a Survivors Guide To Breaking Free From Narcissistic Abuse

a Survivors Guide To Breaking Free From Narcissistic Abuse

In relationships with narcissists, those involved often end up wondering about their sense of reality. Relationships with Narcissists often start with excitement and many promises (known as the love bombing phase) but often lead to a tough cycle of emotional ups and downs. It’s not easy to recognize the signs of narcissistic abuse because the … Read more

How Does a Narcissist React When You Stop Chasing Them?

Do Narcissists Accuse Others of Being Narcissistic Yes, This is Why!

There’s nothing like the thrill of the chase to get the dopamine flowing. Knowing someone’s pursuing you feeds the ego and makes you feel special, which is why many narcissists find it addictive.  Narcissists love being chased because it puts them in control and boosts their fragile egos. It provides them with a sense of … Read more

Are Narcissists Often Hypochondriacs?

Are Narcissists Often Hypochondriacs

Narcissists aren’t always hypochondriacs, but they may display symptoms that suggest a certain degree of illness anxiety disorder.  Some psychologists believe “Narcissistic personalities are particularly vulnerable to hypochondria,” while others maintain they’re more likely to suffer from factitious disorder.  So, what’s the difference?  Hypochondria is an anxiety disorder that causes the sufferer to imagine physical … Read more

6 Things to Say to Make a Narcissist Feel Bad

6 Things to Say to Make a Narcissist Feel Bad

Narcissists are a resilient bunch who are less likely to feel stressed or depressed than the rest of us. It hardly seems fair. Their actions and behavior have such a negative impact on those around them! This resilience means it can be challenging to make a narcissist feel bad.  No matter what you say, they … Read more

How to Force a Narcissistic Breakdown?

How to Force a Narcissistic Breakdown

A narcissistic breakdown happens when someone with narcissistic personality disorder feels vulnerable or exposed and can’t rely on their usual defenses to cope. This breakdown is a response to their narcissistic supply being cut off or changed, and it can result in narcissists acting enraged, impulsive, or extremely defensive. Because narcissists have fragile self-esteem, they … Read more

How to Take Advantage When a Narcissist Underestimates You?

How to Take Advantage When a Narcissist Underestimates You

Narcissists underestimate others because it makes them feel powerful and entitled. They often look down on people once they realize their inevitable humanness. Because narcissists often see things from a black-or-white perspective, anything that’s less than perfect is perceived to be a failure. Once they start devaluing another person, the underestimating begins.  Although feeling underestimated … Read more

Do Narcissists Know What They Are Doing?

Do Narcissists Know What They Are Doing

It’s tempting to give narcissists the benefit of the doubt, especially if you’re in love with one. You might want to believe that they’re unaware of their destructive behavior and that their manipulative ways are completely subconscious. Many people who’ve struggled to survive a narcissistic relationship have asked themselves, “Do narcissists know what they are … Read more

What Happens When a Narcissist Tries to Hoover You and You Don’t Respond

What Happens When A Narcissist Tries To Hoover You And You Don’t Respond

Your decision and ability to ignore a narcissist’s hoover is the catalyst for breaking the narcissistic abuse cycle. Just like the Hoover vacuum cleaner, narcissists work hard to “suck” their victims back into their orbits.  Rejecting these hoovering efforts often magnifies their gaslighting, harms their ego, and triggers their narcissistic rage. The more you can … Read more