Life with a narcissist
Life with a narcissist

The term Narcissist is commonly used these days and it seems like everyone can be called one at this point. We all have narcissistic tendencies but most of us have very mild tendencies. Someone with Narcissistic Personality Disorder has severe symptoms – selfish, lacking empathy, need for admiration, feeling entitled and superior – although this grandiose... » read more

What is a Psychopath?
What is a Psychopath?

The term “psychopathy” originated in 1891 in Germany. Psychopathy referred to antisocial behaviour. In 1959, “psychopathic disorder” became a legal category in the UK. It meant: a persistent disorder or disability of mind which results in abnormally aggressive or seriously irresponsible conduct.” Then in the 1980’s, the American term “Sociopath” came into wide usage as... » read more

What is Narcissistic Personality Disorder?
What is Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

Narcissistic Personality Disorder: If you talk to a psychiatrist or psychologist – many will tell you the most difficult type of personality to deal with is those with a Narcissistic Personality Disorder. So what is Narcissistic Personality Disorder? Narcissistic personalities are amongst the hardest patients for psychiatrists to treat, for the simple reason that their... » read more

Is my partner a narcissist?
Is my partner a narcissist?

The signs can be subtle because a clever narcissist will operate stealthily and at a time may not even realize that they display narcissistic traits. There are certain things that show whether someone has narcissistic traits, without a shadow of a doubt. Here are the common signs of a narcissistic partner Lack of empathy Narcissists... » read more

Loving a narcissist
Loving a narcissist

Loving a narcissist Loving a narcissist is a major challenge, relationships require expert navigation to succeed and loving a narcissist requires strong will and self awareness to survive. Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder where a person has an inflated sense of their own importance as well as a strong need for admiration. Those... » read more

Self love versus self awareness
Self love versus self awareness

I am always going on about self love and self acceptance and how we need to champion ourselves more. This is true but I think I should clarify the difference between self love versus self awareness. Too much self love and never accepting responsibility can sometimes be the key characteristics of a psychopath or a... » read more

Therapy for narcissism
Therapy for narcissism

  Photo by Victori∀ Therapy for narcissism Narcissism is one of the more difficult disorders to treat (Young et al, 2003).People with narcissism find it difficult to give and receive genuine love. They were often emotionally deprived in childhood and as a result have learned to overcompensate for this by developing a conceited, self serving... » read more

Are you dating a narcissist?
Are you dating a narcissist?

  Are you dating a narcissist? Many couples come to see me regarding problems in their relationships and I have found a large proportion of these cases to be affected by a narcissistic element. Often, one person exhibits many narcissistic traits, making the success of the relationship more of a challenge. So what exactly are... » read more

The Difference Between Narcissism and Egocentrism
The Difference Between Narcissism and Egocentrism

    Egocentrism and narcissism have similar traits although egocentrism is seen as a more ‘innocent’ form of narcissism. Egocentrics don’t know how to understand others and show empathy (an inability) whereas narcissists don’t care (lack of interest) about understanding others. Piaget described most children as being egocentric. Egocentrism is a cognitive bias that refers to our... » read more