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Narcissism

Weave Compassion into the Fabric of Your Family's Lives

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 09.17.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Jim Taylor

Your family life is rife with rituals that can send messages of compassion, kindness, and sharing to your children. When you sit down for a meal, yo...

Setting Boundaries with a Narcissist

Tina Swithin | Posted 09.16.2014 | Divorce
Tina Swithin

After parting ways with a narcissist, it is absolutely critical to put firm boundaries into place. If you are experiencing a break-up that doesn't involve children, no contact is the only way to go. The narcissist is a master manipulator.

Why a Narcissist Does What She Does

Melissa Schenker | Posted 09.11.2014 | Divorce
Melissa Schenker

We're familiar with the self-centered, self-inflating tendencies of narcissists but have you ever stopped to wonder why they do what they do? Sometimes we assume that it's due to "low self-esteem" but then it also seems that they feel superior to others -- which presents a contradiction.

Are Young People Getting a Bad Rap These Days?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 09.10.2014 | Media
Dr. Jim Taylor

I think we need to cut young people a little slack. It's easy to be a Chicken Little ("the sky is falling!") and expect the worst from recent generations especially when you get to be of a certain age. How can they possibly compete against "the best and the brightest" and the Greatest Generation?

The #1 Trick To Engaging With A Narcissist

Lindsey Ellison | Posted 09.17.2014 | Divorce
Lindsey Ellison

If you are related to, married to, or divorced from a narcissist, then you know how difficult it is reason with them.

Facebook Is Just a Place for Narcissists and Neurotics to Show Off

Dainius Runkevičius | Posted 09.05.2014 | Technology
Dainius Runkevičius

Everyone hates people who tend to seek attention and show off over-actively. However, I don't understand why it's well-tolerated on the Internet and w...

Depression Is No Laughing Matter

Nicole Luongo | Posted 08.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Luongo

The world is in shock over Robin Williams' death. It's hard to believe he committed suicide. Or, is it? The brilliant actor and comedian candidly disc...

5 Ways to Instill Compassion in Your Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 07.28.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

As your children expand their social world, the messages from others become increasingly influential. You can actively create a critical mass of people and institutions that will support and reinforce your messages of compassion.

Can A Narcissist Love Me?

Melissa Schenker | Posted 07.23.2014 | Women
Melissa Schenker

A narcissist can seem to love you. A narcissist can make it look like love. A narcissist can say the words of love. A narcissist can think it's love. Unfortunately, when involved with a narcissist, you are enmeshed but not in love. You can be enmeshed and mistake that for love. But enmeshment and love are not the same thing.

4 Things We Must Change to Stop Self-Sabotaging

Lisa Firestone | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

The more fully we live and love, the more sadness we are bound to experience. Our inner critic tries to shield us from feeling the joys and pains of existence. It keeps us in a chronic state of numbness or dissatisfaction. In order to face our fears, we must consciously identify and actively ignore this coaching.

10 Tips for Getting Out of a Relationship With a Narcissist

Melissa Schenker | Posted 09.10.2014 | Women
Melissa Schenker

If you discover you are in an intimate relationship with a narcissist, you may decide that exiting the relationship is the best course. Once you've made that decision then you need to do everything you can to prepare so that your exit happens smoothly.

5 Ways to Deal With a Narcissist

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 08.30.2014 | Women
Vanessa Van Edwards

Narcissists can be a pain to deal with because they don't always make good partners or friends. So let's talk about what to do if you have a narcissist in your life.

Is Compassion Children's Most Admirable Quality?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 08.30.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

We are assured by experts that compassion is hardwired into all human beings because such qualities help us to become functioning members of society. But, if you're like me, you would swear that children are born without an ounce of compassion in them.

Three Ways to Stop a Conversation Monopolizer

Debra Fine | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Debra Fine

If you have had enough of listening to someone else's stories about their children, their renovation, their vacation and their stock market success, try to steer the conversation into a more general direction, like current events.

Narcissists Prefer Other-Oriented People

Melissa Schenker | Posted 08.24.2014 | Women
Melissa Schenker

An other-oriented person, with practice, can shift to being empathetic and self-aware in all domains of life. Their natural empathy is welcome in relationships, and when balanced with self-aware communication, can lead to a much better quality of life.

Are You Addicted to Caretaking?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 08.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

I had been caretaking for so long that it was habitual and addictive. However, once I realized that it was controlling rather than loving, I became determined to heal this addiction. I'm happy to say that loving myself and sharing my love with others is what I do most of the time now, and it brings me great joy!

Is There Something Wrong With Me if I've Been Involved with a Narcissist?

Melissa Schenker | Posted 08.13.2014 | Women
Melissa Schenker

If you are still involved with a narcissist, you may not realize how completely your attention has been diverted from your self and your own life.

Is There a Cure for Narcissism?

Lisa Firestone | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

When we emphasize compassion over esteem and measure our successes in terms of what we give as opposed to what we get, we build a solid sense of self that can leave us feeling less stress and more satisfaction in our lives. We can overcome insecurities and accomplish much more. And when we fall short, we can take a positive and resilient attitude that ensures better outcomes in the future.

How to Recognize a Narcissist

Melissa Schenker | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Schenker

It can be relieving to know the source of trouble in a difficult relationship -- recognizing the patterns is a first step toward figuring out how to take care of yourself.

Are You a Narcissist If You Take Selfies?

Melissa Schenker | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents
Melissa Schenker

Calling everyone who takes selfies out as "narcissist" is like accusing everyone who wears black of being a punk. It's an over-generalization that invites people to rely on shallow notions of narcissism that do not serve us.

If You Have (Or Had) a Toxic Relationship of Any Kind, Read This Now

Karen Salmansohn | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Salmansohn

Stop staying with toxic people. Choose to focus your time, energy and conversation around people who inspire you, support you and help you to grow you into your happiest, strongest, wisest self.

Narcissus Takes a Selfie

Tracy Alloway, PhD and Ross Alloway, PhD | Posted 07.12.2014 | Science
Tracy Alloway, PhD and Ross Alloway, PhD

Are we being too hasty in associating social-networking sites with narcissistic behavior? To find out, we conducted a study of over 400 individuals and asked them a range of questions about their Facebook behaviors.

How I Chose the Title 'Bubby'

Carol Smaldino | Posted 07.06.2014 | Fifty
Carol Smaldino

When I found out I would be a grandmother, I felt thrilled and yet I really wasn't; that was the truth. I didn't feel up to it, I felt it had nothing to do with me and I felt guilty that I felt that way.

Carolyn Gregoire

7 Online Personality Quizzes That Aren't Completely Ridiculous

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.02.2014 | Healthy Living

Which Cruel Intentions character are you? And how extreme is your devotion to pizza? Do you know what your favorite breakfast food says about you? ...

7 Strategies for Dealing With the Narcissist You Love

Dr. Craig Malkin | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Craig Malkin

If you've tried a more loving approach to sharing what hurts in your relationship, and the narcissist in your life still won't soften, you truly have done everything you can.