The Narcissistic Life http://thenarcissisticlife.com All you need to know about Narcissists... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:57:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.1 Is Narcissism A Modern Epidemic ? http://thenarcissisticlife.com/narcissism-modern-epidemic/ http://thenarcissisticlife.com/narcissism-modern-epidemic/#comments Fri, 06 Jan 2017 14:52:28 +0000 http://thenarcissisticlife.com/?p=1020 Think back to what we know of culture in the western world over the last 100 years or so and from the turn of the 20th century to the advent of the 1960’s, it would be quite correct to judge that people were on the whole, more stoical in their outlook than they are now. […]

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Do Narcissists Ever Cry? http://thenarcissisticlife.com/narcissists-ever-cry/ http://thenarcissisticlife.com/narcissists-ever-cry/#comments Wed, 14 Dec 2016 16:36:40 +0000 http://thenarcissisticlife.com/?p=1014 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 […]

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The Dark Triad Rises http://thenarcissisticlife.com/the-dark-triad-rises/ http://thenarcissisticlife.com/the-dark-triad-rises/#comments Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:31:32 +0000 http://thenarcissisticlife.com/?p=1007 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 […]

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Trump, Farage, Le Pen And The Wizard Of Oz http://thenarcissisticlife.com/trump-farage-le-pen-wizard-oz/ http://thenarcissisticlife.com/trump-farage-le-pen-wizard-oz/#comments Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:53:04 +0000 http://thenarcissisticlife.com/?p=1003 “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 […]

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Why I Would Quite Like To Be A Narcissist. http://thenarcissisticlife.com/why-i-would-quite-like-to-be-a-narcissist/ http://thenarcissisticlife.com/why-i-would-quite-like-to-be-a-narcissist/#comments Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:37:23 +0000 http://thenarcissisticlife.com/?p=1000 OK, I admit it. I am a worrier and I don’t always sleep well. During my worst nights, I toss and turn reliving painful moments which embarrass me or worry that something I have said or done might have hurt another person. It doesn’t help too that in the morning after, the mirror feeds my […]

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Me, My Narcissistic Lover and I (Story From A Dedicated Reader) http://thenarcissisticlife.com/narcissistic-lover-story-dedicated-reader/ http://thenarcissisticlife.com/narcissistic-lover-story-dedicated-reader/#comments Sun, 20 Nov 2016 10:53:25 +0000 http://thenarcissisticlife.com/?p=984 How It Began, Dating a Narcissist I never intended to date a narcissist but until it was all over, I don’t know that was what he was. At first he made me feel good he told me how beautiful I was. As a student of Industrial Chemistry at university I spent most of my time […]

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Lucifer A Well-Executed Portrait Of a Narcissist? http://thenarcissisticlife.com/lucifer-well-executed-portrait-narcissist/ http://thenarcissisticlife.com/lucifer-well-executed-portrait-narcissist/#comments Mon, 14 Nov 2016 10:42:55 +0000 http://thenarcissisticlife.com/?p=980 In the beginning… The Huffington Post is a home for excellent, online journalism and  Brittany Wong, one of its associate editors, is no slouch in that department. In 2015 she wrote a cracking piece about  the tell-tale signs of being in love with a narcissist. Now,  whilst I am a fan of the good old […]

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Do Male Narcissists Have Friends of the Same Sex? Or Too Much Competition? http://thenarcissisticlife.com/do-male-narcissists-have-friends-of-the-same-sex-or-too-much-competition/ http://thenarcissisticlife.com/do-male-narcissists-have-friends-of-the-same-sex-or-too-much-competition/#comments Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:52:40 +0000 http://thenarcissisticlife.com/?p=815 Do Narcissists Have Friends Of The Same Sex? Q: Thanks to this blog, my faith, and help from family, friends, and a few visits to a therapist, I have been free of my narcissist ex for 7 months. A friend of mine is going through a break-up with a narcissist now and is having a difficult […]

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The History of Narcissistic Personality Disorder http://thenarcissisticlife.com/the-history-of-narcissistic-personality-disorder/ http://thenarcissisticlife.com/the-history-of-narcissistic-personality-disorder/#comments Thu, 18 Aug 2016 10:22:24 +0000 http://thenarcissisticlife.com/?p=104 A Short History Of Narcissism Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is “a pervasive disorder characterized by symptoms that include grandiosity, an exaggerated sense of self-importance and a lack of empathy for others” according to the revised fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR). Similar to other personality disorders (bipolar, histrionic, antisocial), […]

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Questions about Narcissism Part 3 http://thenarcissisticlife.com/questions-about-narcissism-part-3/ http://thenarcissisticlife.com/questions-about-narcissism-part-3/#comments Sun, 30 Nov 2014 16:23:12 +0000 http://thenarcissisticlife.com/?p=888 Question 1: How do I prepare to leave the narcissist? I have just started the attempts to get my life on track again after a year and a half of living with my seemingly narcissistic boyfriend and his definitely narcissistic mother. I feel like his mother brings out the worst in him, which further aggravated […]

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