Do Narcissists Ever Cry?

Whilst narcissism is often characterised by bombast and a seemingly unwavering self-belief, there are times when even a narcissist may cry. Do Narcissists cry? It seems impossible but it is true. So how can someone who is so tied up with their own success, self-image and the presentation of themselves in their everyday lives suffer […] Read more »

The Dark Triad Rises

Today I want to examine the notion that Narcissim isn’t out on its own on the “everyday people it is not good to have a relationships with” stakes.  In fact Narcissism is one of the so called “Dark Triad” of personality types .  The Triad is so called because of similarities between three profoundly negative […] Read more »

Trump, Farage, Le Pen And The Wizard Of Oz

“I believe JR really loved Sue Ellen And that things sound better when you’re yellin’ I believe that the Devil is ready to repent But I can’t believe Donald Trump Is president” Not The Nine O’Clock News circa 1980, edited for 2016″ The song “I Believe” was a parody American folk song from British satirical […] Read more »

Narcissists Under Stress

We all know that stress is a major factor in becoming ill. As a person’s level of stress rises so does their level of a hormone called cortisol and this can compromise their immune system. It isn’t a stretch of the imagination to believe that partners or children of narcissists are highly stressed. After all, […] Read more »

How to “Beat” a Narcissist?

Are there effective strategies for beating a narcissist at his (or her) games? Yes! You need to be able to distance emotionally (don’t let your emotions get to you), anticipate his next move and then strike back. You can do this by using the narcissist’s own narcissism against them to achieve your own goals. To […] Read more »

The Narcissist and Revenge

Narcissism is a broad term that is used to describe a wide range of different but related psychological conditions relating to self-love and self-esteem or, more commonly, to self-obsession and exaggerated self-importance. A narcissist, one who possesses an exaggerated sense of self-worth, is unable to handle criticism or perceived ‘attacks’ on his self-worth. They often […] Read more »

The Narcissist and Rejection

When we are rejected from someone we care about, we tend to take the rejection particularly hard. What tears us apart is the blow that this rejection leaves on our ego. We tend to, perhaps subconsciously, value ourselves through our partner’s ‘acceptance’ or ‘non-acceptance’ of us. So if he or she rejected you for another, […] Read more »