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Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is real, and it's more common than you'd think
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10 Warning Signs of Word Salad

10 Warning Signs of Word Salad | Narcissistic Personality Disorder | Scoop.it

When they’re feeling threatened or bored, psychopaths will often use what’s called “word salad” as an attempt to regain control over you. Basically, it’s a conversation from hell. They aren’t actually saying anything at all. They’re just talking at you. Before you can even respond to one outrageous statement, they’re already on to the next. You’ll be left with your head spinning. Study the warning signs, and disengage before any damage can be done.

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Why It’s Smart to Let Toxic People Have the Last Word

Why It’s Smart to Let Toxic People Have the Last Word | Narcissistic Personality Disorder | Scoop.it
It’s tempting to think that getting the last word with a toxic person is worth pursuing, but there’s one thing that’s even better…
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Manufactured Emotions

Manufactured Emotions | Narcissistic Personality Disorder | Scoop.it

During a relationship with a psychopath, we are likely to experience a range of emotions that we’ve never felt before: extreme jealousy, neediness, rage, anxiety, paranoia, etc. After the inevitable devalue and discard, many of us blame ourselves. If only I hadn’t been so jealous, then maybe he wouldn’t have left me… If only I hadn’t been so needy, then maybe he wouldn’t have left me… If only I hadn’t been so—

Stop.

Those were not your emotions. I repeat: those were not your emotions. They were carefully manufactured by the psychopath in order to make you question your good nature. Victims are often of the mentality that they can forgive, understand and absorb all of the problems in a relationship. Essentially, they checkmate themselves by constantly trying to rationalize the abuser’s completely irrational behavior.

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STAY SAFE ACTION PLAN

Stay Safe Action Plan The most violent time in an abusive relationship is the minute the woman leaves, or tries to leave. In fact, in domestic violence cases, more than 70 percent of injuries and...
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6 Types of Emotional Abuse by Narcissistic Parents

6 Types of Emotional Abuse by Narcissistic Parents | Narcissistic Personality Disorder | Scoop.it
  1. REJECTING  Narcissistic Parents or caregivers who display rejecting behavior toward a child will often [purposefully or unconsciously] let a child know, in a variety of ways, that he or s...
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Harcèlement moral et perversion narcissique: clefs de décryptage

Harcèlement moral et perversion narcissique: clefs de décryptage | Narcissistic Personality Disorder | Scoop.it

Le harcèlement moral, la manipulation, l’emprise de personnalités toxiques sur des personnes qu’elles « élisent » comme leurs victimes / proies, sont beaucoup plus répandus et bien plus insidieux qu’on ne le pense… et que les médias, qui en parlent de plus en plus, ne les décrivent.


Que ce soit d’un point de vue humain, psychologique, psychosomatique, financier, matériel, professionnel, juridique, relationnel… Tous les domaines de vie d’une personne victime de harcèlement et/ou de manipulation sont atteints, parfois très profondément.


La victime perd toute confiance en elle, toute envie, tout désir, toute motivation et toute énergie. Elle en arrive à un stade de « renoncement », de déni d’elle-même.

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Bertrand Cantat et le suicide de son ex-femme : est-il un pervers narcissique ?

Bertrand Cantat et le suicide de son ex-femme : est-il un pervers narcissique ? | Narcissistic Personality Disorder | Scoop.it

Dans le schéma classique, bien connu des spécialistes de la violence psychologique, l'emprise s'installe petit à petit. Ensuite, les résistances psychiques de la victime cèdent les unes après les autres, de sorte qu'elle est de moins en moins à même de se libérer de l'emprise. Dans le pire scénario, si personne n'intervient et si la victime ne trouve pas la force de s'enfuir, elle se retrouve privée de tout espoir d'échapper à son conjoint violent et peut mettre fin à ses jours.

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Signs You Might Be Dating A Psychopath

Signs You Might Be Dating A Psychopath | Narcissistic Personality Disorder | Scoop.it
You feel like you are going crazy. You're always walking on eggshells. Your partner never takes responsibility or is the master of manipulation.
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Domestic Violence: Living in Fear

Women (and even men), let’s not be afraid to speak out. Yes, it might make your heart crumble to talk about. And yes, you might not stop crying for awhile… but SPEAK OUT, GET OUT.

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Domestic Violence and Abuse: Signs of Abuse and Abusive Relationships

Domestic Violence and Abuse: Signs of Abuse and Abusive Relationships | Narcissistic Personality Disorder | Scoop.it
Are you or someone you care about in an abusive relationship? Learn about domestic abuse, including the more subtle signs.
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Co-Parenting With A Sociopath: Keeping My Children Safe

Co-Parenting With A Sociopath: Keeping My Children Safe | Narcissistic Personality Disorder | Scoop.it
by Quinn Pierce
If I were to make a list of the events that have occurred in my family over the past month and asked an ordinary person to explain the motives(...)
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Elizabeth Loftus: The fiction of memory | Video on TED.com

Psychologist Elizabeth Loftus studies memories. More precisely, she studies false memories, when people either remember things that didn't happen or remember them differently from the way they really were.
Nathalie Hamidi's insight:

OH. MY. GOD.

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NARCSPEAK

NARCSPEAK | Narcissistic Personality Disorder | Scoop.it
Narcissists say the strangest things... and we are often left scratching our heads -- trying to make sense of the senseless.
Remember, Narcissists are not normal. They don't think like we do.
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Characteristics of a Victim of a Narcissistic Abuser

Characteristics of a Victim of a Narcissistic Abuser | Narcissistic Personality Disorder | Scoop.it

Now that you have begun to see some Red Flag behaviors that are common to narcissists, let’s look at some feelings and behaviors frequently reported by the victims.

 

Feeling guilty for “making” the narcissist feel the way he does. Chronically confused about their partner’s sudden changes in behavior. Frequently exhausted from never knowing what might happen next. Feeling like they have to “walk on eggshells” to avoid “rocking the boat”. Coming home to find Dr. Jekyll and suddenly discovering Mr. Hyde, and never knowing what caused the change. Always apologizing for “never doing things right”. Trying to keep a low profile to avoid being noticed. Making up stories to their friends and family about how they got the latest bruises. Blaming themselves for never doing things well enough...

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The Narcissistic Continuum: Narcissism Key: from healthy to pathological

The Narcissistic Continuum: Narcissism Key: from healthy to pathological | Narcissistic Personality Disorder | Scoop.it

So what does narcissism mean to you? Is narcissism a concept in psychoanalytic theory, a trait, a process, a personality variable, a disorder? Narcissism confounds most people and yours truly is frequently confused which is why narcissism remains endlessly fascinating and frustrating. Social psychologists disagree with clinical psychologists who disagree among themselves: is narcissism a part of normal psychological development as Kohut theorized; or is narcissism as Otto Kernberg suggests: "the libidinal investment in a pathological self-structure,” i.e.: the inability to love others.

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How To Forgive Even When People Aren’t Sorry

How To Forgive Even When People Aren’t Sorry | Narcissistic Personality Disorder | Scoop.it

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

 

Just to clarify, forgiveness is not:

 

Condoning bad behavior. Its a choice to move on, without bitterness, with or without an apology.

 

Passive and weak. Only the strongest people can practice forgiveness.  When you forgive, you might still set very clear and firm boundaries on your contact with someone. No one should passively allow abusive behavior to continue. With forgiveness, you can set your boundaries with a sense of peace and separate your own life from the fate of the abuser.

 

Denial. Feelings of anger and sadness should be deeply felt, expressed to yourself and others, maybe even to perpetrators. Forgiveness is intimately related to acceptance. Accept yourself, accept your past, accept whats happened in the past. Just don’t let past events frame your future or control your present.

 

A one time event. We forgive like walking up a spiral staircase. You can’t even see some of the steps ahead, or know how you will make it. But you take  a step at a time, and with each step you see a higher perspective on the way forgiveness opens up your life. If you can’t fully forgive someone, forgive them part way, and let that be a step in the right direction.

 

Forgiveness IS an act of liberation. It separates you from the perpetrator. It frees you from the past, and any negative energy that you hold within yourself, about yourself, towards another, towards life. You aren’t giving up power when you forgive. You are reclaiming power.

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Dupers Delight

Dupers Delight | Narcissistic Personality Disorder | Scoop.it

One thing that a sociopath feels is ‘dupers delight’. A sociopath doesn’t feel too many emotions. He can feel lots of things, anger, narcisstic rage, jealousy, paranoia, if it’s a feeling. But they don’t actually feel real feelings like other people feel. Its kind of an empty space.

 

Because of this sociopaths struggle with boredom and ways to get excitement. One way that they can get a rush is by manipulation and deceit, and deliberately conning someone. This is called dupers delight. The rush that they feel when they are conning someone who they feel is more stupid, and can’t see through their lies.

 

When found out, they do not feel bad for hurting you and they do not feel remorse or shame. Instead they feel a rush of endorphins, which for a sociopath is described as dupers delight.

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FUIR... MAIS OÙ , ET COMMENT ?

FUIR... MAIS OÙ , ET COMMENT ? | Narcissistic Personality Disorder | Scoop.it
La victime d'une personnalité toxique, lorsqu'elle comprend la relation destructrice dans laquelle elle est engagée, s'entend le plus souvent dire : "Quitte-le (la), sauve-toi, protège-toi, fiche l...
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A Story of narcissism and projection

A Story of narcissism and projection | Narcissistic Personality Disorder | Scoop.it

There was a Swan at the edge of a river and a scorpion approached asking the swan if she would kindly give him a ride to the other side of the river on her back. The swan said "no, you are a scorpion, you will sting me and I will die." The scorpion assured the swan that he wouldn't do that, all he wanted was a ride to the other side and he promised she was safe with him. So the swan gave in and allowed the scorpion to climb upon her back. She swan to the other side and just before reaching the shore the scorpion stung her and jumped to safety. As the swan was sinking, slowly dying from the poisons she asked the scorpion why he broke his promise and stung her. The scorpion said "I'm a scorpion, that is what I do."

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The Faces Of Domestic Violence: The Beginning, The Unseen and Unheard

The Faces Of Domestic Violence: The Beginning, The Unseen and Unheard | Narcissistic Personality Disorder | Scoop.it

The most blatant and most widely recognized form of domestic abuse is physical abuse.  What we don’t hear as much about is emotional/psychological abuse, financial/economic abuse and domestic violence by proxy--but just because you don’t hear about it or see it right out in the open doesn’t mean it isn’t as destructive, debilitating and dehumanizing as other forms of domestic violence.  Many times, as survivors we just didn’t have a name for what we were experiencing--or didn’t realize how bad it was until someone showed us the truth and a mirror.

 

We’re starting here, with the the Wheel of Power and Control (above) for a quick reference of what domestic abuse really is--and because for most people, domestic violence is not such a comfortable topic to bring up or ask about with friends or family and is often a shame & fear--with a twist of denial cocktail for so many, we are going to continue to shine a light on what domestic violence is and what you can do about it for yourself, others, or your community.

 

The Secret Sisters Q&A forum is aimed at answering the questions you’d really like to ask, never thought to ask, or wish a loved one could come to know about about domestic abuse.  Things so many may have just never had a name for, but have experienced and survived.

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Leslie Morgan Steiner: Why domestic violence victims don't leave

Leslie Morgan Steiner was in "crazy love" -- that is, madly in love with a man who routinely abused her and threatened her life. Steiner tells the dark story...
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Using the Judicial System to Stalk their ex partners

Using the Judicial System to Stalk their ex partners | Narcissistic Personality Disorder | Scoop.it
This  will go into how some  abusers use a different approach to harass their victims. A way that  allows them to legally have contact and harass their ex-partner, even  with a Restraining Order in...
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L'ADDITION S'IL VOUS PLAÎT

L'ADDITION S'IL VOUS PLAÎT | Narcissistic Personality Disorder | Scoop.it
- Kleenex (innombrables) - Heures perdues à attendre, heures perdues à trembler - Famille, amis, perdus de vue ; ceux qui fuient quand la parole se libère, conscients de ne rien pouvoir faire et tr...
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