Narcissist in Your Family? 4 Tips for Dealing with Them

According to the DSM-5 manual of mental disorders, up to 6% of the adult population in the United States may have a narcissistic personality disorder. That’s about 20 million people. Chances are good that you or someone you know may be married to a narcissist, the son or daughter of a narcissist, the parent of a narcissist, or a sibling or a cousin. If so, you know that it can be very hard to cope with their constant criticisms, arrogant statements, preoccupation with themselves, disparaging remarks, and demands for admiration. Not only does this get tiresome, it can also wear down your own self-esteem, be exhausting, and absorb a huge amount of your time with nothing received in return. This article gives some suggestions for how you can deal with them without getting stuck in the mud or disliking yourself.

Walls, Wars and Parades: Understanding Narcissistic Leaders

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©2019 Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq.   WALLS:  Dividing people into winners and losers.WARS:  Highly defensive, the slightest criticism may send them into battle.PARADES:  Demands excessive doses of admiration and takes credit for what others have done.   A bio/psycho/social theory of why their patterns of behavior are predictable. It may be a narcissistic supervisor, business owner or political […]

Narcissism and Incivility: Is There a Connection?

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©2018 Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. Did you ever wonder where incivility comes from? Is it always what someone else is doing? It seems to have spread far and wide over the last few years. In all professions, in all organizations and in the larger society, we seem to be becoming more rude, more insulting and […]