Anatomy of a Narcissist: Looking Beyond the DSM-5 Definition
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by Julie L Hall
1y ago
First published on Psychology Today, March 25, 2023. To understand the trauma narcissists induce in others, we often focus on their external behaviors and how those behaviors affect the people around them. But what is really going on in the narcissistic... The post Anatomy of a Narcissist: Looking Beyond the DSM-5 Definition appeared first on ..read more
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The Narcissist’s Airtight Victim Narrative
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by Julie L Hall
1y ago
Exaggerated victimhood is a form of narcissistic grandiosity. The post The Narcissist’s Airtight Victim Narrative appeared first on ..read more
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Scapegoating: Projective Identification in the Narcissistic Family
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by Julie L Hall
1y ago
Through the projective identification process, the parents both interpret and induce behavior in the child to identify with their projections. The post Scapegoating: Projective Identification in the Narcissistic Family appeared first on ..read more
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Coming Out of Denial About Your Narcissistic Parent A to Z
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by Julie L Hall
1y ago
Children of narcissistically disordered parents experience profound violations of trust and ongoing assaults to their sense of reality, identity, and self-esteem. For this population, one of the most difficult aspects of recovery is overcoming denial about what they have experienced... The post Coming Out of Denial About Your Narcissistic Parent A to Z appeared first on ..read more
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How Narcissists Weaponize Praise
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by Julie L Hall
1y ago
Ah, praise. It can lift us up and send us flying to lofty heights. It can validate, it can motivate, it can inspire. And, as is true of anything with the power to make us feel so good, praise has a... The post How Narcissists Weaponize Praise appeared first on ..read more
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13 Ways Narcissistic Parents Sabotage Their Kids
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by Julie L Hall
1y ago
People with narcissistic personalities are relational antagonists who compulsively undercut others to gain a sense of control and superiority. Even when they are shining an idealizing light on someone, it is a form of manipulation—through flattery and praise—, which can (and... The post 13 Ways Narcissistic Parents Sabotage Their Kids appeared first on ..read more
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Insecure Attachment in Children of Narcissists
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by Julie L Hall
1y ago
In order to ban autocracy, exploitation, and inequality in the world, we must first realize that the first inequality in life is that of child and adult. —Erik Erikson For humans, a highly social species dependent on the group for survival,... The post Insecure Attachment in Children of Narcissists appeared first on ..read more
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Are Your Kids Safe with Their Narcissistic Grandparents?
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by Julie L Hall
1y ago
One of the most confusing and difficult issues many adult children of narcissists face is how to navigate the relationship between our children and their narcissistic grandparents. Even after identifying the dysfunction in our parents and acknowledging the neglect and... The post Are Your Kids Safe with Their Narcissistic Grandparents? appeared first on ..read more
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26 Signs Your Golden Child Brother Is a Narcissist
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by Julie L Hall
1y ago
Dysfunctional, narcissistic families typically feature inequities, and one of the most common forms of inequity is parental favoritism of one child over another. In a survivalist, hierarchical narcissistic family system, there are many reasons parents select a particular child to elevate and another to... The post 26 Signs Your Golden Child Brother Is a Narcissist appeared first on ..read more
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9 Excuses We Make for Forgiving Our Unrepentant Narcissistic Parents
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by Julie L Hall
2y ago
Forgiveness is often touted as the holy grail of healing. Indeed, releasing anger and resentment toward someone who has hurt us can be freeing. But when it comes to forgiving narcissistic parents, the impulse to forgive too soon is treacherous... The post 9 Excuses We Make for Forgiving Our Unrepentant Narcissistic Parents appeared first on ..read more
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