How to Have a Lasting Relationship that Stays Romantic and Passionate

At the beginning of most love relationships, hormones and brain chemicals flood the body and brain. Many of these hormones and brain chemicals make us act as if we are in a trance. We overlook flaws in each other as well as early warning signs of later relationship problems. Fueled by the feel-good, reward and motivational neurotransmitter dopamine, we feel ecstatic…

6 Common Traits of Narcissists and Gaslighters

“Some people try to be tall by cutting off the heads of others.”  —Paramahansa Yogananda Psychologist Stephen Johnson writes that a narcissist is someone who has “buried his true self-expression in response to early injuries and replaced it with a highly developed, compensatory false self.” This alternate persona often comes across as grandiose, “above others,” self-absorbed, and highly conceited. Gaslighting is…

Five Ways Narcissists Screw Up Everything

Narcissism has been a hot topic in the last few years, and it’s been the subject of some overblown freakouts of the kids-today-are-such-assholes variety. That said, there’s mounting evidence that actually being a narcissist is pretty bad for you — and the people around you. Let’s take a look at some of the interesting ways…

The Difference Between Male and Female Narcissists

Too often, narcissism is portrayed as an overly aggressive male disorder. It is not. Females can be narcissistic as well although it might look a bit different from males. Meryl Streep in her role as Miranda Priestly in “The Devil Wears Prada” did an excellent job portraying a narcissistic female boss. Michelle Pfieffer did as…

How to Spot a Narcissist? By His Anger…

New research confirms that it’s not how a narcissist acts when things are going his way that’s revelatory but when things aren’t. It’s at that moment—when the hidden vulnerability of the narcissistic wound is under threat—that both grandiose and covert narcissists reveal themselves in fullness. So, if you think there’s a narcissist in your life, you…

The 4 Most Common Narc-Sadistic Triangulation Tactics

Triangulation is one of the favorite manipulation tools used by narcissists and sociopaths. It can also be a learned behavior that many people engage in who have grown up with a narcissistic parent or dysfunctional family dynamic. However, I think it’s important in any kind of relationship, that we learn to identify the early warning signs and red flags…

Why narcissists are more likely to break the rules of sport

What drives professional sportspeople to break the rules of the game? And what makes them believe, or hope, that they won’t get caught? Or think that their actions will bring glory to them and their team? It seems to be a daily occurrence now, that professional sportsmen and women bend or break rules to get ahead. Whether…

How Do Children Become Narcissists?

I am often asked “What type of parentingleads children to grow up with a Narcissistic Personality Disorder?”  Or “Are the children of Narcissistic parents at risk of becoming Narcissists themselves?”  I thought that I would use today’s post to shed some light on this issue. How Does Someone “Get” a Narcissistic Personality Disorder? Narcissistic Personality Disorders are a byproduct of certain childhood family environments….

Things Your Narcissist Ex Will Do – Breakup That Prove You Were Right To End it

It’s safe to say when you began this relationship, you had no idea that your SO was a narcissist. Narcissists are irresistibly charming and charismatic at the start of the relationship. They’ll shower their partners with flattery, affection and gifts, but once the commitment is made, things start to go downhill fast. Anyone who’s lived…

Signs of A Narcissistic Sociopath

So you have met him or her! The perfect person to spend the rest of your life with! Hold On!!! Not so fast!! Ask yourself these following questions, they may bring some clarity to who/what you are actually dealing with. Charming~do they say all the right things? Are they over-the-top with compliments? Never ending stream of hearts & flower words?…