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By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on April 09, 2019 in Fulfillment at Any Age
The quality of narcissism is generally thought of as oriented primarily toward gaining admiration. However, research shows this quality can become very useful in the classroom.
By Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D. on April 09, 2019 in Lifetime Connections
Savvy enough to know what not to do, narcissists may “fake it” until they “make it” and capture your heart while doing damage to your psyche.
By Diane Dreher Ph.D. on April 08, 2019 in Your Personal Renaissance
Are you in a toxic relationship? Watch for these 6 ways people try to manipulate you.
By Elinor Greenberg, Ph.D. on April 06, 2019 in Understanding Narcissism
Why the most obvious way of getting help for a relationship doesn't always work when narcissism is involved.
By Jodi Klugman-Rabb LMFT on April 03, 2019 in Finding Family
Thoughts on managing family reactions to surprise DNA revelations.
By Darlene Lancer, JD, LMFT on April 03, 2019 in Toxic Relationships
Once in love with a narcissist or abuser, it’s not easy to leave. Understand the deeper reasons why, what to expect, and the steps to prepare yourself.
By Erin Leonard Ph.D. on March 31, 2019 in Peaceful Parenting
Eight red flags may indicate you are dating a narcissist. Uncovering this possibility before making a serious commitment is crucial.
By Preston Ni M.S.B.A. on March 31, 2019 in Communication Success
Narcissism can be defined as an individual’s tendency to consider him or herself as superior, entitled, or “special,” with the propensity to marginalize and invalidate others...
By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on March 29, 2019 in Shadow Boxing
People generally think of serial killers as psychopaths with no feelings. However, those with kids might care—or might not.
By Karen Wu Ph.D. on March 26, 2019 in The Modern Heart
We may feel defenseless against the lure of a narcissist. We may feel like they always win. But is this the case?
By Gina Barreca Ph.D. on March 26, 2019 in Snow White Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Immaturity whines; immaturity rolls its eyes; immaturity takes everything personally; immaturity accepts no responsibility; immaturity shows up late and leaves early. It's selfish.
By Mark Zaslav Ph.D. on March 25, 2019 in Shame, Guilt and Their Defenses
Narcissists can be charming, demanding, and challenging. But how do you decide when it is time to cut them loose from your life?
By Ramani Durvasula, Ph.D. on March 21, 2019 in A Guide to Better Relationships
The college admissions scandal, though it names only 50 defendants, is a trope for what our world has become – education as a brand, and success at any cost.
By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on March 18, 2019 in Shadow Boxing
A forensic psychiatrist and a forensic psychologist team up to offer a comprehensive evaluation of extreme acts of evil behavior.
By Deborah Offner Ph.D. on March 18, 2019 in Progress Report
Whose life is this, anyway?
By Shoba Sreenivasan, Ph.D., and Linda E. Weinberger, Ph.D. on March 18, 2019 in Emotional Nourishment
Giving is valued behavior. But giving to get by a holier-than thou approach, self-effacement, or for quid pro quo can be maladaptive and exploitative rather than altruistic.
By Linda Esposito LCSW on March 14, 2019 in From Anxiety to Zen
Feeling stressed and overwhelmed about the high cost of college? Maybe it's not worth the worry, after all.
By Bill Eddy LCSW, JD on March 12, 2019 in 5 Types of People Who Can Ruin Your Life
There has been a lot of discussion of the president's behavior and mental state. Does he have malignant narcissism? And does it matter?
By Tina Gilbertson LPC, BC-TMH on March 12, 2019 in Constructive Wallowing
Narcissists often lack empathy. If your child doesn’t care enough about your feelings to call on Mother’s Day, is it narcissism or something else?
By Laurie Helgoe Ph.D. on March 12, 2019 in Introvert Power
Locked in a struggle with a narcissist--at home or in the news? Understanding the destructive dance can help.
By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D., MPP on March 11, 2019 in Ambigamy
Dealing with a bully? Wondering why they're like that? Here's a simple, realistic explanation that's often overlooked.
By Lawrence Josephs, Ph.D. on March 10, 2019 in Between the Sheets
Do the people who want understanding and forgiveness for their own infidelities become "judgy" when they get cheated on? How the self-serving bias results in sexual hypocrisy.
By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on March 10, 2019 in Shadow Boxing
A criminal psychologist tackles a wide range of behaviors that we consider deviant or downright evil, using science to make us re-examine our ideas.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on March 09, 2019 in Fulfillment at Any Age
By definition, narcissism is a quality that would seem to make productive relationships impossible. New research shows that, under the right circumstances, narcissism isn’t so bad.
By Darlene Lancer, JD, LMFT on March 06, 2019 in Toxic Relationships
Narcissists' and abusers' primary defense is projection-identification. Understanding how it works protects your self-esteem and enables you to confront abuse.
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