Narcissists and psychopaths perpetrate most of the evil in our world.
They break the hearts and often minds and lives of those who love or trust them. They are the con artists who divest us of our precious savings, our hard won retirement, with mind-numbing skill.read more
The narcissist/psychopath does not work alone.
She creates a coterie, a group of people whose job it is to elevate her publicly and privately and to play various roles in her cruel self-serving schemes.
Some coteries are temporary, cultivated for a particular project. Others last longer.
All are discarded when the N/P has no further use for them, and members may eventually become targets themselves.read more
I’m often asked by psychotherapists and coaches whether it’s a good idea to take on narcissistic clients. Unfortunately, there’s no definitive answer.
BUT HERE ARE SOME THINGS TO CONSIDER:
• Narcissism is a continuum. Your potential client may have many traits, high on the continuum. Or s/he may have just a few, and they may be weak, strong, or a combination. If a client is at the low to low-moderate end of the spectrum and has high self-awareness, strong motivation, andread more
Narcissists and Psychopaths know how to make themselves very attractive to you.
And if you have a habit of becoming romantically involved with them, it is very likely indeed YOU know how to make yourself attractive to THEM.
Yes, it’s a dance.
You are dancing too, but it’s unlikely you’re aware of it.
That is the bad news.
The good news is …read more