3 Ways to Assess Your Level of Narcissism

Identify harmful self-absorption from normal selfishness. Self-centeredness could be a subconscious defense mechanism. Early in your life, there might have been instances when you felt powerless and small, possibly due to a paren…

Celebrity Narcissism Might Be Unavoidable

Recently, Kanye West has proclaimed that he is "God's vessel," too busy making history to notice, and the voice of his generation. He also laments that his greatest frustration is not being able to watch himself per…

Is Narcissism on the Rise?

Is today's culture and parenting to blame for increased Narcissism? St udies on Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) indicate that Americans in their 20's are significantly more likely to have NPD than those over 60. C…

The Four Key Aspects of Narcissism

Narcissism refers to an inflated sense of self-importance and entitlement, a strong need for power, success, and admiration, and a sensitivity to criticism. However, narcissism is not a one-size-fits-all concept. A narcissist’s d…

Are Covert Narcissists Paranoid?

Are Covert Narcissists Paranoid? Covert narcissists, often misunderstood, can exhibit intense paranoia that reveals the underlying turmoil of their psyche. These individuals, who outwardly appear modest or shy, are actually deep…

Recognizing a Covert Narcissist Early in the Relationship

Recognizing a Covert Narcissist Early in the Relationship: My Personal Experience Entering a new relationship can be thrilling, filled with excitement and the promise of a new connection. However, it's crucial to stay alert …

When Does the Narcissist Bring Out the New Hidden Supply

When Does the Narcissist Bring Out the New Hidden Supply? Narcissists are notoriously manipulative, deceitful, and lacking in empathy. They thrive on control, validation, and adoration, often at the expense of those around them…

What the Research Says About the Best TV Shows for Your Child

In an ideal world, children would spend every moment of their day engaged in educational and enriching activities, and parents would have no need for iPads or Netflix. However, in reality, screens are a part of most parents' …

3 Ways to Identify Chemistry and Compatibility Differences

Chemistry attracts, but compatibility keeps us together. Many people seek therapy burdened by disappointment and disillusionment from failed relationships. They might express: "I'm still reeling from the shock. Everythin…

How to Prepare for Childbirth: A Major Parenting Decision

As I write this article, I am seven months pregnant with my sixth child. Discussing childbirth fills me with both deep concern and great hope, as I see a growing recognition of women's needs and rights during this critical ti…

Silent Struggle: Why People Don't Reveal Suicidal Thoughts

Many people dealing with suicidal thoughts often don't share their feelings, even with doctors or family members. As  it's Mental Health Awareness Month, it's important to note that 10 million U.S. adults have suicida…

Boredom and Our Perception of Time

A new study explores a possible connection between boredom and our sense of time. Ev en though we all experience boredom, the scientific study of boredom is relatively new. In fact, the first journal dedicated to this topic (the …

What's the Connection Between Attachments and Authenticity?

Authenticity isn’t discovered in isolation but through relationships. Wh y do so many people struggle with authenticity, and how does this connect to complicated family dynamics or a less-than-ideal childhood? Many people feel di…

6 Reasons You Dislike Being Told What to Do

Understanding why we react negatively to others' demands can help us respond more effectively. Thi nk about how you feel when someone tells you to do something whether it's a boss, a partner, a parent, or anyone else. Cha…

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