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Narcissistic Personality Disorder

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...

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.

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.

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

To Trust or Not to Trust

Melissa Schenker | Posted 05.12.2014 | Women
Melissa Schenker

Instead of "trusting" someone, think about trusting that person to be who they are. Then trust in your ability to be OK with that person as they are.

5 Surefire Signs Someone You Care About Is A Narcissist

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 04.26.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Narcissists are among the most difficult people with whom to have a relationship, be it personal or professional, because no matter what you do or say it isn't enough to feed their never-ending desire for admiration and applause.

How To Move On After Divorcing A Narcissist

Tracy Schorn | Posted 03.30.2014 | Divorce
Tracy Schorn

Breaking up is hard to do. But it's especially hard after you've divorced someone with a personality or character disorder.

He's Justin Bieber: Or So He's Been Told

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 03.26.2014 | Entertainment
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Celebrity is a narcissistic business. Since Bieber entered the business, his career has grown at the hands of music executives who stood to make a profit on his popularity, not his mental health.

It's Easy to Get Hooked By a Narcissist

Melissa Schenker | Posted 03.25.2014 | Women
Melissa Schenker

There's something about charming aloofness that just snags the attention. We may just chalk it up to the human foible of the sort that makes young women fall for the bad boy. But have you ever really wondered what it's about?

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.

The Plight of the Aging Narcissist

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 03.15.2014 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

A narcissist's desire to be the center of attention and praise can create challenges in adjusting to the passing years. Society's association between youth and beauty can lead people preoccupied with their appearance feeling vulnerable. The question is whether, and how, they meet this challenge.

Celebrities Are NOT All Narcissists

Melissa Schenker | Posted 02.11.2014 | Celebrity
Melissa Schenker

It's interesting to see how often we relate narcissism to celebrities and how the media very quickly labels those folks narcissists. We have a thing about celebrities and prominent people these days.

Working With a Narcissist? Tips to Identify the Signs

Melissa Schenker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Melissa Schenker

If you are having problems with someone at work, or you're hearing troubling things about an employee, you may be encountering a narcissist. It's useful to know the basic signs that can clue you in to get more information.

The Narcissist in Your Life: The Best Teacher You'll Ever Have

Melissa Schenker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Schenker

I became a student of the narcissist, and you can, too. You'll come to understand that a narcissist has a way of being that is different from yours, and you'll find ways to interact or create distance that work for you, rather than exhaust you or put you at risk.

Narcissistic Personality Disorder in the Family Court System

Tina Swithin | Posted 12.09.2013 | Divorce
Tina Swithin

Why can't you both just get along for the sake of the children? Those words are like nails on a chalkboard to anyone who has been through a divorce with someone who suffers from Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD).

She Drives a Mercedes, He Rides a Harley: Why We Are Attracted to Opposite Personalities

Ross A. Rosenberg | Posted 10.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Ross A. Rosenberg

Psychologically healthier people are attracted to a prospective partner because of their "magnetic" compatibility. Therefore, we must all strive to make our "human magnets" healthier.

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).

How To Tell If Your Ex Is A Narcissist

Posted 05.13.2013 | Divorce

By Cindy Holbrook for YourTango.com As a divorce coach, it's something I hear often: a recently divorced woman will talk about her ex and scathingl...

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...

Hail to the Narcissist: POTUS And Personality

Wray Herbert | Posted 07.07.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

Looking back on U.S. history, certain presidents clearly stand out as larger than life. Andrew Jackson, TR, LBJ -- these were flamboyant and domineering men, and also great leaders. Yet our greatest leaders often have dark sides as well.

Divorce: To Blog or Not to Blog, That is the Question

Tina Swithin | Posted 07.02.2013 | Divorce
Tina Swithin

In 2011, I did something that would make most divorce attorneys cringe: I began to openly and publicly blog about my divorce from someone with Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

Rising Rates of Narcissism and 'Being Unlimited'

Lisa Wade | Posted 06.04.2013 | Media
Lisa Wade

Twenge and her colleagues argue that the increase in narcissism is related to the fact that American culture has increasingly celebrated individualism. This is exactly the kind of message that they might point to as reflecting the cultural dimension of this personality shift.

How To Avoid Dating A Narcissist

Kimberly Seltzer | Posted 05.28.2013 | Divorce
Kimberly Seltzer

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

Why Our Family Courts Are Failing

Tina Swithin | Posted 05.27.2013 | Divorce
Tina Swithin

The family court system in the United States is failing our children.