There are many temptations to organize our life around the experience of earlier trauma. But that may short-change the future—which starts by our envisioning something better.
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Looking behind the narcissistic facade.
Dan Neuharth Ph.D., MFT
A highly narcissistic boss, coworker, or client can emotionally or psychologically poison your workplace. Here's how to sidestep or counteract narcissists at work.
What do The Wizard of Oz, Snow White, and The Emperor's New Clothes have in common? Wisdom on how to cope with many kinds of narcissists.
Narcissists have a potent arsenal of tactics to make you feel small and unworthy. Here's how to recognize eight of their most manipulative tactics so that you can protect yourself.
Are you seeking to free yourself from the toxic control of a narcissist? Here's a template for declaring your independence.
How do you know if someone is narcissistic? Here are some common signs.
Are you mystified or maddened by a narcissist in your life? A psychological X-ray of narcissists' deeper motivations can help you cope.
New research shows striking connections between narcissism and aggression.
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Narcissists use devious tactics to enhance their own image while manipulating others. Here's how to identify eight of narcissists' underhanded methods.
Are you drawn to narcissists or find that narcissists are drawn to you? Here's help on letting go of such unhealthy attractions.
To gain narcissists' approval, you often have to demean yourself. Here's how to stay true to yourself around people who want you to bend to their wills.
Narcissism and alcoholism have much in common. Recognizing the commonalities can help you cope with narcissists or addicts.
Are you dreading holiday visits with narcissistic family, friends, or in-laws? These seven tips can help you celebrate and renew rather than regress and disconnect.
How can you tell the difference between an overt narcissist and a covert narcissist? These tips can help.
Do you ever wonder why narcissists' "apologies" often leave you underwhelmed, puzzled, or feeling even worse? Learn why their faux apologies fall short.
A Trump family insider writes a sobering analysis of how the president's early psychological development affects him, and may touch all of us.
How to keep a healthy sense of self in spite of manipulative behaviors.
Do you find narcissists' behaviors maddening? Viewing their actions through a developmental lens can help you understand their manipulative tactics.
How to decode the deepest fears underlying narcissists' larger-than-life personas.
If you're worried about this question, the answer is probably no.
Narcissists often communicate for self-aggrandizement more than for connection. Here are tips on how to translate what they are really saying.
If you grew up with a narcissistic parent, you may be paying a price even long after you've left home. Here is help on how to recognize and overcome a destructive family legacy.
Why is this week's impeachment of Donald Trump so emotionally radioactive?
The holiday season can bring out the worst in narcissists. Here's advice on how to cope with narcissistic family members or in-laws during the upcoming holiday.
How can you successfully cope with destructive, narcissistic people? A few simple steps and insights can go a long way.
Behind the narcissistic facade: All that glitters may not be gold.
The two-faced tactics narcissists use to take advantage of others.
How should you cope with the manipulations and self-aggrandizement of narcissistic people? Here are 10 things not to do.
How can you cope with the frustrating, mystifying behaviors of narcissists? Understanding their mirror-image defense mechanisms can help.
What is "malignant narcissism" and why are some people increasingly applying the term to President Trump?
Dan Neuharth, Ph.D., MFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist and author of the bestseller If You Had Controlling Parents: How to Make Peace with Your Past and Take Your Place in the World.