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How to know if someone’s ready to change

Again, some people with narcissistic tendencies might not have an interest in changing. But others do. How do you determine whether you or someone close to you is ready to change? There’s no single answer. “Someone would have to recognize that primarily seeing others as resources, rather than people with their own interests, is causing […]

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Narcissist Lies Are a Tactic of Control

It can make us feel crazy trying to figure out how to tell when narcissists are telling the truth and when they are lying. We know they’re not being honest, and yet we may spend hours researching how to figure out when or how to make a narcissist tell the truth.  One of the core […]

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The Child’s Experience of NPD Abuse

For all the complaints most parents make about spoiled children, children really do have very little power over their parents. This is even more true in the case of a child with an NPD parent, since the child intimately knows the unpredictability, implied threats and intense rages that the parent demonstrates. The child learns early […]

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Narcissism – The 21st Century Epidemic

The 21st Century has brought with it a narcissistic epidemic, and a flood of traumatised victims that end up in the therapy room.  Unfortunately, Narcissism and  Narcissistic Victim Abuse (NVS) are subjects that most therapists are unaware of, leaving them ill equipped for recognizing and working with victims suffering from this devastating form of abuse, […]

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Why Your Narcissistic Parent Needs You

Why Your Narcissistic Parent Needs You Posted on January 14, 2015 by Chase Isn’t is puzzling? No matter how much you ignore your narcissistic parent they keep coming back to you. Even if you say “I don’t want any contact with you,” they’re back. It’s like trying to stop that stray dog from following you […]

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Getting over Narcissistic Parents

From Children of the Self Absorbed: A Grownup’s Guide to Getting over Narcissistic Parents by Nina Brown Turns every conversation to him or herself. Expects you to meet his or her emotional needs. Ignores the impact of his negative comments on you. Constantly criticizes or berates you and knows what is best for you. Focuses […]

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How do you survive a narcissist father?

So how do you survive a narcissist father? Every narcissist is a hero and a legend in his own mind. And, so was Daddy. Get into a good therapy. You want to come to terms with dad for who he is, and how he hurt you. He’ is your father after all, and you will […]

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Son of a narcissistic father

As the son of a narcissistic father you never feel that you can measure up. Dad was so competitive, that he even competed with you. (Or, didn’t pay attention to you one way or the other.) You may have accepted defeat – you’d never outdo your dad. Or, you may have worked hard to beat […]

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Daughters of narcissistic fathers

Daughters of narcissistic fathers often describe feeling “unsatiated” when it to comes to getting what they needed from their fathers. They never got enough and would have to compete with siblings for time with Dad. As a young child, Dad would comment on how beautiful you were. But as you grew older, he would rarely […]

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Narcissistic Father

“Half the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don’t mean to do harm, but the harm (that they cause) does not interest them. Or they do not see it, or they justify it because they are absorbed in the endless struggle to think well […]

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