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10 Unbelievable Behaviors Of The Narcissist


Do you know what narcissistic personality disorder is? Would you be able to spot it if you had to? For most people, their belief is that narcissism is "easy" to spot because laymen and pop psychology characterize narcissism as selfish ambition, arrogance, cockiness, inconsiderate of others, and a strong desire to be at the "top of the game."

But narcissism is truly difficult to spot in everyday life because some of the kindest and nicest people could be a narcissist hiding under a facade. Narcissism doesn't always shine through the moment you meet someone. In fact, narcissism may not fully bloom until you've married the person, accepted a job from a company led by a narcissist, or after many years of knowing the person. In reality, narcissistic personality traits are often hidden by the person's ability to "act" ways they know other people like.

Although you are probably familiar with the millions of articles already written on this topic, this article will highlight the most dangerous narcissistic traits you should avoid in your life. 


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Shaping Experiences: “What Has Caused My Trauma?”

Shaping experiences are experiences that we have as we go through life.

For children shaping experiences determine who they are likely to become as they grow older.

If these shaping experiences are traumatic or involve some kind of abuse, it is likely that the shaping experience will lead to a lifetime of heartache, trial and error, or emotional and psychological voids.

In this video, I discuss what these shaping experiences are.



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Challenges of Adult Children Of Mentally Unhealthy Parents

Having a mental illness can be very difficult, especially when trying to raise a family.

Raising children has been labeled one of the most difficult jobs in the world! I can't disagree.

So having a mental illness and trying to raise a family can sometimes feel impossible to manage.

As a result, some parents may fail to meet the needs of the child or simply give up.

But there are also those parents who simply don't put in the effort and aren't well enough to be a parent.

In this article, I will review and discuss the outcomes of adult children of mentally ill parents who don't seek treatment.


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25 Signs You Grew Up With An Unhealthy Parent

What was your upbringing like?

Would you be able to point out some really stable points in time where your parent was everything you needed?

Would you be able to point out some really unstable points in time?

If you are able to point out both you most likely had a "normal" upbringing.

But if all you can recall are negative and unstable periods of time that were possibly even traumatic, you most likely grew up under an unhealthy and psychologically unstable parent.

In this article/video, I discuss the 25 signs your parent may have been unstable.


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How To Identify And Understand PTSD Triggers

How to identify the things that trigger us can be quite complicated.

Some of us can tolerate and tolerate until we explode.

Others can't tolerate the slightest frustration in their environment.

But it's important to stop and question yourself about what triggers you on a daily basis.

It's also important to understand the specific triggers to your PTSD and other trauma symptoms.

In this article (and video), I discuss and identify common triggers.


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Holiday Preparation: 5 Challenges You May Encounter

What is your perspective on the holiday season this year?

Did it come too fast for you? Or are you ready?

There are mixed emotions this year from so many people I know and I'm not sure we, as a society, understand why. Some people hint at the fact that our country is in such chaos that celebrating a holiday seems selfish, misdirected, and difficult.

This article will discuss 5 challenges you may be facing this holiday season.


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Childhood: 5 Ways To Overcome Grief & Trauma

Acceptance.

What comes to mind when you hear that term?

Does it seem like something you should do when you are ready?

Does it seem like something you will never be able to do?

Do you believe that acceptance means forgiveness, denial, or contentedness? If so, allow me to expand your view of acceptance through this article.

This article will discuss the grief & loss process while also highlighting what acceptance means. I also offer tips on hope to cope with each stage.



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Intergenerational Trauma: Negative Talk That Keeps You Stuck

Do you think you may have experienced inter-generational trauma in your family?

Do you think it made a lasting impact on your behaviors, perceptions, and level of motivation in life?

If so, you are certainly not alone.

In this article, I will be discussing what this looks like and the various ways it negatively impacts your development throughout the lifespan.

It doesn't just stop the moment you become an adult. Inter-generational trauma is a "lifespan" issue.