The Narcissistic Life http://thenarcissisticlife.com All you need to know about Narcissists... Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:37:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 Parenting and the Development of Narcissism http://thenarcissisticlife.com/parenting-and-the-development-of-narcissism/ http://thenarcissisticlife.com/parenting-and-the-development-of-narcissism/#respond Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:37:36 +0000 http://thenarcissisticlife.com/?p=1203 Parenting and Narcissism Since his emergence on the political stage there has been increased speculation in a range of media about the possible narcissistic behaviour of US president Donald Trump. It is both impossible and unwise to attempt an online diagnosis but many of those who have commented on the quirks of his behaviour and […]

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The Helicopter Parent and the Narcissistic Child http://thenarcissisticlife.com/helicopter-parent-narcissistic-child/ http://thenarcissisticlife.com/helicopter-parent-narcissistic-child/#respond Tue, 20 Jun 2017 10:31:25 +0000 http://thenarcissisticlife.com/?p=1205 The phenomenon of the helicopter parent has been around since the 1990’s and was a trem first coined by Foster Cline and Jim Clay for the type of parent who, like a medivac helicopter could swoop in from nowhere and “rescue” their child from any sense of responsibility they may have in a variety of […]

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When Narcissists Get Sick.. http://thenarcissisticlife.com/narcissists-get-sick/ http://thenarcissisticlife.com/narcissists-get-sick/#respond Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:41:11 +0000 http://thenarcissisticlife.com/?p=1188 Narcissists thrive on their narcissistic supply, it is the very oxygen of attention that they need. So, a serious illness or is like manna from heaven for a narcissist. They can demand almost unlimited attention from their family and carers, even potentially regaining control of adult children who have fled the nest and all of […]

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The Link Between Narcissism and Anxiety http://thenarcissisticlife.com/link-narcissism-anxiety/ http://thenarcissisticlife.com/link-narcissism-anxiety/#respond Sat, 17 Jun 2017 10:10:42 +0000 http://thenarcissisticlife.com/?p=1207 If you have never suffered from anxiety you are lucky and I envy you. An accepted definition of anxiety involves elements of uncontrolled fear of events or event which simultaneously overwhelms and causes a person to freeze or assume frenetic activity to prevent the feared consequences from happening. For example, a person with social phobia […]

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Walk a Mile in My Shoes- The Burden of the Narcissistic Enabler http://thenarcissisticlife.com/the-burden-of-the-narcissistic-enabler/ http://thenarcissisticlife.com/the-burden-of-the-narcissistic-enabler/#respond Thu, 15 Jun 2017 10:30:17 +0000 http://thenarcissisticlife.com/?p=1185 A favoured label of therapists and mental health staff is to describe someone who cares about a person with a mental health condition as an “enabler” or “facilitator”. Whilst this label would be a an asset in a teacher, trainer or HR professional and would mean they were good at their job, in mental health […]

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Am I a Narcissist ? http://thenarcissisticlife.com/am-i-a-narcissist/ http://thenarcissisticlife.com/am-i-a-narcissist/#comments Sat, 10 Jun 2017 10:19:51 +0000 http://thenarcissisticlife.com/?p=1190 A few days ago I received this email from Jacob who lives in Yorkshire, England, who read this blog and decided to tell his story. Only names have been changed. I have come to a gradual realisation that I am indeed a narcissist. I am 57 and alone in the world except for my dog […]

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Me and my Dysmorphic Shadow: Narcissism and the Body Imperfect http://thenarcissisticlife.com/dysmorphic-shadow-narcissism-body-imperfect/ http://thenarcissisticlife.com/dysmorphic-shadow-narcissism-body-imperfect/#comments Thu, 08 Jun 2017 10:13:14 +0000 http://thenarcissisticlife.com/?p=1192 Body dysmorphia is a common feature of many mental illnesses but it perhaps most commonly associated with Anorexia nervosa. A quick search for images of Anorexia on the internet will land you at now famously iconic image of a teenage girl in her bedroom looking in the mirror. The figure we can see only the […]

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How Narcissistic Parents Impact Their Children http://thenarcissisticlife.com/narcissistic-parents-impact-children/ http://thenarcissisticlife.com/narcissistic-parents-impact-children/#comments Sat, 03 Jun 2017 08:53:41 +0000 http://thenarcissisticlife.com/?p=1182 Researchers estimate that 1 % of the general population are narcissists. The number of narcissists who become parents is also extremely high. Narcissistic parents look at their children as objects to control. They have little interest in nurturing them or tending to their needs. Instead, they look to children to validate their distorted sense of […]

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5 Ways to Handle Narcissistic Relationships http://thenarcissisticlife.com/5-ways-handle-narcissistic-relationships/ http://thenarcissisticlife.com/5-ways-handle-narcissistic-relationships/#comments Tue, 30 May 2017 08:53:29 +0000 http://thenarcissisticlife.com/?p=1179 Dealing with a narcissistic relationship is never easy. It gets worse if you genuinely love and care about the person and can’t understand why they’re acting the way they are. To be honest, there are several factors which can influence the way a narcissist behaves and acts. Upbringing and trauma in the past can be […]

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The Narcissism and Addiction http://thenarcissisticlife.com/narcissism-and-addiction/ http://thenarcissisticlife.com/narcissism-and-addiction/#comments Sat, 20 May 2017 12:27:34 +0000 http://thenarcissisticlife.com/?p=1174 The news and the internet are full of the sad tales of those who’s addiction has caused irreparable damage to their lives, bodies and even the people who love them. The David “The Hoff “Hasselhoff’s You Tube medley are infamous. The most moving and painful to watch is the 28 second video of his teenage […]

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