The Narcissistic Pattern

Being attractive meant that Jesse got a lot of attention. She was regularly asked out and was often disappointed to find that her suitors were disappointing. (and when I write "she", I mean "he" as well. The sexes in this scenario are arbitrary. This can be written exactly the same with any genders). Her looks … Continue reading The Narcissistic Pattern

A Narcissist on “The Good Wife”?

He is gorgeous, swarthy and confident. Jason, the new investigator on the series, "The Good Wife" swept in at the beginning of the season and has become the "bad boy" of the show. He flagrantly lies, has been disbarred for punching a judge and he is using his sex appeal to blind Alicia to his … Continue reading A Narcissist on “The Good Wife”?

Narcissism Navigated — Top 21 Narcissism Posts

Whether you are dating a narcissist, want to leave one, think you might have one in your life, want to know how to spot one or protect yourself from one, I have probably written a blog or a book about it. Here is a summary of the most informative posts that I have on this site. … Continue reading Narcissism Navigated — Top 21 Narcissism Posts

My Mother was a Narcissist

I was sitting in front of my computer at work. My personal email was open. I forget what I was about to do, when it happened. I had recently read a book, "When will I Be Enough" and in it I found a description of my mother--to a 'T', right down to some of her … Continue reading My Mother was a Narcissist

Baby Number Three — Chapter 4

II was receiving cheques from the government. They had started to come again after my work at the emergency clinic, but they were about to run out. I had been applying to jobs and despite Bob’s insistence that I work; he was actively interfering with this process. One company called to set up an interview. … Continue reading Baby Number Three — Chapter 4

Does Taking a Selfie Make You a Narcissist?

With our new obsession with selfies and the fact that everything seems to orbit around ourselves the concept of arrogance or being self-centered has reached new heights. Another development is to use the words arrogance and narcissism interchangeably. I get it; it has become the common lexicon to call someone a narcissist, because it is … Continue reading Does Taking a Selfie Make You a Narcissist?

Black Birds — Chapter 5

It is Friday morning. I am sitting in front of my 10,000 lux lamp because if I don't do this most mornings in the winter I start to get depressed and find it hard to wake up in the morning. They call this type of mild depression the "February Blues" because so many people get … Continue reading Black Birds — Chapter 5

6 Traits You Can Attribute to Being with a Narcissist– Part 2

This post is continued from Part 1. 2. Refusing to Ask for Help Since a narcissist never wants to be inconvenienced by you or your needs, any time you ask for help you will be turned down, unless they are about to ask you for a favour or are trying to get back on your … Continue reading 6 Traits You Can Attribute to Being with a Narcissist– Part 2

Rainbows and Sunrises — Chapter 4

I can only say that I was enjoying myself. I loved this feeling of being a family, of having a gorgeous three year old daughter and a perfect newborn. We had a lot of family visit and we had friends come over. We were renovating the back of the kitchen that had been a mudroom. … Continue reading Rainbows and Sunrises — Chapter 4

10 Ways to Discourage Narcissists from Dating You

If you've ever ended up with a narcissist before, or if you are out there in the dating world, these are some of the things that you should be aware of when you begin to date someone new. These tips may keep you from realizing that you have been "captured" by a narcissist. 1. In … Continue reading 10 Ways to Discourage Narcissists from Dating You