Narcissists and the Legal System

I swear to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth, yeah right! Anyone who is unfortunate enough to have dealt with a narcissist knows this is not going to happen. Unfortunately, this is the tenant upon which our legal system is based. There does not seem to be an understanding that not everyone … Continue reading Narcissists and the Legal System

Post Narcissism — Searching for Normal

One of the questions that I often get on my blog is, "How do you fully recover from a narcissist?" As I am currently in the process, I'll let you know what I have tried and what has brought relief, but I am not claiming that I am all of the way out of the … Continue reading Post Narcissism — Searching for Normal

Why Were You With a Narcissist?–Part 1

So, after a terribly tumultuous time you have discovered that your partner is a narcissist. Yes, it is good to know that you are not going crazy. It is comforting to realize that you were not the source of all of the problems; you were simply the victim of a pathology masked as a lover. … Continue reading Why Were You With a Narcissist?–Part 1

10 Things You Need to Know About Narcissists

Regardless of your relationship with a narcissist, several patterns seem to ring true. 1. They don't care about you. This is the most hurtful of their traits but it is the most consistent. It can be confusing because they often "pretend" to care about you and this is one of the reasons that people stay … Continue reading 10 Things You Need to Know About Narcissists

Influences in my Youth

I was watching a series of Ted Talks on storytelling and a common theme, or rather a common element, is that each of the speakers have mentioned a strong influence when they were young. One woman spoke about being brought up in a chauvinistic household and being beat for not following the rules that she … Continue reading Influences in my Youth

Narcissist Survival Guide

Truth be told, I wrote, "The Narcissist Survival Guide" and in the process, a huge amount of insight and understanding descended upon me. Several friends sent me feedback about the various deficiencies, strengths and weaknesses. I was forced to investigate areas that I had never considered and quite frankly, new information surfaced. So with my … Continue reading Narcissist Survival Guide

Tyler Perry Portrays a Narcissist

Tyler Perry can take credit for his telling depiction of a narcissist in his movie, "Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor". Spoiler Alert!! What I say will give the plot away, so if you plan to watch stop reading now. It is a good movie, so you might want to watch it first. In it, … Continue reading Tyler Perry Portrays a Narcissist

Does Lack of Yawn Contagion Predict Narcissism??

I just spent the last six business days listening to some experts presenting at the Professional Update that I organized for this year. It is specifically designed to keep the professionals that I work with up to date with the advancements in Veterinary Medicine. One of the concepts that comes up repeatedly is the issue … Continue reading Does Lack of Yawn Contagion Predict Narcissism??

Narcissist Attack

Since many narcissists lie, you will find yourself in a situation when you may have to confront them about it. There is an accurate scene depicting how a narcissist handles this situation in the film, "Miss Dial", which can be found now on Netflix. (spoiler alert!!) This is a quirky film that is light and … Continue reading Narcissist Attack

A Narcissism Test??

Have you ever watched how contagious a yawn is? If one person in a group yawns, the entire group joins in. This can be explained by empathy. Lack of empathy is the key characteristic that distinguishes a true, pathological, dangerous narcissist, from someone that is just really, really, arrogant. The same area of the brain … Continue reading A Narcissism Test??