Do Narcissists Come Back After Dumping You?

Do Narcissists Come Back After Dumping You?

Breaking Up With A Narcissist Breaking up with a narcissist is an emotional roller coaster. If you have read other articles or received support from a therapist on how to break up with a narcissist, you will know that the only viable way to do this is with No Contact.  However, this causes the narcissist … Read more

Can You Make A Narcissist Jealous?

Can you make a narcissist jealous? They are jealous of anyone who has more resources than they do (such as status, power, beauty, money, success, etc). At the same time, they also have a strong belief that other people are jealous of them. Excessive levels of jealousy and envy are characteristic traits of narcissism. One way … Read more

Narcissism Checklist: Am I a Narcissist?

If you have been in a relationship with a narcissist or are the adult child of narcissistic parents, your biggest fear may be discovering that you, too, may have some narcissistic traits. The key characteristics of narcissism are a lack of empathy and the inability to give unconditional love; if you can be empathetic with … Read more

The Narcissist and Money Control

narcissists and money

For a Narcissist, Money is a source to achieve status and power. They need to impress other people with their “perfect” life and money is a good way to do this. The Narcissist likes to have control over money. If they don’t have enough money by themselves, the Narcissist will try to take control of … Read more

7 Mind Games Narcissists Play And Always Win

Narcissists are masters at playing mind games. They play to win and take no prisoners. They are poor losers and if they don’t win they will often react in a fit of rage and stomp away like a little child. The only way for the other person to win is to not play. Here are … Read more

Causes of Narcissism

The exact cause of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is not known. However, many researchers and mental health professionals believe it results from a combination of factors. These factors include biological vulnerability, social interactions with early caregivers, and psychological factors that involve temperament and the ability to manage stress. Some researchers suggest that NPD is more … Read more

The Narcissist And Sex: Sexual Attitudes of a Narcissist

How The Narcissist Uses Sex To Take/Keep Control The sexual attitudes of narcissists are most peculiar- they tend to be either hyperactive or hypoactive in making love. Generally, there are two types of narcissists: the somatic narcissist (hyperactive) and the cerebral narcissist (hypoactive). The somatic narcissist gains his ‘narcissistic supply’ from other people’s reactions to … Read more

Subtypes of Narcissism

Beside the classic or conventional narcissism (Narcissistic Personality Disorder defined by DSM IV-TR), there are also specific types, or subtypes, of narcissism. The generic term of narcissism was introduced by Sigmund Freud when referring to a person who is pathologically self-absorbed and lacked empathy. Narcissism is a very generic term and covers many different, specific … Read more

What is Narcissistic Abuse?

Narcissistic abuse is a term that emerged in the late twentieth century and became more prominent in the early 21st century in large part due to the late Alice Miller, a Polish psychologist and world-renowned author. She used “narcissistic abuse” to refer to a specific form of emotional abuse of children by their narcissistic parent(s). … Read more

Are My Children Safe with a Narcissist?

Parents who have come to realize that their spouse has NPD (Narcissistic Personality Disorder) are most likely aware that they are being verbally and emotionally, and sometimes physically abused. They have asked if their children are safe with a narcissist in the home (spouse or partner), in other words, does the narcissist just take his … Read more