The Narcissistic Life http://thenarcissisticlife.com All you need to know about Narcissists... Sat, 20 May 2017 12:27:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 The Narcissism and Addiction http://thenarcissisticlife.com/narcissism-and-addiction/ http://thenarcissisticlife.com/narcissism-and-addiction/#respond 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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What Exactly Is Vulnerable Narcissism? http://thenarcissisticlife.com/vulnerable-narcissism/ http://thenarcissisticlife.com/vulnerable-narcissism/#respond Tue, 16 May 2017 12:21:53 +0000 http://thenarcissisticlife.com/?p=1171 Narcissism goes far deeper than just loving your own reflection in the mirror a little too much. Scientists have recently discovered differences in the brain structure of those suffering from Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). Magnetic imaging resonance reveals that NPD sufferers have abnormalities in an area region of the brain that has been linked to […]

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How to Avoid Conversational Narcissism? http://thenarcissisticlife.com/conversational-narcissism/ http://thenarcissisticlife.com/conversational-narcissism/#comments Fri, 12 May 2017 12:20:37 +0000 http://thenarcissisticlife.com/?p=1166 You can’t wait to see your friend (it’s been ages!). You meet up for coffee and, lo and behold, you can’t get a word in. You: I just changed jobs. My new job is more enjoyable. And the environment is much more healthy. Friend: I actually changed jobs too. It’s worlds apart from my last […]

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Pseudologia Fantastica – Pathological Lying and Narcissism http://thenarcissisticlife.com/pseudologia-fantastica-pathological-lying-narcissism/ http://thenarcissisticlife.com/pseudologia-fantastica-pathological-lying-narcissism/#respond Tue, 09 May 2017 09:56:45 +0000 http://thenarcissisticlife.com/?p=1159 One of the biggest problems with Narcissists is their ability to turn something with a grain of truth into the fattest lie you have ever heard and not even realise they are doing it. Often, what they have said doesn’t stand up to scrutiny but proving the lie, whether you are “The Washington Post” or […]

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Is My Narcissistic Partner a Psychopath? http://thenarcissisticlife.com/narcissistic-partner-psychopath/ http://thenarcissisticlife.com/narcissistic-partner-psychopath/#comments Sat, 06 May 2017 09:09:23 +0000 http://thenarcissisticlife.com/?p=1156 The answer is he could be and a simple answer is that whilst not all psychopaths are narcissists, most narcissists have psychopathic tendencies. From an analytical point of view there are overlapping characteristics. In many cases, we describe conditions which exist together as “co-morbid” that is to say they are distinct conditions which often exist […]

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Transactional Analysis – a Useful Tool For Narcissistic Change and Those They Hurt http://thenarcissisticlife.com/transactional-analysis-useful-tool-narcissistic-change-hurt/ http://thenarcissisticlife.com/transactional-analysis-useful-tool-narcissistic-change-hurt/#respond Wed, 03 May 2017 08:37:40 +0000 http://thenarcissisticlife.com/?p=1153 Transactional analysis was developed by Erik Berne in the 1950’s. Whilst its origins lie within the psychoanalytic tradition, rather than exploring the sub-conscious, TA looks at the interactions between people and what the style and flow of the interaction reveals about their mental state. It is also significant to for those who are otherwise mentally […]

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Interview with a Narcissist http://thenarcissisticlife.com/interview-with-a-narcissist/ http://thenarcissisticlife.com/interview-with-a-narcissist/#respond Mon, 01 May 2017 08:09:41 +0000 http://thenarcissisticlife.com/?p=1149 The term “recovering alcoholic” is commonly bandied around to describe a person who has lived part of their lives dependent physically or psychologically on alcohol. These people have usually suffered harm as a result of their relationship with drink. They have lost families, friends, health and sometimes jobs and homes too. At the time of […]

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Why are There so Many Narcissistic Celebrities? http://thenarcissisticlife.com/many-narcissistic-celebrities/ http://thenarcissisticlife.com/many-narcissistic-celebrities/#respond Sun, 30 Apr 2017 09:51:43 +0000 http://thenarcissisticlife.com/?p=1129 “Narcissism is part of my personality.” -Ben Affleck Awareness among narcissistic celebrities is at an all time high. The proof is in moments like the one above, when an A-lister like Affleck can openly talk about his own narcissistic behavior. But, in Hollywood, could it possibly make more sense that narcissism runs rampant? How are narcissistic celebrities […]

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Simple Steps for Treating Narcissism http://thenarcissisticlife.com/simple-steps-treating-narcissism/ http://thenarcissisticlife.com/simple-steps-treating-narcissism/#respond Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:47:00 +0000 http://thenarcissisticlife.com/?p=1126 It’s tough being around a narcissist, especially one that is a close friend or family member. Their self-absorption can test even the strongest relationships because it makes those relationships one sided. You might struggle with knowing how to handle a narcissist. Doing nothing will only allow the problem to continue. Doing the wrong thing might end […]

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Karma Chameleon, The Quirky Dress Sense of Narcissists http://thenarcissisticlife.com/karma-chameleon-quirky-dress-sense-narcissists/ http://thenarcissisticlife.com/karma-chameleon-quirky-dress-sense-narcissists/#comments Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:07:27 +0000 http://thenarcissisticlife.com/?p=1143 Whilst I don’t want to diminish the damaging qualities of narcissists or the impact that they have on those around them but sometimes narcissists have little quirks which can be both interesting and perhaps appealing. One such quirk is an obsession with personal appearance, clothes and style. When I think of a narcissist obsessed by […]

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