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. 


How To Change Your Behaviors & Thoughts

Do you feel that you are able to change ingrained patterns of behavior that you have had for a long time?

If not, you're not alone!

Most people feel that behaviors (as well as thoughts) are difficult to change.

And they are right.

Behavior modification requires dedication, strength, and courage.

In this short article (video), I discuss the A-B-C Model of behavior management.


“Why Is My Family Always Fighting?” Intergenerational Trauma

Intergenerational trauma is a rare topic for mainstream society.

Sadly, that's one of the reasons why a lot of families continue to suffer throughout generations.

Do you have a family that seems to have problems throughout generations and display ingrained patterns of behavior?

If so, you are not alone. In fact, these ingrained patterns may be a sign of intergenerational trauma.

In today's article (and short video), I will be discuss this concept further.


Tips: Moving Past “Mind Blindness” (Anosognosia) In Psychosis

Do you have a loved one or someone you care about who doesn't believe they have a serious mental illness?

Do you find it difficult to help this person understand the importance of getting help?

Anosognosia is the clinical term for not having the appropriate insight into one's mental illness . It can take weeks, months, and/or years before the individual ever comes to terms with their mental illness.

In this brief article (video), I will be discussing ways to communicate with your loved one without furthering their frustration.


Understanding How Delusions Work: The Basics Explained

Would you know what to say to someone who suffered from delusional thoughts?

Do you have a loved one who suffers from psychosis?

Managing a relationship with someone who has delusional thoughts or psychotic symptoms can seem impossible. The misrepresentation, the delusional beliefs, the labile moods, the racing thoughts, the assumptions, and many of the other complicated symptoms can truly break apart a relationship.

In this brief review,  I discuss the basics of psychotic disorders, primarily schizophrenia.


“Can I Heal From My Toxic Family Trauma?” Practical Tips

Would you consider your family toxic?

What about unhealthy?

It's often difficult to see one's family as "toxic," "unhealthy," or "traumatic." No one wants to believe their family fits this description. We want to tall believe that our family is a beautiful puzzle and array of characteristics, behaviors, opinions, styles, cultures, fashion, etc.

But the reality is that family isn't this cut and dry. In fact, the principles of family therapy can help us understand just how complicated the family system or structure is.

In this brief article (video), I discuss a few ways to manage difficult and unhealthy family dynamics.


“I Think My Parent Is A Sociopath:” Cluster Traits & Behaviors

Would you say that you had a fairly "normal" childhood?

Would you say that you understood the behaviors and actions of your parents?

Sadly, some people would say that they grew up under "horrible" conditions and "horrible parents."

These individuals would most likely consider their parents a sociopath. Maybe even a psychopath.

In this brief article (video), I discuss the sociopathic traits of unhealthy and unstable parents.


“Is My Parent Disturbed?” How Unhealthy Parents Behave

Can you remember the impact of your childhood?

Can you remember how your father and mother (or guardian) treated you?

For most adults they have a pretty healthy and positive view of their parents. Most of the adults I see in counseling remember the good and the bad and the challenges but overall they report a positive experience.

Unfortunately, not everyone can remember or access a positive and healthy childhood. These individuals were traumatized by the kind of parent(s) they had.

In this short article and video, I discuss the behavioral characteristic of these unhealthy parents and how they tend to behave in the lives of their children.