Category Archives: narcissism

Learning to become the mother I wish I’d had

Amazing and insightful post written by a diagnosed NPD (non-malignant) who has been working hard to stop the generational transfer of NPD and raise an emotionally healthy and empathic son, while she works on herself. They are learning together, and … Continue reading

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Why empaths and narcissists seem to need each other.

Credit: Let Me Reach with Kim Saeed The concept of narcissism and HSP (highly sensitive person) or empathic traits coexisting in the same person is a matter that has very little research behind it, but I definitely think there is … Continue reading

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When is narcissism a good thing?

Originally published on November 23, 2014 Narcissism has become a dirty word. But the kind of narcissism that’s such a hot topic all over the media and the Internet right now is the the type we call malignant narcissism–or at … Continue reading

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“How to Spot a Collapsed Narcissist”

The following is is a very interesting article I found on a site called  Flying Monkeys Denied, that explains how to identify a narcissist who has “collapsed” –in other words, a narcissist who has been denied adequate supply (leading to … Continue reading

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How narcissism got to be a thing.

This article was originally posted on October 7 and 11, 2015 in two parts. It has been updated and merged. Disclaimer:  It was pointed out to me that this post may seem overly critical or stereotyping of Baby Boomers.   … Continue reading

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How does malignant narcissism differ from NPD?

There’s a lot of talk about the narcissistic spectrum — the idea that narcissism runs on a spectrum from “normal” narcissism (healthy self esteem) all the way through malignant narcissism at the top. Somewhere in the middle, “normal” or “healthy” … Continue reading

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The real reason why my attitude toward narcissism changed.

Originally posted on Down the Rabbit Hole:
A few weeks ago, I posted a somewhat negative article about Sam Vaknin that pretty much blamed him for turning NPD into something resembling demonic possession because of his own self-hatred and hatred…

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The narcissist’s dark and twisted brand of empathy.

Do narcissists have empathy?  Yes, and some of them have a lot of it, but it’s probably not the kind of empathy you want anything to do with. Some lower spectrum narcissists do have some capacity for normal emotional (not … Continue reading

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Narcissists and instant gratification.

My MN ex always had to have what he wanted, right that second.   During those seven years he freeloaded off me and refused to work (AFTER the divorce), he’d interrupt me at the most incredibly inconvenient times to take … Continue reading

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Are narc abuse blogs a wake up call for some NPDs?

I’ve sometimes been critical of ACON bloggers who seem trapped in hatred and over-the-top narc-bashing, but that’s because I think of hatred as a dangerous emotion that eventually hurts its bearer (and I think can even turn the victim narcissistic … Continue reading

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