Category Archives: narcissism writers

Crazy ride.

Giving up is conceding that things will never get better, and that is just not true. Ups and downs are a constant in life, and I’ve been belted into that roller coaster a thousand times. –Aimee Mullins via http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/ To … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Malignant Self-Love” by Sam Vaknin

Vaknin’s “Bible of Narcissism” I first heard about Sam Vaknin’s book “Malignant Self-Love” about 15 years ago–when I made a cursory online search about NPD after I realized my own mother was one. At that time, Vaknin was pretty much … Continue reading

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Narcissism’s Emotional Fallout

Originally posted on In the Net! – Stories of Life and Narcissistic Survival:
I’ve noticed from time to time a tendency on some of the narcissism blogs that I read, for people to get a little testy about the things…

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Notes of first therapy session with Sam V., male, 43, diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)

The following is about ten years old, I think. I’m not going to editorialize this further, but let the therapist’s words speak for themselves. (I do not know who the therapist was). Pretty interesting stuff and a vivid picture of … Continue reading

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Narcissist Achilles Heel

Originally posted on galesmind:
I just read a very eloquent article by a really brilliant woman. You may know her. https://luckyottershaven.com/2015/03/07/my-friendship-with-a-famous-narcissist-is-over/ This is her article I did reblog but I wanted to go further than that. What made this wonderful,…

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My “friendship” with a famous narcissist is over.

Some of you may have noticed I’m posting less these days. Not long ago I was averaging 3-5 new posts a day; now it’s about 1-2. To most of you, that’s probably still considered a lot of posts, but for … Continue reading

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The man you love to hate…or hate to love.

For victims of narcissistic abuse, Sam Vaknin is the man you love to hate–or the man you hate to love. He’s a controversial figure in the field of narcissism. He has ardent fans within the community as well as seething … Continue reading

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On political correctness and the inevitability of offending people

Blogging isn’t all fun and games. Sometimes it can be a real challenge. I’m beginning to experience a few of these challenges for the first time and at times I even feel like I’m possibly in over my head. As … Continue reading

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