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Narcissism

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 07.11.2014 | 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 06.30.2014 | 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 06.30.2014 | 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 06.25.2014 | 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 06.24.2014 | 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 06.16.2014 | 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 06.13.2014 | 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 06.06.2014 | 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 06.03.2014 | 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.

It's Futile to Blame a Narcissist

Melissa Schenker | Posted 06.21.2014 | Women
Melissa Schenker

Blaming a narcissist for behaving like a narcissist is like blaming a tree for behaving like a tree. If you get angry that the tree drops it's leaves in fall, who suffers -- you or the tree?

Loving a Narcissist Without Losing Yourself

Nancy Colier | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

It is very difficult for some people to see anything as happening separate from and not in relation to them. People who suffer with this view of the world experience everything as a reflection and commentary on who they are, an abandonment or affirmation of themselves.

An Exercise in Private Enjoyment

Rachel Ryan | Posted 06.14.2014 | Media
Rachel Ryan

I was overcome with the uncommon calmness of being alone. Naturally, upon realizing and appreciating my solitary contentedness, I felt compelled to share the moment with the masses.

Here's A Warning To Anyone Dating A Narcissist

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 04.11.2014 | Divorce

There are a ton of articles out there highlighting the downsides to dating a narcissist and now a new reason can be added to the list: a new study say...

It's Okay If You Don't Read This: My Indifference to Likes, Views, Shares and Re-Tweets

Tyson Hartnett | Posted 06.08.2014 | Media
Tyson Hartnett

In the newspaper era, regardless of how many people liked/disliked an article, the reporter or writer would still put out the best quality content that they could.

Why 'Conscious Co-Parenting' Isn't For Everyone

Virginia Gilbert, MFT | Posted 06.08.2014 | Divorce
Virginia Gilbert, MFT

Trying to establish consistency between homes is hard enough with two reasonable people; it is next to impossible when one person is hard-wired for chaos.

5 Common Myths About Narcissism And Why They're Totally Wrong (NEW BOOK)

Elizabeth Lunbeck | Posted 06.08.2014 | Books
Elizabeth Lunbeck

Yes, narcissism can be healthy. Most people assume the reverse--that narcissism is an execrable trait and that it's associated with pathology. This is hardly surprising. Narcissism has been demonized in the press and popular media since the 1970s