7 Stellar Traits That Make Women Unwitting Sources of Narcissistic Supply

What traits make women vulnerable to becoming unwitting sources of narcissistic supply?
For the most part, certain "human" qualities that most would consider exemplary; and that narcissists** either disdain as weakness -- or regard as exclusive entitlements for themselves.
Why? As addicts, narcissists stop at nothing to get their fix.
Their drug of choice? Proving superiority ("false-self") means they (and their false-self or false-power) exist or are real. Without superiority,...

Conscious Lifestyle

The Neuroscience of Conscious-Love Relationships

Why are some interactions between you and your partner so intense? And why do you say and do things, at times, that knowingly make matters worse?

You've heard it before. Many of these reactive patterns were learned in early childhood, and literally, helped you survive the formative years when you were most vulnerable emotionally. Though these no longer serve you, most originated out of necessity to lower your fears, and thus for your physical survival.

Mere survival...


4 Components and 3 Agreements of Partners in Enriching Love Relations

The universe loves partnerships! Humans are wired to learn and maximize their own potential in the context of key relationships. And it's been noted that, in adulthood, couple relationships serve as top-notch schools that, by design, offer a series of ongoing opportunities for partners to, ideally, grow and heal themselves, break free of old comfort zones, and bring out the best in, hopefully, both self and...

Addictive Relating

The Neuroscience of Romantic Love – Part 4: The Masculine Wound and Feminine Wound

Excitement, exhilaration and thrills are the ingredients of romance, but not necessarily love. They can be part of an authentic love relationship, in aspects of fun and friendship, passion and sensuality. For romanticized love, however, thrills equate to love.

In a book titled, The Fisher King and the Handless Maiden, Dr. Robert A. Johnson weaves two tales from the Middle Ages to demonstrate how a deeper conflict rages in the...


Why Women Are Often MisLabeled Narcissists, 1 of 2

The term “narcissist” is commonly misapplied. Too often, the label is used to describe persons that trigger upsetting emotions in us at home or work, for example, those we judge as intense or demanding, easily frustrated or angered, and so on, or persons we judge as over-focused on looks or success, seeking attention or the spotlight.

These and other traits add confusion to identifying narcissism, as does the use of terminology such as "healthy narcissism" by...

Addictive Relating

4 Steps to Amp Up the Synergy of Heart-Power in Your Relationship

Words are powerful. They activate emotion states, or neurotransmitters. This means words have the power, to the extent they activate your imagination, one of the most powerful capacities, to shape your life and relationships.

When it comes to persons we cherish, for example, the power of words can be used to either build or tear down.

If you understand power as a perception, and your words as pure emotion-activating power that, accordingly, manipulate...

Addictive Relating

5 Ways to Know If His Love is “Real” or Narcissistic-Illusion

Love is an ongoing process of living deeply,, unquestionably the most profound of all human experiences that brings meaning to our lives. A couple relationship is a unique balancing act, in which two separate beings agree to engage their power, as partners, ideally to mindfully grow the capacity of each to love and recognize, honor and nurture the presence of both self and the other -- as both are works of works...

Addictive Relating

7 Child Predator Patterns for #MeToo to Consider By Using “The Tale” As a Case Study

In an Emmy-nominated film, The Tale, award-winning filmmaker Jennifer Fox presents her own #MeToo story of being groomed and sexually abused at age 13 by her athletic coach.

The film tastefully reveals exposes the painful process Fox experienced, as an adult, forced by circumstances to reassess her abuse as a child, and the many challenges she faced that allowed her to back her mind and sense of self and reality. Prompted by a supportive mother that...

Addictive Relating

5 Reasons Violence and Narcissism Are Not Gender Neutral

Despite misinformation campaigns with political agendas, and an increasing number of Hollywood movies and TV series over the years, in which gorgeous actresses star in roles portraying women as sadistic, conniving, ruthless killers, decades of research continue to reveal: heartless acts of violence are not gender neutral.

Neither is narcissism**, a set of behaviors associated with callous acts and heartlessness.

It's vital for men and women alike to understand the cultural forces that promote and legitimize violence...

Addictive Relating

7 Reasons a Narcissist Engages in Hoovering

Hoovering is a behavior pattern associated with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), and its more extreme manifestation on the spectrum, antisocial personality disorder (APD) or psychopathology.

Narcissists** are known to make contact with one or more past partners, or perhaps all, after a period of separation or when they perceive them as getting on with their life.

What sets hoovering apart from the otherwise "normal" behavior of contacting an old friend are the ruthless intentions.

Here are 7 narcissistic reasons a narcissist engages in...