The Secret Language of Narcissists: How Abusers Manipulate their Victims

Society assumes that everyone has a conscience and the ability to empathize. In fact, 1 in 25 people in the United States are estimated to be sociopaths, according to Harvard psychologist Martha Stout. Narcissists (those who meet the criteria for Narcissistic Personality Disorder), sociopaths and psychopaths, speak in the language of crazy-making, of projection, of…

8 Signs Of Malignant Narcissism

Narcissism comes in many forms, including what’s often termed malignant narcissism. Signs of malignant narcissism include a mix of narcissism, antisocial personality disorder, aggression, and sadism. It’s worth noting that malignant narcissism doesn’t have its own entry in the latest Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) — basically the Grey’s Anatomy of psychology — which makes it a hypothetical and experimental…

How to Deal With a Narcissistic Teenage Daughter

Whether your daughter says, “Mom, you never do anything for me!” as you’re en route to the store to buy her more soccer equipment, or she insists she shouldn’t ever have to clean the bathroom because it’s not her job, dealing with a narcissistic teenage daughter can be tough. If your teenage daughter is a…

How a Narcissist Treats Their Spouse

Sometimes the charm of a narcissist inhibits your client from seeing the narcissism. When your client first met their spouse, there was something about them that was enticing. It seemed like an irresistible pull to someone who so perfectly matched their needs and wants. However, the fairy tale engagement and marriage came to an abrupt…

6 Types of People Who Are More Likely to Become Victims of Narcissistic Abuse

Being in a relationship with a narcissist can leave a person feeling shattered. Narcissists are master manipulators, so it is hard to avoid their clutches. How can victims of narcissistic abuse help themselves? There are ways to break free from the torment. The first step is to understand that they are victims. Note that victims of…

11 Signs You’re the Victim of Narcissistic Abuse

Imagine this: your entire reality has been warped and distorted. You have been mercilessly violated, manipulated, lied to, ridiculed, demeaned and gaslighted into believing that you are imagining things.  The person you thought you knew and the life you built together have been shattered into a million little fragments. Your sense of self has been…

The Survival Guide for Living With a Narcissist

ant to leave. What do I need to know to make this relationship as good as possible?” Most of the people who ask me this question already know that the standard advice is “just leave.” They have already made up their mind to give the relationship a try anyway. They may be in love. They may have children together.  Their religious beliefs may…

5 Things Narcissists Do To Be The Center of Attention

“Narcissists want to be the center of attention. They will boast, brag and tell exaggerated stories about themselves to make out that they are brilliant. They will often mix lies with truths or half-truths which may make it difficult to catch them out.” Engaging in a conversation with a narcissist can leave someone feeling like…

12 Classic Propaganda Techniques Narcissists Use to Manipulate You

Propaganda is powerful. It can start wars and end governments. Strikingly, in their personal lives narcissists routinely use classic propaganda techniques — similar to the techniques used by repressive regimes throughout history — to control, confuse and manipulate you and others. Propagandists use words and ideas in a misleading or biased fashion to persuade others…