Narcissism

“Dive Into a Year-End Emotional Inventory” on Psychology Today

By |2021-12-29T12:29:57-05:00December 29th, 2021|Categories: Gaslighting, Narcissism, Psychology, Psychology Today|Tags: , , , |

Taking an “emotional inventory” can help you forge ahead in the new year. An end-of-year review of your self-care and wellbeing can help you prioritize and give you insights into what you would like to change in the new year. Part of that review can include looking at the emotions you experienced.It is crucial to take [...]

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“How to Handle a Covert Narcissist During Family Gatherings” on Psychology Today

By |2021-12-29T11:54:27-05:00December 29th, 2021|Categories: Gaslighting, Narcissism, Psychology, Psychology Today|Tags: , , , |

How to protect yourself when someone ignores your boundaries There are generally two types of narcissists — overt and covert. Overt narcissists are the types you hear about more frequently because they tend to be louder (verbally and behaviorally) about their need for special attention and treatment. Covert narcissists tend to play a "victim" role and usually say [...]

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“Watch Out For These Red Flags On a First Date” on Psychology Today

By |2020-02-20T15:45:19-05:00February 20th, 2020|Categories: Dating, Gaslighting, Narcissism, Psychology, Psychology Today, Relationships|Tags: , , , , |

We all hope our first dates will go well, but know these red flags so you can get out quickly. If you’re back out in the dating world after a divorce, breakup, or death of your spouse, you are not alone. You may find that a lot has changed since you were single. For example, online [...]

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Beware of Narcissists Around Your Pet

By |2018-09-29T13:25:11-04:00June 30th, 2017|Categories: Animals, Gaslighting, Narcissism|Tags: , , |

Beware of Narcissists Around Your Pet Narcissists can be harmful to your pet.  Watch for the following signs, in order to protect you and your pet. 1. Narcissists will use the pet as a manipulation tactic. If you talk about leaving, they will tell you that you will never see your pet again.  Or if you [...]

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Why Gaslighters Accuse You of Gaslighting

By |2018-09-28T20:04:19-04:00February 14th, 2017|Categories: Conflict, Current Events, Gaslighting, Narcissism, Personality, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , , |

Gaslighters, people who try to control others through manipulation, will often accuse you of behaviors that they are engaged in themselves. This is a classic manipulation tactic. Read more to learn why this tactic works so well. In the article Gaslighting: Know It and Identify It to Protect Yourself, I described gaslighting as a series of manipulation tactics used to discredit you, keep you off-balance, [...]

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7 Ways to Cope With Narcissists at Work

By |2018-09-29T13:26:12-04:00January 22nd, 2017|Categories: Gaslighting, Narcissism, Work|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

You know the narcissist at your workplace. He or she is the one that: Takes credit for your hard work Gives you backhanded compliments Ridicules you in front of your coworkers Blames everything on you Knows your weak spot and exploits it Actively tries to get you demoted or fired Lies to get ahead Seems to compete with everyone to [...]

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12 Pitfalls of Gift-Giving with a Narcissist

By |2018-09-29T13:26:27-04:00December 19th, 2016|Categories: Gaslighting, Holidays, Narcissism|Tags: , , , , , , |

So it's time to exchange gifts with the narcissist in your life.  First, accept two things: 1. The narcissist will never be happy with your gift.  2. This will never change. Here are the common scenarios you will encounter when exchanging gifts with a narcissist: 1. The narcissist tells you that you didn't give them a nice enough [...]

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How to Leave a Narcissist for Good

By |2018-09-29T13:26:36-04:00June 17th, 2016|Categories: Gaslighting, Narcissism, Psychology, Relationships, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |

New Psychology Today post, "How to Leave a Narcissist for Good". You've decided you just can't live with the suffering and mental torment of being in a relationship with a narcissist. Leaving a narcissist is one of the toughest things you'll ever do. Here's how to get out with your sanity intact. Continue reading...

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10 Tips for Co-Parenting with a Narcissist

By |2018-09-29T13:26:47-04:00January 11th, 2016|Categories: Gaslighting, Narcissism, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , |

After posting Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 on signs you are in a relationship with a narcissist and what to do about it, I received emails and comments asking what to do when you have children with a narcissist. While walking away from a narcissist is difficult enough, it is even more of a [...]

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So You’re in a Relationship with a Narcissist. Now What?

By |2018-09-29T13:26:57-04:00December 29th, 2015|Categories: Gaslighting, Narcissism, Psychology, Relationships|Tags: , , |

Part 3 of a 3-article Psychology Today series on living with a narcissist. As you learned in Part 1 and Part 2 of this article series, being in a relationship with a narcissist is emotionally draining and can cause you to question your sanity.  You're feeling guilty about things that aren't your fault; you're told that you don't remember things the [...]

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