Tag Archives: shame

The Confusing Narcissistic Cycle of Abandonment and Return

by on February 27, 2018

“I never want to see you again,” Marie shouted to her husband as she slammed the door on the way out. Adam stood still wondering if she would immediately turn around as she had so many times before or if she would dramatically wait. Either way, he was no longer going to nervously run after… (more…)

Why Adults Throw Toddler Temper Tantrums

by on January 15, 2018

“This is ridiculous,” James said after witnessing his soon-to-be ex-wife losing it because she didn’t get her way. She sounded like a 2-year-old who didn’t get a piece of candy with the same level of irrational reasoning. Her arms were flinging around, she threw a few small objects, her voice raised a couple of octaves,… (more…)

The Secret Lie of Narcissism

by on October 31, 2017

Beneath all of that bravado and charm lies a hidden secret the narcissist doesn’t want you to find. They will do anything to protect their secret from you. They might lie about it.  Or they might divert your attention with an innovative story. Or they might project their secret onto you. Come close to figuring… (more…)

The Addicted Narcissist

by on October 12, 2017

One of the hardest types of people to deal with is a narcissist in the middle of their addiction. They are completely exhausting. The combined selfishness of narcissism and addictive behavior is overpowering, relentless, callous, and frequently abusive. This destructive blend of arrogant thinking in that they are always right and that they do not… (more…)

30 Different Types of Controlling People

by on October 12, 2017

“This person is so controlling,” is stated about someone who instructs others on who they are, how they feel, what to think, and how to act. It is exhausting to be around this type of person. But how do they operate? Controllers tend to use the same tactic over and over in multiple environments. Once… (more…)

How to Handle Controlling People

by on October 12, 2017

Can controlling people be successfully managed? It depends on the type of behavior and the willingness to try several tactics. A controller can be a friend, neighbor, boss, co-worker, spouse, or parent. Here are several ways to effectively deal with them. Identify the type of controlling behavior. There are many ways a person can be… (more…)

How to Divorce a Narcissist

by on October 12, 2017

Divorcing a narcissist is grueling because they refuse to be on the receiving end of someone leaving them. Their superior narcissistic ego will not allow the possibility that there might be something wrong with them. So they try numerous push away abusive tactics followed by pull closer romantic methods to keep the spouse from separating…. (more…)

How to Think Like a Narcissist

by on October 12, 2017

Why would anyone want to intentionally think like a narcissist? The way a narcissist thinks is so foreign that in order predict their next move, a person needs to think like them. This is useful in divorce and civil litigation, contract negotiation, parenting and spousal dynamics, and team environments. Here are some common ways narcissists… (more…)

A Narcissist’s Hidden Shame

by on September 27, 2017

Angela and Neal had been married for ten years when the truth about her past started to surface. Neal thought she came to the United States to get better life from her country of origin, Serbia. She told him stories of living on the streets, being physically abused by family members, and a chaotic nation… (more…)

The Unspoken Rules for Living with a Narcissist

by on August 31, 2017

Every family has unspoken rules like: don’t wake-up mom when she is taking a nap, no matter what it tastes like say dad’s cooking is good, or always clean before grandma comes to the house. These guidelines are followed without question to keep the family running smoothly. However, when a narcissist is added to the… (more…)

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