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narcissism

Can You Tell a Narcissist by Where They Take You on a Date? Dr. Wendy L. Patrick

Can You Tell a Narcissist by Where They Take You on a Date? Dr. Wendy L. Patrick

How selection of venue reflects values. Wendy L. Patrick, J.D., Ph.D.     First dates are for first impressions. We size up potential paramours through everything from clothing to conversation, attitude to attire. Desiring to avoid narcissists and other toxic personalities, we are attuned to red flags during the early stages of a relationship, when […]

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Gaslighting, the emotional abuse

Gaslighting- The Emotional Abuse that Goes Unnoticed in a Relationship

  Gaslighting is the word of the year. We have some articles on this. Feelings of doubt, inferiority, anguish, and even depression are some of the consequences of gaslighting, a type of psychological abuse often invisible in a relationship, which is based on making the couple doubt their speech or even their own emotional stability

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Self-esteem among narcissists is ‘puffed up, but shaky’ By Dr. Nick Haslam

Self-esteem among Narcissists is ‘Puffed up, but Shaky’ By Dr. Nick Haslam

Self-esteem among narcissists is ‘puffed up, but shaky’ The combination of a narcissist’s high but easily undermined self-worth might seem paradoxical. pixabay, CC BY Nick Haslam, The University of Melbourne Like a grotesque mask reflected in a pool, narcissism has two faces, neither of them attractive. Narcissists have an inflated sense of self-worth, seeing themselves

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Psychopaths versus sociopaths: what is the difference? By Dr. Xanthé Mallett

Psychopaths versus sociopaths: what is the difference? By Dr. Xanthé Mallett

Psychopaths versus sociopaths: what is the difference? Television serial killer Dexter may be more of a psychopath than a sociopath due to his methodically delivered kills. Pimkie/Flickr, CC BY Xanthe Mallett, University of New England Psychopath and sociopath are popular psychology terms to describe violent monsters born of our worst nightmares. Think Hannibal Lecter in

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The Covert Narcissists Hooks: Flattery, Fantasy and Poor Me Syndrome. By Zoe Livesley

The Covert Narcissists Hooks: Flattery, Fantasy and Poor Me Syndrome. By Zoe Livesley

The Covert Narcissists Hooks: Flattery, Fantasy and Poor Me Syndrome The covert narcissist’s hooks won’t catch everyone, but they’re likely to entrap co-dependent and empathic personality types almost 100% of the time.  The covert narcissist differs in some ways from their louder counterpart – the covert narcissist, who is easier to spot with their strong

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How Narcissism is Impacting The Pandemic and Our Relationships

How Narcissism is Impacting The Pandemic and Our Relationships

How Narcissism is Impacting The Pandemic and Our Relationships   The Pandemic has had a major impact on our financial and personal lives. This wide-scale disruption to our way of living, and behaving, is new and daunting. As a result, many of us have begun following the health guidelines and safety regulations put into place

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The Internet Troll Archetype Mr. Paul Archer

The Internet Troll Archetype Mr. Paul Archer

“Some men just want to watch the world burn.” Internet trolls are an interesting phenomenon that has been getting some attention in psychology circles recently. I’m involved in a few emerging technology platforms, including Earth2 and Veve, and have witnessed on their forums the same archetypes, comments, and tactics being used. And it’s fascinating. Trolls and FUDders (fear, uncertainty,

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