Inner Toxic Relief Podcast
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!
Why Do Narcissists Never Say Sorry?
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.
Whats The Difference Between A Narcissist, Sociopath, And Borderline?
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.
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.