What Causes Aggression in Narcissists?

The Narcissist and Aggression In the 1970’s the American writer and family counsellor Dorothy Law Nolte penned a famous and succinct analysis of how children learn to live as an adulthood what they experience in childhood. This piece of fine writing called: “Children learn What They live” has been a staple of teacher training and … Read more

When Narcissists Smear their Victims

Narcissism and Smearing I have a friend who had been happily married for 25 years to her second husband. They have three lovely, grown-up kids and although she has taken early retirement she used to have a fairly high-powered job as an accountant. Recently over coffee she told me about one aspect of her life … Read more

Attachment Theory and Treating Narcissism

There is a tonne of peer reviewed research evidence which demonstrates the link between the development of narcissistic personality disorder and the parenting narcissists received as children. The combination of vulnerability and grandiose exhibitionism and a hunger for attention stem, we are told, from a lack of appropriate attention from a sensitive care giver when … Read more

Pride Vs Narcissism – 3 Ways to Spot the Difference

If you are close to someone who seems self-centered and preoccupied with image and achievements, you may have wondered if they are a narcissist. Understanding pride vs narcissism helps you know whether or not you’re dealing with a disorder. Narcissistic Personality Disorder affects over 6% of adults in America. It’s a growing concern among the … Read more

Why a Narcissistic Attitude Can Be a Sign of Depression

They’re abrasive, abusive, and don’t engender much sympathy. But narcissism is a form of mental illness. Like other mental illnesses, it doesn’t often occur alone. Psychologists have begun to uncover the deep link between narcissism and depression. If someone you love is showing a narcissistic attitude, it’s a good idea to look for signs of … Read more

When Narcissists Get Sick..

Narcissists thrive on their narcissistic supply, it is the very oxygen of attention that they need. So, a serious illness or is like manna from heaven for a narcissist. They can demand almost unlimited attention from their family and carers, even potentially regaining control of adult children who have fled the nest and all of … Read more