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 »

The Narcissist in Court

One of the most toxic people you will meet in family court is the narcissist. When it comes to a divorce case, the narcissist will often be pitted against a person with very low self-esteem. Narcissists are usually the cause of that low self-esteem as they have eroded their partner’s self image through a variety […] Read more »

The Narcissist Hates You

“I love to be hated and I hate to be loved.” Sam Vaknin, narcissist and author of “Malignant Self-Love: Narcissism Revisited”. That statement could be further expanded to say that a narcissist loves to be hated, hates to be loved, and also loves to hate. Who do they hate? They hate you. They hate you […] Read more »

The Narcissist Dislikes Being Ignored

Ignoring A Narcissist How does a narcissist tolerate ignoring i.e. treating them like they were invisible. Theoretically, a true narcissist can’t tolerate being ignored….by anyone. Usually, they will act out or do anything to focus that person’s attention back to themselves. One of the best ways to get a narcissist to leave you alone (eventually) […] Read more »

Narcissism And Empathy

Narcissism is a broad term that includes narcissistic traits on a continuum from “healthy with extreme self confidence” to the severe personality disorder known as Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). Empathy involves the ability to put yourself in another person’s shoes; i.e., the ability to imagine yourself in their position and imagine how you would feel, […] Read more »

Female Narcissists

Are female narcissists different than male narcissists? Most narcissists (75%) are males and, in general, there are only minor differences between male and female narcissists. In the manifestation of their narcissism, female and male narcissists do tend to differ. They emphasize different things. Men are likely to emphasize intellect, power, aggression, money, or social status. […] Read more »

How to Deal With Your Narcissistic Boss?

If you frequently feel demeaned, undermined, over-looked or over-worked, harassed, or bullied at work you might be working for a narcissistic boss, supervisor or manager. They can be young or old, male or female. What makes them toxic is that they have little or no empathy or concern for others. They are self-centered and self-serving. […] Read more »