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Archives for September, 2015

Communication

5 Possible Reasons We Are Attracted To Narcissists

Do you personally know a narcissist who seems perfect in every way of the word perfect? Is it possible that this person is a great actor/actress with a thin layer of confidence hidden under the confident, self-assured surface? For many narcissists this calm demeanor is exactly what the problem is. For family and friends of my previous narcissistic clients, the narcissist is often "unphased and shows no guilt." For other narcissists, their ego is often stroked by how...
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Communication

6 Ways To Protect Yourself From the Narcissist in Your Life

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Last week I discussed 10 signs of narcissistic behavior that can be very detrimental to others, primarily those who have grown to trust the narcissist. That article was written with the goal of stimulating discussion (and even disagreement) to help broaden our lens about the topic. As you know, narcissistic behaviors are often inflexible, self-centered, vain, and egotistical. No matter how nice or caring some narcissists may appear,...
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Communication

10 Signs You’re Dealing With An Emotionally Needy Narcissist

It is almost impossible to discuss the topic of narcissism without being compared to the 200,000 articles online that addresses this topic. The topic of sociopathy and narcissism are by far the most popular topics on the web to date. Why? Because so many of us live, work, or exist with a narcissist at one point in our lives. It's almost inevitable to meet up with a narcissist...
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Child & Adolescent Mental Health

9 Signs of Traumatic Bonding: “Bonded to the abuser”

What do you know about child abuse? What should you know about child abuse? Did you know that abuse is one of the most traumatizing events that a child could experience? For many children, abuse is unexpected and their ability to cope is often disproportionate to the abuse. Trauma is often defined as a terrible event that outweighs a child's ability to cope (National Child Traumatic Stress Network, 2015). This inability to cope often leads...
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Communication

15 Ways To Make Therapy Worth Your Energy

Therapy can be a big waste of time. But therapy can also be one of the best things that could ever happen to you. What makes the difference is who you have as your therapist, how invested you are in treatment, how long treatment is, and the type of mental or emotional health challenge you are dealing with. As a therapist who has worked with a variety of people (children, teens, adults), some of the...
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