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Am I a victim of narcissistic abuse?

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In a relationship with a narcissist, they tend to get healthier and the victim tends to get ‘sicker’ psychologically. Often in a narcissistic relationship, the victim doesn’t realize they are in a relationship with a narcissistic abuser. Narcissistic abuse often goes undetected because the victim wallows in self doubt and tries harder to please their narcissistic partner, but to no …

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What Is Malignant Narcissism?

Malignant narcissists are by far the most damaging. Not only are they incredibly selfish and self-serving, as in: “What’s in it for me?”,  they also display some antisocial traits and even a sadistic streak as well as a poor sense of self and lack of empathy. There is often some paranoia involved with malignant narcissism as well. The four components …

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Why are narcissists so entitled?

The narcissist suffered a mental split when they were young. No matter what occurred (abuse, neglect, abandonment), the child faced a period of hatred. Hatred of self and hatred of others. At that point, the false self emerged. The false self is their dragon, their protector, their shield to a cruel and uncaring world. Imagine: You are very young with …

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The difference between Narcissism and Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

It’s a question that I am often asked, “Is my partner a narcissist or does he/she have autism?” There are some similarities between the two, namely a lack of empathy but this isn’t always the case. Narcissists tend to be very selfish and their behavior and focus is driven by what’s in it for them. If doing something will make …

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Do you know a covert narcissist?

A covert narcissist is just as damaging as an overt narcissist but they are clever at disguising their disorder. Instead of overt behaviour, they will ignore you, be passive-aggressive or disengage and replace you without any discussion. Their actions will have the same damaging result but they will act in more subtle ways. Sometimes this subtype is called a covert narcissist, …

How To Spot an Emotionally Unavailable Person

“Emotional unavailability is only attractive to people who are emotionally unavailable themselves.W hen we are truly ready for love, we don’t tolerate people who aren’t ready to meet us there” – Mark Groves   Awareness of what constitutes an emotionally inhibited person may save you a lot of grief in the future.  Dating problems often stem from not knowing how …

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The importance of emotional intelligence

    The Importance of emotional intelligence Being able to read others, express empathy and tune in to how other’s are feeling leads to a more successful life than someone who is academically gifted. As Aristotle once said: ‘Anyone can become angry – that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the …

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Emotional Inhibition

Emotional Inhibition We all try to avoid painful feelings but when we take this to the extreme, we can find ourselves living in an emotional desert where we don’t feel anything anymore. Suppressing painful feelings doesn’t make them go away. They will bubble below the surface and emerge in other ways – affairs, gambling – different types of escapism. But …

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Are you ‘Unplugged?’

Are you ‘Unplugged?’ Every time life deals us a negative blow, we withdraw a little. We toughen up, we cultivate a thicker skin. Our emotional baggage begins to grow and so we buy more suitcases. One labelled “emotional unavailability”, another named “lack of empathy” and perhaps another tagged with “I won’t let anyone get emotionally close to me ever again”. When …

People with no empathy

  It really hurts when someone that you once respected, that you thought would do the right thing, shows their true colours and becomes vindictive and malicious. Unfortunately, it is an experience that many of us are familiar with. Today has been a crazy day of dealing with unscrupulous people and it got me thinking… How can some people act …