post-breakup. So what motivates them to come back? And what can you expect during the break-up? Listen to this episode to find out.
7 Common Signs Of Love Bombing In A Marriage
January 6, 2023 • 10 MIN
Narcissists often use the "love bombing" tactic to keep their partners under control in long-term relationships. This involves showering the person with love and attention, so they become enmeshed in the relationship and it becomes dysfunctional. In order to keep the relationship going, the narcissist will return to love bombing periodically, so they can reel their partner back in. This is a form of emotional manipulation designed to preserve the narcissist's role as the dominating spouse and center of attention. If you're being love bombed, it's a serious indication that something isn't right. Listen to this episode for some serious indications that you are being love bombed, rather than being actually loved.
Are Narcissistic Mothers Jealous Of Their Daughters?
January 6, 2023 • 10 MIN
The short and simple answer to the title question is “yes,” almost certainly. Narcissistic mothers have particularly fraught relationships with their daughters, because the daughter feels like a replica of herself. If you are the daughter of a narcissistic mother, or know such a person, listen to this episode for an explanation of why mom becomes so envious and what you can do about it.
What Is The Narcissist Stare?
January 5, 2023 • 9 MIN
If you've ever been looked at by someone with an intense, almost obsessive gaze, you may have been the subject of the narcissistic stare. This is a phenomenon noted by many people, in which a narcissist will look at you as if they are studying your every move in order to figure out their next response. If you've been on the receiving end of the narcissist stare and found it disturbing or confusing, read on for an explanation of what it is and why they do it.
What Is The Difference Between An Overt And A Covert Narcissist?
January 4, 2023 • 11 MIN
There a big difference between an overt narcissist and a covert narcissist. An overt narcissist is more grandiose and their narcissistic behavior is more obvious, while a covert narcissist is more hidden and their narcissistic behavior is less obvious. Listen to this episode to understand the contrasts between the typical behavior of the two different types of narcissists.
How Do You Spot A Female Covert Narcissist?
January 3, 2023 • 11 MIN
Covert narcissists are often more manipulative and passive-aggressive than overt narcissists. They may not appear boastful or arrogant, but rather meek and martyred. Covert narcissists still crave the attention and admiration that overt narcissists demand; they just approach it with a façade of vulnerability and less obviously aggressive agenda. In this episode, you'll learn about the signs of a covert narcissist, as well as tips for how to recognize one in your life.
What Is A Cluster B Narcissist?
January 2, 2023 • 11 MIN
Do you know someone who is always putting themselves first and seems unable to empathize with others? They might be suffering from narcissism, a personality disorder that can severely impede someone's ability to function in everyday life. Narcissism is classified as a "Cluster B" disorder, which means it is characterized by dramatic and often unpredictable behavior. In this episode, we will be discussing how personality disorders are defined, what causes them, and how they are typically treated.
7 Signs You Are Dating A Narcissist
December 30, 2022 • 9 MIN
Narcissists are known for their lack of empathy and their tendency to cheat, as well as their propensity for telling lies and manipulating others’ emotions. They are self-absorbed and far more interested in ego-boosting and immediate gratification than they are in investing in the time and tenderness it takes to develop a lasting relationship. If you think you might be dating a narcissist, check out the following signs before you decide to answer that next phone call.
7 Characteristics of Sons of Narcissistic Mothers
December 29, 2022 • 10 MIN
Sons of narcissistic mothers often display certain characteristic behaviors that result from the unhealthy relationship the mother established while he was growing up. There can be either too much attention, as the mother is overly enmeshed with her son, or not enough attention, as the son suffers from neglect. Both extremes can damage the psyche and wound the soul. In this episode, I'll discuss some of the typical characteristics you might find in sons of narcissistic mothers.
Can A Narcissist Be Faithful In A Relationship?
December 28, 2022 • 10 MIN
Most stories that involve a narcissist in a relationship end with tales of cheating and betrayal. If an attractive narcissist walks into a crowded bar, they're likely to go home with someone by the end of the night. That's why it's crucial to know the signs of infidelity. If you want to know the truth about relationships with narcissists and the slim chances of fidelity, keep reading.
Are Narcissists Loyal To Family Members?
December 27, 2022 • 10 MIN
This raises the question of whether narcissists are actually capable of being loyal to anyone. Oftentimes, they cheat on their spouses and have very unpredictable emotional responses to their loved ones, which might make one argue that the concept of loyalty is more of an abstract idea to a narcissist than anything else. When it comes to family, the situation becomes even more complicated. The narcissist usually manipulates family members in order to maintain power and control, and pledging loyalty (or pretending to do so) can be used as a tool to help them reach their goals. But it's not something that they see as a lofty ideal.
Narcissism And Alcoholism: Is There A Link?
December 26, 2022 • 10 MIN
It's no secret that alcoholism and narcissism share some common behaviors, but why is that? Addiction drives people to fulfill their primary need (in this case, the substance of alcohol) without thought to others. An alcoholic’s actions appear strikingly familiar to anyone who has dealt with a narcissist. If you are dealing with someone suffering from untreated alcoholism, or managing a narcissistic partner or friend, keep watching to find out how these two conditions share common problems.
7 Ways To Say Goodbye To A Narcissistic Mother
December 23, 2022 • 10 MIN
I know firsthand how tough it can be to separate yourself from a narcissistic mother. However, at some point, you have to take your own emotions and independence into account, as well as the wellbeing of your own family if relevant. Saying goodbye can trigger a range of reactions. Prepare yourself by choosing the method that’s best for you. You also need to brace for the reaction you may get from her. Listen to this episode for ideas on how to care for yourself, how to let go emotionally, and how to approach the goodbye with clear intentions and a calm demeanor.
7 Strategies for Letting Go Of A Narcissistic Mother
December 22, 2022 • 9 MIN
If you're struggling with detaching from your narcissistic mother, you're not alone. It can be difficult to break away from someone who has such a hold on you, but it's important to remember that you deserve to be happy and healthy. In this episode, we'll share some specific strategies that will help you detach from your narcissistic mother and move forward with confidence.
7 Tips To Protect Your Child From A Narcissistic Mother
December 21, 2022 • 10 MIN
It's not easy to protect a child from their own mother, but it's important to do so because not doing can lead to narcissistic victim syndrome. There are things you can do though, to support the child and deflect the mother. It's crucial to step in as soon as you recognize the mother's behavior as narcissistic. You need to acknowledge that a child needs their mother, but in this case only in supervised ways. Listen to this episode for some explicit advice on how to shield your child from the worst part of their mother's disorder.
7 Ways To Spot A Narcissistic Friend With Ease
December 20, 2022 • 10 MIN
One of the most difficult things to do is to try and remain friends with a narcissist because they often take advantage of the people closest to them. If you're willing to put up with boundary-breaking and egotistical behavior, then it's possible to stay friends with a narcissist. However, most of the time it's best to just end the relationship and move on. In this episode, I'll give you some advice on how to identify a narcissistic friend and how to protect yourself from them.
Can A Narcissist Change In A New Relationship?
December 19, 2022 • 9 MIN
There is no easy answer to this question, as it is fitting for such a complex disorder. Narcissists typically follow a similar pattern in all of their relationships, but a narcissist’s ability to change under any circumstances often depends on where they are on the spectrum. A person who exhibits full-blown narcissistic personality disorder is probably less likely to change in any situation than someone who occasionally behaves in narcissistic ways. To understand how a narcissist operates in a new relationship, and if they have the capacity to change, listen to this episode.
What Kind Of Emotions Do Narcissists Have
December 16, 2022 • 10 MIN
The emotional range of narcissists varies widely, just as their personalities and preferences do. But can narcissists really feel emotion? You might even wonder if they know they're a narcissist. In fact, narcissists do feel a full range of emotions - it's just that many of these emotions are negative ones, bound up in their disorder. Still, some experts argue that we are just now beginning to understand the full implications of narcissism. Some of our assumptions might be in need of reevaluation. Watch this episode for more interesting information on the inner lives of narcissists.
Do Narcissists Like Other Narcissists?
December 15, 2022 • 9 MIN
It's interesting to note that, according to certain studies, narcissists are actually attracted to each other. Although this might seem complicated at first, it makes more sense when you realize that narcissists view love differently than other people. However, because they are often able to form bonds and long-term relationships with other narcissists, there must be some merit to the idea that they are attracted to each other. Let's examine the ways in which narcissists are attracted to and form relationships with other narcissists.
Can People With Narcissistic Personality Disorder Have Fun?
December 14, 2022 • 11 MIN
Although narcissists tend to see the world through their own self-perceived lens, this does not mean they cannot have fun. However, what might be considered fun for a narcissist might not be seen as such by others, as it often involves taking pleasure in another's pain. This is partially due to the fact that narcissists are filled with hate and fear because of their disorder. So if you have ever wondered how a narcissist experiences fun or other positive emotions, continue watching.
Does A Narcissist Know They Are A Narcissist?
December 13, 2022 • 10 MIN
This question has baffled psychologists and other researchers for years. By understanding the complex emotions a narcissist experiences, we can begin to get a better grasp on this condition. One school of thought proposes that narcissists have very little self-awareness, while a competing theory suggests that they are at least partially aware of their condition but don't believe that it's problematic or needs to be changed. Listen to this episode to discover the narcissist's complicated relationship with self-awareness.
7 Strategies To Detach From Toxic Parents
December 12, 2022 • 10 MIN
If you find yourself in a relationship with narcissistic parents, you know how difficult it can be. You love your parents, but their behavior is hurtful and threatening. They don't seem to realize they are hurting you. If you have exhausted your options for dealing with your toxic parents, this episode offers 7 specific strategies for disentangling yourself from the toxic connection.
What Is A Pathological Narcissist?
December 9, 2022 • 11 MIN
The word "narcissism" derives from an ancient Greek myth. In it, the young Narcissus, widely known for his great beauty, rejects the love of the nymph Echo. This angers the gods who curse Narcissus, ensuring that he could only love himself. He gazed at his reflection in the still waters of a pond until he died—either from lack of care or by his own hand, depending on the version. If you're wondering what the difference between narcissistic behavior and full-blown pathological narcissism is, listen to this episode to find out.
What Types Of Women Are Narcissists Attracted To?
December 8, 2022 • 11 MIN
If you're wondering why you keep attracting narcissists into your life, tune in to this episode for some clarity. We'll explore the typical patterns of behavior that narcissists follow and how that relates to the types of people they're drawn to. More often than not, it's not because you're a weak-minded individual - narcissists are typically attracted to people who they see as a challenge, but who will also offer them the devotion they crave. And sometimes, narcissists are even attracted to other narcissists. So if you're curious about this topic, listen to this episode to find out why you might be the perfect target.
How Many Different Types Of Narcissists Exist?
December 7, 2022 • 11 MIN
Although it might seem like a straightforward question, it's actually more complicated than it looks. As interest in the study of narcissism increases, experts still can't agree on a specific set of subtypes that come under the general heading of narcissistic personality disorder. Some experts only broadly divide narcissism into categories like covert and overt, but others have defined numerous other subtypes. In this episode, you'll learn how to identify some established subtypes of narcissism according to what experts see.
The Dangerous Relationship Between Empaths & Narcissists
December 6, 2022 • 10 MIN
Narcissists need attention and admiration to feel good about themselves, and they're often manipulative and dishonest. On the other hand, empaths are compassionate and quick to forgive. While it might be possible for these two types to have a successful relationship, it would be very difficult. If you're curious about whether an empath and a narcissist can make a good match, listen to this episode.
Understanding The Difference Between Codependency And Narcissism
December 5, 2022 • 11 MIN
Differentiating between codependency and narcissism can seem like a simple task, since codependents are usually described as people who rely on their relationships with others to gain a sense of self, while narcissists are typically defined as overly confident and supremely self-sufficient. However, while there are certainly some stark contrasts between codependency and narcissism, there are also some startling similarities. In this episode, we'll explore both the similarities and the differences between codependent behavior and narcissistic disorder.
Are People Born Narcissists Or Formed Narcissists?
December 2, 2022 • 10 MIN
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to the question of what causes narcissism. Narcissism is a complex personality trait, and there are many factors that can contribute to its development. Some experts believe that narcissism is partly genetic, while others believe that it can be influenced by environmental factors or childhood experiences. It is likely that narcissism is caused by a combination of several different factors, and each person's individual circumstances will play a role in shaping their personality. If you're curious about what might cause someone to develop narcissistic tendencies, here are some of the most commonly cited factors.
7 Signs Of A Vulnerable Narcissistic Mother
December 1, 2022 • 9 MIN
Narcissistic mothers can be difficult to deal with, especially because they can appear to be wonderful moms to everyone else. If you're struggling to deal with a narcissistic mother, you're not alone. Many people have difficulty dealing with what is called a "vulnerable narcissist." This type of narcissist is not as easily observable as other types of narcissists because they are sneakier and more manipulative. They also tend to be more invested in appearance over substance. If you suspect that your mother is a narcissist but have trouble identifying the specific behaviors, listen to the following seven signs that will help you to identify the covert narcissist in your life.
What Happens When You Stand Up To A Narcissist?
November 30, 2022 • 11 MIN
Narcissists are notorious for their narcissistic rage, so it's usually not a good idea to stand up to them directly. However, if you take the time to understand their typical responses and patterns, you can develop your own strategies for how to respond effectively. After all, if the narcissist is never confronted for their behavior, they will just turn their weapons on someone else. In this episode, I'll give you some advice on what to expect and how to confront a narcissist when you stand up to them.
Can A Narcissist Pass A Psychological Evaluation?
November 29, 2022 • 10 MIN
Narcissism is notoriously difficult to diagnose. Narcissists are skilled liars and actors, so it can be hard to tell if their answers are ever genuine. A narcissist can easily pass a psychological evaluation if they are aware that the test is for intervention. In most cases, they don’t want to cure their narcissism because they don’t see it as a problem or because it affirms their delusional views of themselves. Let’s look at how narcissists might approach a psychological evaluation.
7 Ways A Narcissistic Mother-In-Law Hurts Her Grandchildren
November 28, 2022 • 12 MIN
If you find yourself in a relationship with the son of a narcissistic mother, then you already know that there are some pitfalls to look out for. Once children are part of the picture, the potential for power struggles and emotional manipulation grow ever greater. Educating yourself on how your mother-in-law might be (even if unintentionally) hurting her grandchildren will help you defend yourself and them. Listen to this episode for some revelations about how narcissistic grandma’s unintentionally, but certainly, hurt their grandchildren.
Teenage Angst: How To Deal With Toxic Parents
November 25, 2022 • 10 MIN
It's hard enough to figure out your teenage years without having to deal with toxic parents too. You're just learning how to be an adult, dealing with hormones, and figuring out who you want to be. But when your parents are more interested in themselves than they are in you, those years can be really tough. However, it is possible to learn how to protect yourself and deal with the worst aspects of their narcissistic behavior. Listen to this episode for some wise advice on how to manage your toxic parents’ behavior and take action to protect yourself.
7 Successful Ways To Manage A Narcissistic Brother
November 24, 2022 • 9 MIN
It's never easy to deal with a narcissist, but it's even more difficult when that narcissist is a close family member. If your brother is a narcissist, it may be impossible to completely distance yourself from him. It's important to understand the impact that his narcissism has on you and the rest of the family, and to learn how to manage the relationship in a way that protects your emotional well-being.
How To Handle Your Narcissistic Husband When He Is In A Rage
November 23, 2022 • 10 MIN
If you've ever encountered a narcissist in a fit of rage, you know how scary it can be. Unfortunately, narcissists are more susceptible to rage than those without the disorder. Additionally, there is always the possibility that a narcissist might physically harm you. If your husband is aware of his problem and working on controlling his rage, there are still ways you can prepare yourself for how to handle it when it does surface. Here are seven smart tips for how you can do just that.
Late Life Narcissism: What Are The Possibilities?
November 22, 2022 • 9 MIN
It can be quite a shock to wake up one day to see that your grandfather has become a complete narcissist. We often associate aging with a progressive fading of emotional passions. We tend to see older people as kinder, gentler, and less prone to anger. However, this isn’t always the case, and there have been reported instances of people even as old as 75 or 80 suddenly presenting with symptoms of narcissistic personality disorder, according to the National Institutes of Health. This also brings up some questions: how do narcissists deal with the process of aging?
Do Narcissistic Mothers Know They Are Hurting You?
November 21, 2022 • 9 MIN
Why would my mother or father deliberately hurt me like this? It's a difficult and profoundly disturbing question that children of narcissists must ask themselves. The truth is, they will often hurt you in ways that you don't see coming because they're often working behind the scenes. In this episode, we'll help you understand how narcissistic mothers can hurt you even when they're not aware of it.
7 Evident Differences Between Narcissism And Just Plain Selfishness
November 18, 2022 • 11 MIN
It can be tricky to discern the difference between selfishness and narcissism, and sometimes we might find ourselves forgiving or ignoring narcissistic behavior in our loved ones because we write it off as simply them being selfish. However, there are some key distinctions that can be made between the two. Listen to this episode to learn about the differences between a true narcissist and a mostly harmless selfish person.
What Can You Expect When Dating The Son Of A Narcissistic Mother?
November 17, 2022 • 10 MIN
Sons who are raised by narcissistic mothers often lack autonomy, as narcissistic parents see their children merely as extensions of themselves, not as individual human beings with thoughts and needs of their own. Without the kind of empathy necessary for being a nurturing parent, they're unable to recognize the emotional requirements of their children, who often grow up feeling abandoned. Listen to this episode to get a greater understanding of how narcissistic mothers impact their sons.
Do Narcissists Follow The Same Relationship Patterns With Everyone?
November 16, 2022 • 10 MIN
Narcissism is a demanding psychiatric disorder that can be difficult to understand. We may see it more often than we realize among our friends, family, and romantic partners. To better understand narcissism, we need to know how it develops. With regard to intimate relationships, narcissism can take a toll. If you suspect that you are in a relationship with a narcissist, there are specific patterns that most narcissists follow when engaging with others. By understanding these patterns, you can better protect yourself from the potential harm that a narcissist can cause.
What Is Narcissistic Victim Syndrome?
November 15, 2022 • 9 MIN
Narcissistic abuse can leave you with deep emotional scars that continue to affect your ability to handle life's challenges well into adulthood. There are several signs that you’ve been subjected to long-term narcissistic abuse. If you've distanced yourself from the narcissist, here are 7 signs that might suggest you’ve experienced narcissistic abuse.
Dealing With A Cheating Narcissistic Mother?
November 15, 2022 • 0 MIN
Narcissists usually don't have a lot of remorse for their actions and often see nothing wrong with what they do. They can justify their infidelity in many ways, from believing that their current partner is inadequate to wanting to be the center of attention. Having an affair is a great way to get more attention, and narcissists know how to manipulate the emotions of everyone involved. If you suspect that your cheating, narcissistic mother is one of these people, listen to this episode for more information.
7 Most Common Signs Of Narcissism In A Child
November 14, 2022 • 9 MIN
Narcissism can develop in childhood, and catching it early can help to prevent it from becoming a major character trait in your child’s life. All children are self-absorbed to some degree, especially early on when they are still getting to know the world around them. It’s only natural for them to think of themselves first. However, it can be tricky to tell if your child is a narcissist or not. To help you out, I’ve compiled a list of seven key differences between narcissistic children and normal children.
How To Know If Your Girlfriend’s a Narcissist and What to Do Next
November 11, 2022 • 8 MIN
Narcissism is more commonly found in men, but that doesn't mean women can't suffer from it too. Narcissism in general, makes it difficult for sufferers to form emotionally committed relationships. Instead, narcissists see other people as extensions of themselves and use them as a way to boost their self-esteem. Here are some clues that you're dealing with a female narcissist.
Does A Narcissist Want You To Chase Them?
November 10, 2022 • 9 MIN
Narcissists see relationships as a means to an end, much like a business transaction. They are only concerned with what they can get out of the relationship, whether it be status, power, self-esteem, or sex. They don't care about the other person's feelings and will often play games to get what they want. Listen to this episode to discover six signs that a narcissist is playing games with you.
5 Best Ways To Deal With A Narcissist Daughter
November 9, 2022 • 9 MIN
Though it may be the easiest solution, getting away from a narcissist is not always possible - especially if that narcissist is your daughter. If someone you know suffers from narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), they may have trouble self-regulating, a fragile self-esteem, and be easily wounded. If you don't want or can't go no contact with your narcissistic daughter, there are some ways you can try to make interactions more pleasant. Here are five ways to deal with your narcissistic daughter:
How To Know If Your Parents Are Toxic?
November 8, 2022 • 10 MIN
Many people believe that parents should try their best to provide their children with a healthy and happy upbringing. However, some parents are unable due to their toxic narcissism. Even if it's difficult to tell whether your parents were being intentionally toxic, the effects of their behavior can still be damaging. The mental damage done to children of toxic parents often follows them into adulthood. It can also affect how they interact with their own children. Recognizing toxic parents can be difficult, but here are several signs that you have narcissistic parents.
Will A Narcissist Physically Hurt You?
November 7, 2022 • 10 MIN
Although not every narcissist will resort to physical abuse, it is still a possibility - especially with narcissistic spouses. That's why it's crucial to learn about the potential for physical abuse and how to avoid it. When you think of physical abuse, you might only think of being hit, but there are actually different types of physical abuse that a narcissist typically employs. So, it's important to understand what signs to look for from a physically abusive narcissist.
The Secrets To Dealing With A Narcissistic Mother-In-Law
November 4, 2022 • 9 MIN
Narcissism is a personality disorder that is characterized by an inflated sense of self-importance and a deep need for admiration. People who suffer from narcissism often project an image of superiority, when in reality, their self-esteem is quite fragile. If you find yourself in a situation where your mother-in-law is a narcissist, it can be difficult to know how to handle the situation. On this episode of the podcast, we'll talk about how to recognize the signs of narcissism and give you some tips on how to deal with a narcissistic mother-in-law.
6 Strategies To Deal With A Narcissist Coworker
November 3, 2022 • 9 MIN
If you have a narcissist for a coworker, you're not alone. These types of people are often the kind to steal credit for other people's work, give backhanded compliments, and try to make their colleagues look bad for any problems. If you have someone like this at your workplace, you know how frustrating it can be to have your work undermined. But don't worry, there are things you can do to protect your work from being sabotaged. In this episode, I will share six strategies you can use to protect yourself.
How Can A Narcissist Stay Married?
November 2, 2022 • 8 MIN
Many wonder how a narcissist can stay married despite their abusive and manipulative tendencies - but the answer is simple. They're often able to do so because they can be very charming when they want to be. Narcissists tend to show their red flags before the wedding day, but by that point, their potential partner is usually already hooked. There are a number of reasons why the narcissist is able to get married in the first place; their false self can be very convincing.
How Do Narcissists Feel When You Move On?
November 1, 2022 • 9 MIN
Narcissists can react very negatively when you try to end a relationship with them. They might try to love bomb you, or convince you to stay with them by promising to change. If you stick to your decision to leave, they might act like they don't care at all. But the truth is, they're usually hurt just as much as you are. In this episode, we'll explore some of the ways narcissists react to breakups and what their true feelings are about the situation.
5 Ways To Respond To Narcissistic Rage
October 31, 2022 • 8 MIN
Narcissists cannot accept criticism of any kind. They often view even the most gentle feedback as negative and this can cause them to enter what is known as a narcissistic rage - which can be quite frightening for those on the receiving end. When in this state, narcissists will be unable to understand your point of view or needs and their response might include name-calling, angry outbursts and passive-aggressive treatment at a minimum. So, what can you do if you find yourself in the unenviable position of being on the receiving end of narcissistic rage? Here are five tips you need to know.
Helpful Strategies for Coping With A Narcissistic Son
October 27, 2022 • 8 MIN
It's not easy interacting with a narcissist in any context, but when that person is your son, it can feel like an impossible situation. You might not want to, or be able to, leave your own son. This isn't a relationship you're likely to want to end, which limits your options and puts you in a difficult position. It's important to remember that you need to set strong boundaries and stick to them. You also must be sure to make time for yourself and take care of yourself. By using the following tips, you can interact with your son in a healthy way that may also help him improve his behavior.
8 Steps To Get Out Of A Relationship With A Narcissist
October 26, 2022 • 10 MIN
If you're in an emotionally abusive relationship with a narcissist, it's important to understand that you are not alone. Many people suffer from this type of abuse and often feel attached to their abuser because of the positive reinforcement they receive intermittently. This can cause you to become trauma-bonded, which means you become childlike and addicted to any sign of approval from your abusive partner. To prevent this from happening, it's crucial that you know what to do when ending a relationship with a narcissist.
How Do Narcissists Treat Their Friends?
October 25, 2022 • 9 MIN
Friendship is a two-way street. But when one of the friends is a narcissist, it often becomes a one-way street with them constantly taking and never giving back. If you find that your friend's narcissism is really affecting you and your life in a negative way, it may be time to rethink the friendship. You might want to help them, but first you need to be aware of what you're dealing with. If your friend is a narcissist, you'll see these red flags.
5 Toxic Effects Of A Mother’s Narcissistic Abuse On Her Daughter
October 24, 2022 • 10 MIN
The relationship between a daughter and her mother is key as it helps to shape how she deals with future relationships. If you find that your mother is narcissistic, it's important to understand the ways in which her abuse has hurt you. Daughters of narcissistic mothers often learn that they have no self-worth and come to accept that they deserve any bad behavior that's directed towards them. This damage doesn't go away in adulthood and can lead to more abuse. Here are five ways that a narcissistic mother can damage her daughter.
7 Characteristics Of A Narcissistic Person You Need To Know
October 21, 2022 • 9 MIN
Dealing with a narcissist can be a real challenge - especially if you're not sure if the person you're having trouble with is one or not. There are some telltale signs that may indicate someone is a narcissist, but it's important to remember that only a licensed mental health care professional can give an official diagnosis. With that being said, here are seven characteristics that may be strong indicators you're dealing with a narcissist.
What Happens When You Confront A Narcissist With The Truth?
October 20, 2022 • 9 MIN
If you've got a narcissist in your life, you might be wondering if you should confront them with the truth. Confronting a narcissist is a tricky situation because they will have a strong reaction. Listen to this episode to find out how they will react and how to best confront them if you decide you must take this step.
How Does Narcissism Develop?
October 19, 2022 • 9 MIN
The reasons behind the development of narcissism are complicated, and there are many factors that contribute to it. But two of the most common pathologies are narcissistic indulgence and the narcissistic wound. Most people who suffer from narcissism have one or both of these. Everyone has some narcissistic tendencies - it's part of having healthy self-esteem. If you didn't have any narcissism, you wouldn't have the confidence to do what you need to do to achieve your goals in life. After all, you have to believe in yourself and your abilities if you're going to be successful. So a little narcissism is actually a good thing.
What Are The Character Traits Of A Narcissistic Father?
October 18, 2022 • 9 MIN
If you're the child of a narcissistic father, you've likely experienced various types of emotional abuse. Your father would have coerced you into living in his shadow with unreasonable expectations because he perceived your independence as a threat. It's important to understand the difference between the traits of a strict parent and those of a pathological narcissist. The following are signs of a narcissistic father, but you should keep in mind that many parents might exhibit a few of these traits occasionally. A pathological narcissist, however, exhibits them consistently.
5 Strategies For Dealing With A Narcissistic Father
October 17, 2022 • 9 MIN
It's complicated enough having a narcissist in your life, but it's especially difficult when that narcissist is your parent. If your father is a narcissist, the relationship you have with him can be downright nightmarish. If you're the adult child of a narcissistic father, you've likely endured a lifetime of abuse. Your father lacked empathy and exploited you for his own agenda. Now that you're an adult, he's unlikely to change any of his behaviors. Listen to this episode to learn about five effective strategies for handling a narcissistic father.
Do This To Help A Narcissistic Husband Heal!
October 14, 2022 • 9 MIN
If you're wondering if there's anything you can do to help your narcissistic husband heal, you're in the right place. Although it won't be easy, there are some things you can do to support him through this process. In this episode, we'll share five steps you can take to help him on his journey to healing.
6 Stages Of Emotional Blackmail From Narcissists You Need To Know
October 13, 2022 • 9 MIN
Emotional blackmail is a tactic that narcissists use to control their victims. It usually starts with small, subtle comments or behaviors. But over time, it gets worse and worse until you realize how much it's impacting your life. If you know how the cycle of emotional blackmail works, you can be better prepared to deal with it. The cycle of emotional blackmail often begins with subtle or implicit comments or behaviors. These things progress in a way that's hard to see at first. But eventually, the impact is severe.
5 Tips For Coping With Narcissists During The Holidays
October 12, 2022 • 9 MIN
The holidays can be a tough time for anyone, but if you're dealing with a narcissist, it can be even worse. Narcissists often have a hard time during the holidays because they're all about appreciating loved ones and giving to others - neither of which are things that narcissists are particularly good at. The holiday season can trigger the narcissist's fears about not being good enough or some other deep-seated childhood trauma. Given the constant fear they have of being exposed for the frightened, weak individual they know themselves to be, they typically overreact during this stressful time. If you're dealing with a narcissistic friend or family member during the holidays, here are 5 suggestions for how you can cope:
How To Control Communication With Your Narcissistic Mother
October 11, 2022 • 8 MIN
Narcissists are very controlling people, and your narcissistic mother is no different. This makes talking to her very difficult and frequently frustrating. As a child, you had little control over your narcissistic mother’s manipulative techniques. As an adult, you can exercise control over how and when you communicate with your mother. While it can sometimes be advisable to go no contact with a narcissistic mother, you may not want to or be able to do that. In that case, you’ll need to exercise some control to make the communication you have with her more meaningful.
How To Recover From Narcissistic Abuse
October 10, 2022 • 9 MIN
If you've been a victim of narcissistic abuse, you might be feeling a lot of pain and confusion. It's important to remember that it wasn't your fault and that you can heal from this experience. In this episode, I'll share four strategies that can help you start to feel better. With time and patience, you can regain your sense of self and begin to heal the emotional wounds caused by this abuse.
What To Do When You’re In Love With A Narcissist
October 7, 2022 • 9 MIN
It's not easy to love someone who is a narcissist, but it's also not impossible. Narcissists can be particularly charming during the early stages of a relationship, which might cause you to fall in love with them before you even realize they have a problem. So, what do you do when you love a narcissist and don't want to end the relationship? Listen to this episode for practical advice on what to do if you love a narcissist.
How To Identify A Narcissist With 3 Simple Questions
October 6, 2022 • 8 MIN
It can be tricky trying to figure out someone's character if you don't know them that well, especially if they happen to be a narcissist. They tend to be very charming when you're first getting to know them and can easily come across as the perfect friend, employee or lover. Narcissists can be difficult to deal with in both a professional and personal capacity, so it's helpful to gain some insight into their behavior before letting them into your life. This episode will teach you how to distinguish between healthy self-esteem and genuine narcissism.
5 Reasons Why Empaths Attract Narcissists
October 5, 2022 • 9 MIN
If you think of an empath, you might think of someone who is the polar opposite of a narcissist. An empath is someone who cares about how people feel and can put themselves in others' shoes. A narcissist, on the other hand, is someone who is focused solely on themselves. So, why are empaths and narcissists attracted to each other? In this episode, we'll explore why these two types are drawn to each other and what it means for their relationship.
7 Ways Intelligent People Deal With Narcissists
October 4, 2022 • 9 MIN
Narcissists can be really frustrating to be around because of their use of gaslighting and deception. However, there are some smart ways to diffuse their toxic behavior. Although they may seem arrogant and overconfident, this is just a facade that is hiding a very fragile self-esteem. Because they are externally validated, they engage in manipulative techniques to exert control over the people and circumstances in their lives. In order to deal with someone like that, you have to be smart in the way you approach the situation.
5 Signs Your Boss Might Be A Narcissist
October 3, 2022 • 8 MIN
Narcissists are people with an exaggerated sense of self-importance and a need to be admired and adored. You might be wondering what that looks like in a boss. In the workplace, this kind of personality disorder can manifest as insensitivity or conceit at best, and outright abuse at worst. When a narcissist is experiencing stress their true colors will shine through any facade they’ve worked so hard to put in place. Keep watching to learn about five signs you’re dealing with a narcissistic boss.
5 Important Weaknesses Of The Narcissist You Should Know About
September 30, 2022 • 9 MIN
Narcissists think that the world should revolve around them. They try to control people and situations to make themselves look superior to others. It doesn't take much to destroy their image, and that's why they're afraid of anything that threatens it. They will defend their image fiercely. Listen to this episode to learn more about the areas of weakness in their false image.
How To Set And Maintain Firm Boundaries With The Narcissist In Your Life
September 29, 2022 • 9 MIN
If you're going to share your life with a narcissist, it's important to set firm boundaries so you can maintain your own sense of self. Confronting them and making it clear what you will and won't accept can be difficult, given their propensity for misdirection and deception. That's why it's so important to have a clear understanding of your own goals. Listen to this episode on how you can set and maintain firm boundaries with the narcissist in your life.
The 9 Most Common Lies Of A Narcissist
September 28, 2022 • 9 MIN
Narcissists are not actually in love with themselves. They are in love with an idealized self-image. This means that they rely on external validation of their projected ideal image. In order to maintain control over the people and circumstances around them, they lie frequently and manipulate people and circumstances to make them look like their ideal self. Listen to this episode to discover some of the most common lies narcissists tell.
5 Helpful Key Phrases To Disarm A Narcissist
September 27, 2022 • 9 MIN
If you're stuck with a narcissist and can't seem to get away, it's important to know how to counter their manipulative tactics. Narcissistic abuse can do some serious damage to your self-esteem, making you feel powerless and out of control. But regaining your power is possible--though it may not happen overnight. It's a gradual process, but as you begin to take back your power, you will start to feel more and more empowered. It begins slowly, but it will grow quickly and you'll find yourself in a stronger position in the end. In this episode, you will discover five extreme helpful key phrases you can use to disarm a narcissist.
Can A Narcissist Really Love You?
September 26, 2022 • 10 MIN
If you're in love with a narcissist, you may have experienced some confusing signals of both love and hate. In the beginning, the narcissist may have seemed like a consummate charmer. They may have shown passion and warmth, as well as loving support of your interests and desires. But as time goes on, you may begin to realize that the love a narcissist has to give is transactional. You may wonder if they ever really loved you in return. Listen to this episode to discover whether or not a narcissist is even capable of loving you.
What Happens When You Break Up With A Narcissist
September 23, 2022 • 9 MIN
Breaking up is tough, but breaking up with a narcissist can be even harder. Narcissists rarely end their relationships - usually, it's their partner who gets fed up and decides to leave. And even if the narcissist is the one initiating the split, you can still expect a bumpy ride ahead. Even if they want to end things, they may have trouble coping with the loss of all that attention. So, if you're planning on leaving your narcissistic partner, here's what you can expect.
5 Ways To Get A Narcissist Leave You Alone
September 22, 2022 • 8 MIN
If you've decided you've had enough of the narcissistic abuse and drama, you're likely wondering how to get them out of your life for good. Narcissists are essentially broken children housed in adult bodies and one of their biggest fears is abandonment. Keep in mind, it's not your responsibility to fix them and you're entitled to a peaceful and drama-free life. Here are some tips for getting rid of a narcissist so you can finally have some much-needed peace.
7 Tips To Defend Yourself Against Narcissistic Rage
September 21, 2022 • 9 MIN
It can be quite a traumatizing experience when a narcissist flies into a rage - especially if it's someone you thought you knew. If you find yourself in any kind of relationship with a narcissist, it's crucial to arm yourself with the knowledge of how to defend yourself against their abuse - both emotional and physical. Narcissists are dangerous people and their rage is a very real threat. If for some reason you can't get away from them, you need to know how to protect yourself from the hurtful things they might do or say.
5 Ways To End An Argument With A Narcissistic Father
September 20, 2022 • 9 MIN
Narcissists love to see you struggle - it's a power trip for them. They get pleasure from watching you get upset and lack empathy for how you feel. However, they do expect you to feel empathy for them. It's a no-win situation, but there are tips that can help you end an argument with a narcissistic father. Remember that they feed off the drama, so try to stay calm. Avoid getting drawn into their power games and don't let them control the conversation. Focus on what you want to achieve and be assertive in your communication. With a little bit of planning, you can end an argument with a narcissistic father without losing your cool.
These Types Of People Magically Attract Narcissists
September 19, 2022 • 9 MIN
Narcissists are difficult people to like, but who is it that they are looking for? You might be tempted to think that narcissists target weak people who are easy to manipulate, but you would be mistaken. Narcissists actually prefer people who are strong-willed and have characteristics or talents that they, the narcissists, admire. So if you're wondering why that charming person you just met seemed a little too good to be true, this episode will help shed some light on the matter.
6 Signs Your Narcissistic Husband Is Cheating On You
September 16, 2022 • 9 MIN
Not all narcissists are cheaters, but infidelity is very common among narcissists. Narcissists are master manipulators, and they aren’t shy about deceiving the people they supposedly love. Of course, there are different types of narcissists so your narcissistic husband might not display exactly the same behaviors as another narcissist, but there are some general signs that indicate you’re being deceived. In this episode, you will discover several warning signs that your narcissistic husband might be cheating on you.
7 Mind Games All Narcissistic Mothers Play!
September 15, 2022 • 9 MIN
Your narcissistic mother is more concerned with how you reflect on her rather than your own thoughts and feelings. In order to make sure you act in a way that benefits her image, she will use a variety of mind games. Listen to this episode to learn about 7 mind games that all narcissistic mothers play.
Here’s How To Protect Yourself From A Narcissistic Mother
September 14, 2022 • 8 MIN
Narcissistic mothers tend to be excessively critical of their children and can often demand perfection from them. They don't usually consider their children's feelings to be valid and provide little guidance or care. The damage that they do can last a lifetime. In this episode, you will discover four tips on how you can protect yourself from a narcissistic mother.
5 Effects On Children Of Having A Narcissistic Mother
September 13, 2022 • 9 MIN
There's little hope for the children of narcissistic mothers that they will somehow repair the relationship, since their mother will never take responsibility for her own actions. The most they can hope to do is protect themselves from their own mother. In this episode, we'll discover five long-term effects on the children of narcissistic mothers.
5 Toxic Lies Your Narcissistic Mother Told You
September 9, 2022 • 9 MIN
A narcissistic mother can abuse her children in many different ways. One of the most toxic things she does is tell them lies that affect their lives for years to come. Narcissistic mothers program their children early in life to be dependent upon them for validation. They tell them that their own worth is tied to that of their family’s, particularly their mother’s, reputation. The childhood conditioning you receive from such a mother is difficult to rise above, and it takes years of inner work to unravel the myriad falsehoods your mother embedded in your psyche. Listening to this episode will help you understand the five toxic lies that narcissistic mothers often tell their children. If you have a narcissistic mother, it's important to be aware of the lies she may tell you so that you can protect yourself from them.
Do Narcissistic Mothers Really Love Their Children?
September 8, 2022 • 9 MIN
There’s no easy answer to the question of whether or not your narcissistic mother loves you, but one thing is certain— she doesn’t love you unconditionally. A narcissistic mother is emotionally impaired. She lacks empathy, wisdom, self-awareness, and accountability. She expects you to respond in a way that will make her feel validated and loved, and she doesn’t really care much about how you feel. Listen to this episode to discover more about the emotional connection between a narcissistic mother and her children.
The 5 Signs Your Mother Is An Exhibitionist Narcissist
September 7, 2022 • 9 MIN
If you think someone in your life might be a narcissist, you're probably thinking of an exhibitionist narcissist. It can be hard to tell what is normal behavior and what isn't, especially when you're growing up. Children of exhibitionist narcissists might be encouraged to be narcissistic themselves. They might hear that their family is special and deserves to be treated better than others, but what are the signs of this type of narcissism? This episode will reveal five signs that your mother might be an exhibitionist narcissist.
Discover The 6 Things That Terrify A Narcissist Mother
September 6, 2022 • 10 MIN
Narcissists are known to put up a confident front, acting as if they're infallible and nothing can ever hurt them. However, this facade is merely a mask for their fragile self-esteem that can be easily bruised by even the slightest criticism. If you have a narcissistic mother, she probably doesn't seem like the type to be afraid of anything. But as you'll discover in this episode, there are actually six things that terrify her!
7 Signs You've Experienced Narcissistic Abuse From Your Mother
September 5, 2022 • 10 MIN
There are many ways narcissistic mothers abuse their children. Unfortunately, this kind of abuse can leave you feeling overwhelmed, helpless, and worthless well into adulthood. What's more, the nature of narcissistic abuse can make it difficult to identify as abuse. In this episode, I will share several signs that you may have been abused by a narcissistic mother.
5 Signs You’re Being Abused By Your Narcissistic Mother
September 2, 2022 • 10 MIN
A narcissistic mother's need for control, lack of empathy, sense of entitlement, and almost constant need for attention can override any concern for her children's welfare. In short, the nature of her disorder sets her children up for often lifelong problems. In this episode you will learn about the toxic ways your narcissistic mother can abuse you.
7 Signs You're Dealing With A Covert Narcissistic Mother
September 1, 2022 • 10 MIN
Covert narcissists are not always easy to spot. They may be more introverted than the overt narcissist, and they may not be as outwardly self-effacing or withdrawn. However, covert narcissists still have the same inward feeling of entitlement and superiority as other types of narcissists. In this episode you will learn more about the signs your mother is this type of narcissist.
How to Deal With Gaslighting From Your Narcissistic Mother
August 31, 2022 • 9 MIN
Gaslighting is a common manipulation technique used by many narcissistic mothers. But how can you tell if your mother is gaslighting you and what can you do to stop it? In this episode, I will show you four ways to counter this powerful manipulation technique.
6 Signs Your Mother Is A Malignant Narcissist And You Don’t Even Know It!
August 30, 2022 • 8 MIN
It can be tough if your mother is a narcissist. If she's a malignant narcissist, it can be even worse. There are several variants of narcissism, but the most damaging is the malignant narcissist. In fact, many experts see little difference between a malignant narcissist and a psychopath. Both exhibit antisocial behavior and an inability to express empathy. In this episode, we will discuss six signs your mother is a malignant narcissist.
What Your Narcissistic Mother Will Do When You Cut Off All Contact
August 29, 2022 • 9 MIN
Going no contact with a narcissist is often seen as the only way to defeat them. It is an incredibly difficult process, and you will want to be prepared for the possible responses from your narcissistic mother before you go no contact. However, by knowing what to expect, you can better arm yourself against their manipulation and gaslighting. In this episode, we will discuss eight ways she might react.
5 Circumstances Where Narcissistic Mothers Will Say Mean Things To Hurt You
August 26, 2022 • 9 MIN
A narcissistic mother can be hurtful when you stand up for yourself. You might think that a mother shouldn’t want to hurt her child, but when your mother is a narcissist, all the rules go out the window. She may not be capable of that loving, nurturing, stereotypical mother behavior. In this episode, we will discuss about the circumstances that can trigger her and what she’ll say to get back at you.
The 7 Worst Things Narcissistic Mothers Do Behind Your Back
August 25, 2022 • 10 MIN
For children of narcissistic mothers, the world can be confusing and unstable. This is because narcissistic mothers use manipulation to control their children and keep them off balance. If you're wondering whether your narcissistic mother is doing things to control you, the answer is probably yes. Narcissistic mothers will do many things behind your back to maintain their power over the family narrative. If you’re wondering if your own mother would undermine you behind your back, check out this podcast episode to find out just how a narcissistic mother can manipulate your world.