Personality Disorders

The 3 Types of Dissociative Disorders

by on October 17, 2018

In the middle of a conversation about weekend plans with her husband, Margaret stood up, waved her finger, and angrily yelled at him. Instead of reacting at the moment as he had done in the past, her husband stayed still. About three minutes later, Margaret returned to her seat, appeared calm again, and picked back… (more…)

9 Characteristics of Spiritual Elitism: Narcissism of a Different Variety

by on October 8, 2018

Several years ago, I attended a private function at a highly esteemed religious institution (neither the name of the organization nor the type of religion is relevant to this article). I was excited to meet people who possessed an excellent reputation for their excellent work and who were highly esteemed amongst their religious populace. The… (more…)

10 Strategies for Dealing with Your Narcissistic Ex

by on October 7, 2018

Charles thought that divorcing his narcissistic wife would end his frustrations. But it did not. Not too long after the divorce was finalized, his wife began acting like they were still married. Added to the confusion, she got intensely angry when he began dating and even undermined his prospects by contacting them. She claimed that… (more…)

10 Signs Your Spouse Might be Dependent

by on October 7, 2018

Natalie didn’t get it. She watched her sister tolerate an abusive spouse who routinely left her for another woman and then returned on a whim. Her sister knew he was an adulterer, arrogant, intolerable, demanding, condescending, cruel and controlling. She complained about him, said she wanted to leave, but then when push came to shove,… (more…)

How to Recover from a Narcissistic Relationship

by on October 7, 2018

When twelve years of marriage ended, Jack realized during the divorce that his wife was narcissistic. The cold-hearted way she treated their marriage and the divorce highlighted her insensitivity, arrogance, lack of remorse, and superiority complex. Now, Jack was left to pick up the pieces of his shattered life and find a way to move… (more…)

Narcissism Passed Down a Generation

by on October 7, 2018

At 12 years old, Tabitha was the polar opposite of her narcissistic parent. Her father was an overt grandiose narcissist who loved to brag about himself. Whenever Tabitha excelled, her father would take the credit but not before pointing out that he had accomplished even more. By contrast, Tabitha was subtle, hated the spotlight, and… (more…)

15 Tips on Parenting Budding Borderline Behavior

by on October 7, 2018

After several counselors, problems at school, relational difficulties, rages over nothing, irrational behavior, and now even a suicide attempt, Megan realized that something was terribly wrong with her 15-year-old daughter. Finally, a therapist who specializes in personality disorders suggested that this behavior was an early indicator of Borderline Personality Disorder. Because the official diagnosis cannot… (more…)

Are You a Narcissist?

by on October 7, 2018

Brenda stumbled upon the definition of narcissism while googling difficult bosses. Curious, she began reading several articles on the subject. At first, she only saw her boss as narcissistic but as she explored further, she began to wonder if she was a narcissist. Several of the characteristics ran true over the course of her life… (more…)

Parents of Narcissists: It’s Not You

by on October 7, 2018

Margret and Henry felt beaten down after a weekend visit with their daughter’s family. They were excited to see their grandchildren and spend time with their daughter but instead, they became the target of their daughter’s verbal attacks. At times, their daughter treated them like a complete stranger forbidding them to interact with the grandkids…. (more…)

Shame Based Parenting: A Narcissist’s Specialty

by on October 7, 2018

Victor’s therapist asked him the strangest question during his weekly session: “What do you obsess about the most?” He paused for a while to ponder the options, but one word kept resonating – shame. Was it true? Did he obsess about shame the most? A quick inventory over his day revealed several obsessive thought patterns… (more…)

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