What is Narcissistic Rage? The 7 Stages of Anger and How To Deal With it

what is narcissistic rage and how to deal with it

“Narcissistic rage” is a term coined by Heinz Kohut in his book The Analysis of the Self when it was published in 1972. It occurs when the narcissist perceives he is being personally “attacked” by someone else. Grandiose self-worth, vanity, and entitlement are basic characteristics of this disorder; when these are challenged it often leads … Read more

How to Neutralize the Effects of Narcissistic Abuse

Many people think narcissists are just self-centered and overly-confident people. However, having a bloated sense of self can be problematic, especially in relationships. If your partner is a narcissist, you know just how difficult things can be. You know all about the guilt trips and finger pointing. You’re well aware that your partner lacks emotional … Read more

How Narcissism Stems from a Desire for Control

A desire for control is at the center of many mental health disorders, but perhaps nowhere is it more obvious – and more impactful on others – than in Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD.) The links between narcissism and a desire for control aren’t exactly surprising. After all, if a narcissist can control the situation and … Read more

Riding the Rollercoaster of Narcissistic Rage

It’s true, recent events have made me quite angry. I have grown up in a world where differences have been accepted, even if sometimes with a raised eyebrow, and the mantra “live and let live” seemed sound enough for most to live by. But now things seem to have changed a lot, in a very … Read more

The No Contact Rule: The Narcissist and No Contact

The “No Contact” rule for leaving a narcissist means exactly what it states – No Contact, No emails, no texts, no late night dial and hang-ups, no drive-by’s, no contacting by proxy (via friends or family), no Facebook or Favorite Place stalking, no leaving notes on his/her car or apartment door, no sending letters……NO NOTHING. … Read more

The Narcissist and Emotional Abuse

Narcissists employ a variety of techniques to abuse their victims in order to control them. For that is the purpose of abuse- to control the other person. A narcissist may use emotional abuse, verbal abuse, mental abuse, or physical abuse. Verbal and physical abuses are straightforward-they are verbal and physical aggression directed at another person. … Read more

14 Ways of Narcissistic Abuse – The Narcissist Brainwashing his Victims

A relationship with a narcissist involves cruel and relentless emotional abuse. Narcissists are able to do this by brainwashing their victims. They use a variety of methods of in order to obtain control over their significant other. First they “love bomb” their prey, then they threaten, degrade, shift blame, criticize, manipulate, verbally assault, dominate, blackmail, … Read more