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Evicting Your Narcissist’s Voice From Your Head

Now I realize The Big Bang Theory isn't exactly the DSM-5. For that matter, neither is Doctor Who. But you'd be surprised how much you can learn, psychologically speaking, from geeky TV shows.

For example, whenever I hear my narcissists' voices reverberating in my mind, I'm reminded of The Table Polarisation, Season 7, Episode 16 of TBBT. In a nutshell, Leonard, my codependent doppelgänger, and his girlfriend Penny are shopping for a dining room table, a piece of furniture...
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Narcissistic Hoover and Discard at Warp Speed

"Ah, this takes me back," Howard commented on The Big Bang Theory. "...I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love your new stuff, but once in a while it’s nice to hear the hits." And it's the "hits," the "classics," the basics of narcissism we're revisiting this month in Narcissism Meets Normalcy.

What I didn't expect was for Fate to put me through a hoover/discard scenario with a real-life narcissist over the weekend. It was amazing how fast it all happened! At...
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Is Jesus All You Need for Emotional Healing?

All my life I've watched people stand up in church and tearfully tell how all their problems were solved by inviting Jesus into their heart (a phrase not found in the Bible, btw.) And all my life, their claims bothered me. I just didn't buy it. No therapy. No counseling. No journaling. No learning. No soul searching. No recovery. Their testimonies implied that Jesus healed everything from pain from narcissistic abuse to addiction with absolutely no effort on their part, no...
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4 Traits That Make Identifying Narcissism a Guessing Game

Let's clear the fog. At least four traits often associated with narcissism, wittingly or unwittingly, cause confusion instead.
They lead to costly errors that mask the real narcissists, perhaps also fall into their plan, for example, to blame-shift the label to a partner they are smearing. Many therapists are at risk of being bamboozled, and need to identify a narcissist...
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