STEP 1: UNDERSTAND IT - We educate ourselves on the personality of a narcissist.
Narcissist Recovery Blog
At times, I know it feels like the pain will never end, but believe me it will if you take the steps necessary to work through your feelings and find yourself again. In my opinion, until you work the 6 Steps and dig deep within to heal, you will remain stuck in a state of pain, confusion, self-doubt and obsessive thinking.
The Six Steps on The Path Forward include:
I recently noticed a member post to our forum about the difficulty she is having getting angry. A friend of mine, currently going through a breakup with a raging narcissist, told me the same thing last week….that she’s having trouble getting mad and feels stuck in a state of overwhelming sadness.
The Six Steps I created on The Path Forward are not rocket science, but in my opinion, you must work each and every one of them in order to heal from a narcissist and that includes honoring your anger.
President Trump’s latest Cabinet meeting might have been the most nauseating display of pathological narcissism the press has ever witnessed in the White House. Instead of letting the media leave after the requisite amount of photos were taken, Donald Trump insisted on commending his administration. Only to continue to say, they have helped him get more accomplished than any President since Franklin D. Roosevelt. This is not true, of course. It’s quite the opposite, actually.
Recent events have made it difficult to deny we now live in an America where unabashed narcissism is rewarded everywhere we look. From Donald Trump’s Twitter rants to Greg Gianforte’s assault on an innocent journalist, it seems people no longer believe the rules apply to them and it’s ok to be a bully.
Does it seem that narcissism has not only taken over the oval office, but is now beginning to dominate your own workplace? If so, you are not alone. Increasing rates of narcissism are forcing many to deal with the reality of the narcissist at work.
I am happy to share with you that I will be participating in this year’s 2nd Annual Healing from Narcissistic Abuse Virtual Summit in honor of World Narcissistic Abuse Awareness Day, which is today, Thursday, June 1st.
World Narcissistic Abuse Awareness Day (WNNAD) is celebrated on June 1st every year and is a growing global movement dedicated to raising the profile of narcissistic abuse. To learn more about WNAAD or to join the cause, please visit http://www.wnaad.com
While narcissism has become a sign of our times, it is often misunderstood. Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is a disguise for a deep-seated sense of shame the person with NPD lives with, but often does not realize. The shame and insecurity they feel causes them to lash out at others and be overly controlling and abusive in their relationships. Learning about NPD and how it manifests itself in both personal and work relationships is an essential survival skill in today’s increasingly narcissistic world.
Spring is a very symbolic and powerful time. It is a time of rebirth and renewal. A time to rise again. We lose ourselves in the narcissist. Whether you celebrate Easter, Passover or Bodhisattva, Spring is a time for us to tap into our innate potential and find ourselves again.
Finding yourself after being in a relationship with a narcissist is not easy, but absolutely necessary in order to heal. I believe we must tap into our spirituality in order to connect with ourselves again. I am a spiritual person, but not an overly religious person.
Narcissism has become a sign of our times. You probably don’t need anyone to point this out to you. Nor does one need to be told that working for a narcissistic boss can have negative effects on your mental health. However, did you know that a new study from the University of Manchester’s Business School has found that those who work for narcissistic leaders are more likely to engage in counter-productive work behavior of their own?
Valentine’s Day means different things to different people. Some dismiss it is as nothing more than a Hallmark holiday while others have grand expectations of what their loved ones should do to express their love on the fourteenth of February.
Either way you choose to look at it, I’d like to give you an opportunity to share the gift that keeps on giving with your loved ones…..knowledge. Knowledge is power as we always say. I’ve been writing about narcissism for close to ten years now and what never ceases to amaze me is the lack of knowledge out there on this topic.
I often receive messages from people telling me they are concerned they might be a narcissist. I’d like to respond to anyone asking themselves this question by saying most likely you are NOT. At least, you’re not the kind of narcissist I try to warn others about through my books and on-line forum.
I know I said I'm not turning my page into a political platform, but I will make this one exception because I believe public education is an important issue for us all. My mom spent her career in public education (teaching and as a Principal) and if she had not e-mailed me about Betsy Devos, I would not know why she is trending in the news today........below is why: