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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.

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.

Narcissism Really Isn't Self-Love: Desperately Seeking Self...

Melissa Schenker | Posted 04.30.2014 | Women
Melissa Schenker

One of the concepts that really makes a mess of things is the idea that narcissists love themselves to the exclusion of all others. The term that summarizes that is "self-love." The problem is that narcissism is NOT self love.

Is Living With a Narcissistic Parent Damaging to Your Kids?

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW | Posted 04.29.2014 | Divorce
Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW

There is some evidence that children raised by a narcissist can adopt some of their personality characteristics such as self-centeredness, inflated sense of entitlement and lack of empathy.

The Right Mix of Personalities Can Drive Teams to Great Achievement: The Wrong Derail Them

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 04.23.2014 | Business
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Most of us focus on the external -- what our bosses and co-workers do and say. But relationships can benefit if we spend a little time on what is behind behavior -- the human wiring that makes up each of us.

Who's Not Honoring Me Now? How Your Narcissistic Ex Really Feels About Child Support

Christina Pesoli | Posted 03.25.2014 | Divorce
Christina Pesoli

It doesn't hurt to research good family lawyers even after your divorce is final. Reasonable divorced parents are typically able to work out disagreements without resorting to lawyers. But you weren't married to a reasonable person. You were married to a narcissist.

Why Fame Makes Mindfulness Difficult

Posted 12.20.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Meditation is a well-documented favorite pastime of global celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and Barbara Walters, but clinical psychologist Donna Rockwel...

Can Narcissists Change?

Dr. Craig Malkin | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Craig Malkin

As a therapist, I've seen firsthand that changing relational patterns often transforms even the most inflexible "trait" into something softer, gentler -- not a fixed feature, but a protection that eventually yields to touch and intimacy in all the ways one would hope.

The Narcissism Epidemic: Do You Know the Warning Signs?

Tina Swithin | Posted 08.27.2013 | Celebrity
Tina Swithin

There is a certain degree of self-love that is healthy. However, there is a line that separates healthy narcissism from the uberly toxic Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD).

5 Early Warning Signs You're With A Narcissist

Dr. Craig Malkin | Posted 07.30.2013 | Women
Dr. Craig Malkin

The most glaring problems are easy to spot -- but if you get too hung up on the obvious traits, you can easily miss the subtle (and often more common) features that allow a narcissist to sneak into your life and wreak havoc.

The Narcissism Epidemic: The Red Flags

Tina Swithin | Posted 07.09.2013 | Style
Tina Swithin

Parents are known to deliver an overabundance of advice to their college-age children. I remember heading out into the great big world at the age of 1...

How To Avoid Dating A Narcissist

Kimberly Seltzer | Posted 05.28.2013 | Divorce
Kimberly Seltzer

Amazing, talented caregivers attract narcissists. What is going on?

How To Deal With A Narcissistic Ex In Court

Tina Swithin | Posted 05.11.2013 | Divorce
Tina Swithin

Dealing with someone who suffers from Narcissistic Personality Disorder in the family court system is a daunting task that is made even more difficult if you are in pro se, or self-represented.

Are You Raising a Narcissist?

Jeffrey Dill | Posted 04.21.2013 | Parents
Jeffrey Dill

Are you raising a narcissistic child? According to psychologists, there has been a sharp increase in narcissism in the United States.

Are You Ready to Speak Your Truth?

Lisa Haisha | Posted 03.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Haisha

Look at your own life and remember times when you've cheated, lied or done something wrong on whatever level. How did it make you feel, regardless of how small the incident?

Why I’ll Never Forgive My Ex

Tina Swithin | Posted 03.17.2013 | Divorce
Tina Swithin

We have been taught by virtually every religion under the sun that there is great power in forgiveness. Most studies on forgiveness tout the health benefits of forgiveness from both a mental and physical standpoint.

How To Communicate With A Narcissistic Ex

Tina Swithin | Posted 02.27.2013 | Divorce
Tina Swithin

Narcissists thrive on evoking both reactions and emotions from their victims.

Narcissists and Children of Narcissists: Yes, It Is Getting Worse!

Vivian Norris | Posted 01.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Vivian Norris

I believe people have much to teach us and that we truly are equals. I was raised to believe that people, given the chance, can make something of themselves. But I do not value someone being wealthy or having stuff or having power as being successful.

Is Your Need for Attention Ruining Everyone Else's Life?

Lisa Haisha | Posted 10.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Haisha

The narcissist is arguably the most noticeable in the impostor family because it doesn't just expect the spotlight -- this impostor demands it.

Rage -- Coming Soon From a Narcissist Near You

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 04.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

There is a saying that when you're a hammer the world looks like a nail. When you're a narcissist, the world looks like it should approve, adore, agree and obey you. Anything less than that feels like an assault and because of that a narcissist feels justified in raging back at it.

Big Men on Campus, Beware: Your Ego May Be Harming You

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 04.10.2012 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the sickest of them all? A new study says it might be the guys who are always looking in the mirror!

The Surprising Connection Between Impulse And Psychopathy

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 09.05.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Barry Kaufman

The "dark triad" -- a combination of Machiavellianism, subclinical narcissism and subclinical psychopathy -- is an overarching trait that everyone has to some degree. Unfortunately, some people just have a lot more of it than others.

Toxic Venting: When To Stop Listening

Judith Acosta | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Acosta

Good listening seeks to understand, but it is not always silent, and it does not automatically dismiss accountability. As a result, it is decidedly not what some people are looking for: a toxic dump site.