How to Spot Covert Abusers

Covert abuse is very real. And some personalities are more apt to perpetrate it.

What’s the Single Greatest Danger of Covert Narcissism?

Covert narcissists can be dangerous, but you might be surprised at the reasons why.

Patient in Chief

Diagnosing Donald Trump from afar comes with a cost—including further dividing the country. Understand the debate and the one way we might heal as a nation.

8 Common, Long-Lasting Effects of Narcissistic Parenting

Being raised by a narcissistic parent can have profound and lasting effects.

4 Keys to Leaving a Bad Relationship

So you’ve decided to leave a bad relationship, but something keeps pulling you back. Here are 4 strategies to leave for good.

Do Narcissists Really Feel Great About Themselves?

Previous research suggests that narcissists have extremely high self-esteem. But is that simply illusion?

The Secret to Spotting Subtle Narcissists

Some narcissists keep their inflated view of themselves under wraps. But one thing always gives them away.

The 5 Most Dangerous Myths About Narcissism (Part 2)

Steer clear of any book, blog or video that tries to convince you of anything even approaching these ideas about narcissism.

The 5 Most Dangerous Myths About Narcissism (Part 1)

You may think you know all there is to know about narcissism. But you’d be surprised by how many of your most cherished ideas turn out to be just plain wrong.

A Psychologist's Open Letter to U.S. Voters

Campaigns are underway to help convince Americans who they should vote for. Which potential leaders and their actions deserve your praise?

One Simple Way to Protect Yourself from Narcissists

Narcissistic family members may make you want to run for the hills, but sometimes leaving isn't an option or just causes more problems. Here's an easy alternative.

10 Ways to Spot and Cope with Any Narcissist

Most people, even those narcissistic enough to be diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder, won't strut about insulting you at the start of a relationship. If they did, no one would fall in love with them. In these videos, you'll learn to recognize--and cope--with all forms of narcissism, no matter how subtle they might be.

The Narcissism Test

The Narcissism Test -- What's Your Score?

Can Abuse Be Invisible?

All abuse has a legacy. If we want to end emotional abuse, we can start by educating people about what it is and how it works.

Why It’s Hard to Leave Narcissists

If we decide someone who’s clearly unwilling to change isn’t all that bad simply because we see flashes of genuine caring and tenderness, we’re bound to become mired in confusion. And then we're really stuck. So what's the way out?

How to Avoid Raising a Narcissist

Praise doesn't create narcissists. Here's what does.

Why We Need to Stop Throwing the 'Narcissist' Label Around

The current promiscuous use of "narcissist" not only trivializes the pain of people who've suffered greatly in abusive relationships, it generates massive confusion about what narcissism really is. Here's the truth about narcissism and narcissists--and why we need to stop, take a breath, and think carefully before we use either word as an insult.

3 Big Obstacles to Change and How to Overcome Them

Recently, Justin Bieber’s been trying to overhaul his image. Reception has been mixed, mostly because some people doubt the sincerity of his efforts, but his attempts, as well as the skepticism surrounding them, have highlighted a truth that resonates for us all: It’s really hard to change. Here's why—and what you can do about it.

7 Strategies for Dealing With the Narcissist in Your Life

Be prepared with these research-backed methods for figuring out when there’s hope—and when there isn’t.

Can Narcissists Change?

Is there hope for those with NPD and the people who love them? Is there anything we can do if we see early warning signs or actual diagnostic criteria besides end the relationship?

5 Early Warning Signs You're With a Narcissist

The most glaring problems are easy to spot, but if you get too hung up on the obvious traits, you can easily miss the subtle (and often more common) features that allow a narcissist to sneak into your life and wreak havoc.

Why Do People Stay in Abusive Relationships?

Mark Warden's recent comments about domestic violence reflect our shared confusion and impatience as a society...

Can Acting In Love Help You Stay In Love?

Recent studies on long-term love reveal that partners who feel “very intensely in love” enjoy an active, exciting sex life after 10 years of marriage. Their secret? They touch. They share. They explore. Learn how you can make love last, just like they do, with the power of intention.

Can Cyborgs Fall in Love?

Suddenly, the question as to whether or not cyborgs can fall in love has become as pressing as it is real. And answering it requires that we take a hard, honest look at what we’ve become.

Is Empathy Sexy?

Are we more excited by people who seem to care about us? Can being a good, caring listener feed the flames of desire? Research offers some clues to the answer.

Five Ways to Overcome Feelings of Neediness

When we’re gripped by the terror of neediness, we feel completely out of control. We wonder if any amount of reassurance will ever be enough. How can we understand these moments? More importantly, how can the needy find relief?

How Technology Makes Us Afraid of Intimacy

Everyone’s at risk for the occasional retreat from the people in their lives—and technology offers plenty of places to hide. But what are the dangers of camping out in cyberspace?

How to Improve Your Self-Esteem

Building better self-esteem can seem like an impossible task at times. Here’s why, and what you can do about it.

Are Secure Relationships the Key to an Exciting Life?

New research suggests that if you want your mojo back–or just want to find it for the first time–you can start by working on the quality of your connections.

Why You Blame Yourself for Bad Relationships—and How to Stop

Do you beat yourself up whenever you’re unhappy in your relationships? Here's why—and how to break the habit.