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Finding clarity in a world of ego and facade.
Kristy Lee Hochenberger
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Personality can be conceptualized as the degree to which someone displays high or low levels of traits that are seen in the Five-Factor Model. Where do narcissists rank?
Covert and grandiose narcissists are the two subtypes of narcissism. By understanding the structure of the façade, one can learn to dismantle it and address the abuse.
Narcissists employ a variety of manipulation tools in order to keep someone close by. "Micromanipulations" are sneaky ways of appealing to one's empathy and tightening the control.
Henry VIII was a powerful historical figure with strong narcissistic traits. Was he truly in love with Catherine of Aragon, or with his fantasy?
Henry Tudor was one of the most notorious kings of England as well as the most narcissistic. Did his narcissism fuel his choice of wives as well as shape his royal duties?
The dating game can get more complicated when narcissists join the fray. What is love bombing, and can it be avoided?
The Finnish term "sisu" translates to stoic determination, grit, bravery, and stubborn resilience. No matter one's gender, sisu will help you survive a narcissistic relationship.
A home is supposed to be a place of comfort, love, and peace. But when that home harbors narcissists, it can be a hard path to healing.
While it is likely to develop negative side effects from the trauma of narcissistic abuse, it is equally likely to develop experience personal growth.
“Ghosting” is no longer reserved for Halloween houses or spooky movies. The scariest thing is how common—and cruel—this form of breaking up has become.
Men may statistically be more apt to be narcissists, but women can be just as talented at wielding the abuse.
It is possible to not only leave a narcissist but to thrive in the aftermath. You hold the power of your own recovery.
Love is one of the many-splendored perks of life. But what happens when a narcissist alters your self-esteem and your love story?
Some narcissists are far from flamboyant and obvious. Ninja narcissists may be more stealthy but can cause just as much heartache as a grandiose narcissist.
Cooperation from everyone—including narcissists—is essential to flatten the curve and stop the pandemic.
We are taught from an early age that bragging and boasting are distasteful. How can you be proud of yourself without feeling shame?
Engagements and weddings are supposed to be among the happiest moments of a woman's life. But when the mother is a narcissist, a happy day can turn into a heartbreaker.
Social media has become a breeding ground for narcissists. How can you protect yourself and keep your sanity online?
Narcissists are known for being unable to truly love anyone besides themselves. Are their own children the exception to the rule?
Gaslighting is a popular tool for manipulators. Is it possible to break away from the pattern and reclaim your narrative?
Calling someone a "narcissist" is commonplace in today's world of glitzy photos and instant fame. But what happens when ego crosses the line to emotional abuse?
Kristy Lee Hochenberger is a doctoral student of psychology at Capella University and an adjunct faculty member at Syracuse University.