Is Narcissism A Mental Illness or Something More?

Is narcissism a mental illness? According to the DSM-V, the answer is yes. Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental illness associated with a persistent pattern of entitlement, lack of empathy, and

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Three Reasons You Are Attracted To Narcissists

Whether we’d like to admit it or not, with few exceptions, we choose our partners. Attraction is a dynamic phenomenon that is complex and multifaceted. When we find ourselves being attracted to a narcissistic

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Does Your ACE Score Put You At Risk For Narcissistic Abuse?

Did you have a rough childhood? Have you ever wondered exactly how your early years may have shaped your current thoughts or behaviors?  You probably know that problems in childhood can undoubtedly affect

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I Believe The Narcissist I Am With Is Unaware of What They’re Doing

Dear Kim, I am currently experiencing all of this (related to your article titled The Cycle of Narcissism: Why Do They Teeter Between Love and Hate)?  Reading the section on whole object relations really

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12 Signs You’re an Old Soul

There’s a part of you that has always felt different from other people. You’ve always felt older than your actual age. As a child, you probably got along well with adults, but kids your age seemed

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Do Narcissists Know They Are Narcissistic (And Do They Care?)

Do narcissists know they are narcissistic? Do they recognize the impact they have on others? And if so, why don’t they make more of a concerted effort to change their ridiculous ways? Day in and day

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11 Subtle Signs You’re a People-Pleaser and How to Stop Being Too Nice

People-pleasing isn’t always obvious. This trait manifests in many different ways, and it’s not necessarily easy to detect. People-pleasing isn’t just about being nice, although this can certainly

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What Do We Know About the Neuroscience of Narcissistic Abuse Recovery?

When you think about narcissistic abuse recovery, what comes to mind? Do you imagine complete freedom from the chaos of your toxic relationship? Do you anticipate letting go of all the pain that once held

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What is Love-Bombing and Why Is It So Dangerous?

If you’ve ever been involved with a narcissist or you’ve been the victim of narcissistic abuse, you’ve probably heard of ‘love-bombing.’ It is part of the unhealthy cycle of abuse that proves

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