Too Many Prehistoric Toads

What type of person brings out the best in you? What type of person brings out the worst in you? Do you ever wonder which type you are for others? Do you bring out the best in people or do you bring out the worst in them? I was thinking about that last night while... Continue Reading →

Learn Narcissist in 5 Minutes for FREE

So you want to learn Narcissist in 5 minutes for free. Okay. The clock is ticking. Let's do this. But before we go any further I need to answer a few questions. It won't take me more than a kazillion years. Take a seat, shut up and put up with it. No, not on that... Continue Reading →

A Soul Seeking Safety in a Land of Psychological Explosions

Have you ever been stalked by an issue. Found your attention repeatedly drawn to a subject. Everything you see, read, hear, seems to be conspiring to get you to focus on it. It won't let you ignore it. You can't get away from it. This past week the subject of depression keeps cropping up in... Continue Reading →

Narcasm: The New Year and Narcissists

As I was prepping this post to begin writing it, my internet connection experienced a failure. It's not something worth having a tantrum about unless you're a narcissist. The new WordPress editor automatically saves progress seconds after you do anything. If the connection gets disrupted, a little pink banner pops up in the editor to... Continue Reading →

The Worth of Words

Are you woke? Are you a special snowflake? Are you an entitled Millennial? Are you getting annoyed by those questions? I'm still not entirely sure what those words mean or at least what people mean when they use them like that. Fights may break out if you ask a forum of people online what those... Continue Reading →

Narcasm: Fighting and Wanting Narcissists

Yesterday was the Winter Solstice for the Northern hemisphere, marking the darkest point of the year. It was pouring with rain last night. It was so heavy, pounding the roof above me. It felt as though it was never going to stop. This morning it's bright and sunny. Maybe it'll stay clear and I'll be... Continue Reading →

Narcasm: Love and Hate and the Narcissist

Do narcissists have feelings? That's a question which sometimes comes up in discussions about narcissists. It's a question which perplexes me every time someone asks it, because in my experience of the narcissists in my life, our interactions and relationships have always been about their feelings. Your feelings don't matter. Your feelings are never as... Continue Reading →

Narcasm: Making Everyone Unhappy for the Holidays

Trusting a narcissist is one of those experiences which usually ends up with people swearing an oath to themselves never to trust anyone, including themselves, ever again. However there is one thing you can always trust a narcissist to do and that is to ruin the holidays for everyone. Even if you don't celebrate any... Continue Reading →

What To Say To Someone Who Always Disappoints You

This is one of those posts where I take a search term from my blog's stats and then write a bunch of stuff about it. This particular search term - What to say to someone who always disappoints you - stood out because I'm one of those someone's who always succeeds in disappointing people. How... Continue Reading →

Narcasm: Films about Narcissists

Can you remember the last film you watched? Did you love it or loathe it? What was it about? And what was it about it which made you want to watch it (and then maybe wished you hadn't done that)? Do you have a favourite movie? Why is it your favourite? Is it the story... Continue Reading →

Narcasm: Giving Gifts to Narcissists

So it's Christmas, and you have a narcissist in your life who expects to get what they want or else... But what is it that they want? Do they want fame? Fortune? Eternal youth? Immortality? Attention? Everything? Well, yes... but even if you could give them all of that, there's probably something else they want... Continue Reading →

Narcasm: A Series about Narcissists

Do narcissists know it's Christmas? Do they know this time of year isn't all about them getting what they want from others? And if they don't get what they want for Christmas, do they know that having a tantrum about it and then giving others the silent treatment punishment isn't really going to make them... Continue Reading →

And the Mortal Moral of the Story is…

The people who sold you their morals are mortal and will die, leaving you holding the baby. They're dead now. But that's not as bad as it seems, for them anyway, for you... The baby didn't belong to them, and since they're dead they can't tell you where they got it from... ...you haven't checked... Continue Reading →

Hidden Tensions

Hmm. We're having trouble finding that site. Updating failed. Try again later. We can't connect to the server... he's fed up of serving you, carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders, so he dropped it and just walked away leaving a trail of devastation in his wake. And boom! The Wifi world which... Continue Reading →

How Do You Deal With Pain?

Pain comes in many forms, shapes, sizes, and... people. Every person you see, meet, bump into on the street or online is in pain, has been in pain, will be in pain. Pain is everywhere and in everything. When I was going through a particularly overly sensitive period, I used to avoid the section in... Continue Reading →

Losing Sight of the Fact that We are People

When you read a post on a blog, an article in the news, a book, a tweet, or look at the cover of a glamour magazine, browse Instagram, Facebook, watch a video, TV or a film, do you see people? When you look in the mirror, or at a photo of yourself, do you see... Continue Reading →

Two Narcissists in a Relationship? – a personal story

I was recently asked about how two narcissists ended up together. The two narcissists in question are my father and my mother... How did they hook up? What made them decide to turn that hooking up into a marriage? If one narcissist needs the world to revolve around him/her, how on earth could having two... Continue Reading →

Repost: How To Play The Narcissist’s Game

A quick (it's not going to be quick) intro: This is one of the top posts on my blog. Yesterday evening I decided to re-read it. This morning I decided to repost it. Why? I am surprised by how good it is. That might sound strange, but I am a strange person. I am partly... Continue Reading →

How to Live with a Narcissist in Your Environment – part 3

Someone recently asked me to write a post to share my perspective on how to find a measure of balance in life, love, and relationships when you have a narcissist in your environment. At the end of part 2 of How to Live with a Narcissist in your Environment, I said that the experience of... Continue Reading →

How to Live with a Narcissist in your Environment – part 2

Someone recently asked me to write a post to share my perspective on how to find a measure of balance in life, love, and relationships when you have a narcissist in your environment. In part 1 of How to Live with a Narcissist in your Environment, I shared a little bit of my own experience... Continue Reading →

How to Live with a Narcissist in your Environment

Someone recently asked me to write a post to share my perspective on how to find a measure of balance in life, love, and relationships when you have a narcissist in your environment. Before I share my perspective, I'm going to share a summary of my story to put my perspective into context. I am... Continue Reading →

The Korean Drama Guide to Narcissists – page three

So in the previous post -  The Korean Drama Guide to Narcissists - page two  -  I stated that: "...page three ... will be my attempt at a partial recap of a Kdrama which I partially watched and then bailed on because… the Narcissists, the Narcissists… took over the show..." I'm rather in awe of... Continue Reading →

The Korean Drama Guide to Narcissists – page two

In the previous post - The Korean Drama Guide to Narcissists - page one - I mentioned that: "...As a teenager I watched a couple of US Soap Operas and made the comparison between them and life with my parents. I once pointed that out to my mother, and after that she would gleefully announce... Continue Reading →

The Korean Drama Guide to Narcissists – page one

The other day in a post I said the following: "...although I am beginning to think that I may have been Korean in a previous life due to how comfortable I feel with what I’ve gleaned of the culture from my recent obsession with Kdrama..." I didn't think much about my words when I wrote... Continue Reading →

The Zen of Narcissists: Lessons 1 to 8

[Please note: This is a repost of a series in its entirety (so this is a loooong post) published in January 2014. Number 7 seems to be missing - I may have just jumped from 6 to 8 without checking where I was numerically, or maybe I did check and still missed #7. I can't... Continue Reading →

Repeat Performance – thoughts on relationships with Narcissists and the recovery process

Last night I watched an old film - Repeat Performance (1947) - which triggered an old wound, releasing some new insights into myself and my story for me personally. . . The synopsis of the film on IMDb is as follows: "On New Year's Eve 1946, Sheila Page kills her husband Barney. She wishes that... Continue Reading →

Narcissistic Behaviour versus Being a Narcissist/Having Narcissistic Personality Disorder

I was recently asked a question in a comment: "You mentioned in one of the steps about making sure they aren’t acting narcissistic versus being a narcissist. I searched on google, “what’s the difference between acting narcissistic versus being a narcissist or NPD.” No site made a separation between essentially stating you can’t act narcissistic... Continue Reading →

Strange Gifts – Am I the Narcissist or is He/She?

Q: Am I the Narcissist or is he/she? A: It's not as simple as that. Q: Why isn't it as simple as that? I want it to be that simple so that I can move on from the conflicts, confusion, cognitive dissonance, discomfort, that question is causing for me, and get on to the next... Continue Reading →

The Red Flags I Use To Recognise A Narcissist

One of the most important things which you can do for yourself is to - Know Yourself. Self-knowledge is personal power. . . Getting to know yourself is a process which continuously happens over your entire lifetime. It starts off when you are born, simply, as you discover your own body, as you experience sensations,... Continue Reading →

What Are The Strange Gifts of Children of Narcissists? – series recap

What if I told you that you as you are, here, now, in this moment, are fine, perfect, far more than good enough... . . I know I don't know you, and you don't know me. I am not going to tell you to trust me - children of Narcissists have learned that the words... Continue Reading →

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