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Speedy the Narcissist and the Funeral Meddling

Once upon a time, in a kingdom far, far away, there lived a narcissist. We'll call him Speedy. You've met Speedy before. He lived a fairly colorful life, full of conflict. He meddled with everything and , neighbors, family.

Now, Speedy had an acquaintance we'll call Fred. And one day, Fred died. It was very, very sad.

But I'm getting ahead of myself in the story!

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Narcissists Say “Mistakes Must Not Be Made”

"I'm sorry. I'm so sorry!" How many times have you said "I'm sorry" about a trifle. Forgetting something. Dropping something. Making a loud noise. Coughing. Sneezing. Getting sick. Just being human. Existing. But you're sorry. Very sorry.

I know you say "I'm sorry" all the time because you've told me so in comments, emails and Facebook posts. And I'm the same way. I apologize about everything. Could this be a sign of living in a narcissistic home!?!

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Portraits of Five Narcissists

You can't tell a narcissist just by looking. There's no one-size-fits-all model for narcissism. Although the underlying dynamics are the same, narcissists are as diverse and unique as non-narcissists. Oh, narcissists may all think in the same ways and even say similar things. But...
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What do Doctor Who, the Ood and Narcissistic Abuse Have In Common?

Where has Doctor Who been all my life? I mean, that show is Nirvana for geeks like me. But it took nine seasons of watching The Big Bang Theory before I finally decided to see what this "Doctor Who" that Sheldon and Leonard were always talking about was like. And it is awesome! No wonder the show's been going since 1963 (off and on.)

What I didn't expect was to find a Doctor Who episode that spoke...
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Speedy the Narcissist and Setting The Example

Once upon a time, in a kingdom far, far away, there lived a narcissist called Speedy. You've met him before. He liked to fight things.

He fought a speeding lost. He fought Speedy 1: Dogs 1. He even fought his three-year-old daughter over an uneaten plate of green peas...and lost. But Speedy never, ever gave up, which can be either a virtue or a vice, depending on the situation.

This story is about...
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