When people find themselves entangled in a relationship they are finding it very hard to get out of, understanding how they were vulnerable in the first place is a big step toward doing so.
Recently a study found a strong correlation between people with dark triad traits and the phenomenon known as "signaling," specifically "virtue" and "victim signaling."
The Little Shaman discusses difficulties diagnosing narcissistic spectrum disorders.
The Little Shaman discusses things pathologically narcissistic people are hiding.
The Little Shaman discusses black and white thinking in narcissistic relationships.
What makes it so hard for loved ones to understand that narcissists don't change? The Little Shaman discusses.
We don't go to Home Depot to get our groceries. It makes no sense to keep trying to get something from a place where they don't have it.
What is reactive abuse? How does it happen and what can you do about it? Read on to find out.
What is the narcissistic harem? What is its function? Why do narcissists create harems? Read on to find out.
The perception of narcissistic people is often called paranoid, unrealistic, eccentric, even delusional. How much does it affect their behavior and mindset? Read on to find out.
What is your role in a narcissist's life? The answer might surprise you.
We are facing a trying time right now around the world. Some are quarantined with their abusers.
What is financial abuse? How does it affect people? Read on to find out.
What are covert contracts? How are they different with narcissistic relationships? Read on to find out.
If you live with a narcissist, learning to do these five things can save your sanity.
Narcissists and empathy is always a hot topic. Do they have it or don't they? Maybe the answer is not so black and white.
Change is notoriously difficult for everybody, but it can be impossible for people who are pathologically narcissistic. There are generally four main reasons for that.
The Little Shaman discusses six behaviors that are common for narcissists and other toxic people.
The behavior of narcissistic people can be very confusing because it's often hard to figure out why they are doing things. The Little Shaman discusses the motivations of narcissistic people.
Relationships of any kind with narcissistic people are characterized by nonstop power struggles. How do you neutralize this problem? Read on to find out.
Dealing with toxic people is hard and painful. But there are things you can do to make it easier on yourself. Read on to learn more.
What do narcissism, Machiavellianism and psychopathy have in common? Read on to find out.
It's best to distance yourself from a person or the relationship that is as toxic as pathological narcissists generally are, but for some, that is not always possible and others may not be ready to do that for whatever reason, so this information can help.
It can be difficult to understand the difference between narcissistic behavior and pathological narcissism. We explore that here.
How do you avoid getting entangled with narcissists? Here are 5 ways to do that.
We always hear about narcissistic egos, but theirs are not the only ego involved. Don't fall into the ego trap of narcissistic relationships.
Enforcing your boundaries with narcissistic and otherwise toxic people can come in handy especially around the holidays, but it's good information to have all the time.
This article sheds light on the infamous "Jekyll & Hyde" dynamic in narcissistic personalities.
How does narcissism function in a cult setting? Read on to find out.
There are many misconceptions about narcissists. Here are a few things you may not know.
Personality disorders can be uniquely difficult to understand. The Little Shaman sheds some light on that here.
Unraveling and challenging the stories you tell yourself about the narcissist and the relationship is very important to recovery from narcissistic abuse.
Emotion controls everything pathologically narcissistic people do, but because they have such limited understanding of - and sometimes attachment to - their emotions, they may not even be aware of this at all.
We often talk about victims giving their power away. But they are not the only ones who do this. Read on to find out more.
What does it mean to be a survivor of narcissistic abuse? How do we make the transition from victim to survivor? Read on to learn more.
The Little Shaman gives a basic introduction to what a narcissist is.
The Little Shaman gives a basic introduction to what narcissism actually is.
If empaths are so in tune with others, why can't they see what narcissists really are from the beginning? Read on to find out.
What is reality testing and why do narcissists have so much trouble with it? Read on to find out.
Many people have become stuck in the cycle of trying to "fix" or "save" narcissistic people in their lives. Is this possible? Read on to find out.
Aging can create a crisis for narcissistic people. Read on to find out more.
The Little Shaman explains why so many narcissistic people place no limits on their behavior.
Touch deprivation and skin hunger affect many people. Read to learn more about what they are and how they can affect you.
Communication problems with narcissists are plentiful, and often it seems that they cannot even hear you when you talk. We discuss why that is.
Intimacy issues are extremely common in relationships with pathologically narcissistic people. The Little Shaman explores why.
Have you noticed that you seem to care less than you used to care? Do you find it increasingly harder to get emotionally worked up? Do you find that you feel almost numb or indifferent to the suffering of others? Compassion fatigue could be the reason.
Emotional neglect and the damage it causes is long-lasting and has many implications. We discuss that here.
Many people in relationships with narcissistic people are operating on the premise that one day it's all going to be worth it. But is that really true?
This question usually comes from a misunderstanding of the difference between pathological narcissism and "normal" narcissism. The Little Shaman explains the difference here.
Counseling and therapy can be very helpful in many situations. However, dealing with a pathologically narcissistic person is not one of them. Read on to find out why.
Why do narcissists use others? What do they need from others? Read on to find out more.
Cognitive dissonance is something that you've probably heard about when reading or researching about narcissistic relationships. A lot of people talk about it, but no one ever really seems to explain what exactly it is. We do that here.
The majority of the time, people want to manipulate narcissists for revenge or out of desperation to keep the relationship together. Neither of these things is a good reason.
Regardless of whether you stay or go, there are some things you need to know.
Therapists, counselors and other people in the healing profession can learn to recognize narcissism in couples or family therapy. There is a tragic lack of understanding about this problem.
We can't control the feelings that we feel. Some of them make no sense. Some of them are illogical or irrational. Others make perfect sense. There's nothing wrong with feeling some type of way - even if it seems odd. It is what it is.
While many forms of abuse could be termed aggressive because they involve blatantly abusive things, passive abuse is different because it involves inaction or things that don't look like abuse. Spoiling is a form of passive abuse.
Is there such a thing as too much empathy? Can empathy ever be a bad thing? How does empathy work in relationships with narcissistic people? Read on to find out.
Pathological narcissism is the core of psychopathy. But what does this mean?
You might have noticed that narcissistic people have a problem with losing. They are almost phobic about it. They will do anything to win, including lie, cheat, steal and even kill in some cases. But why? We address that right now.
It's very hard to ignore repeated cries for help, especially when you truly believe that the person cannot do certain things for themselves. But it's the exact wrong thing to do.
Social media is firmly entrenched in our culture. Because of this, there is a pretty good chance that you're going to run into narcissists online, or that the narcissist in your life uses social media platforms.
Narcissists discard people for very specific reasons. Read on to find out what they are.
Learn how to protect yourself from narcissists and other toxic people.
Many victims of narcissistic abuse feel invalidated by the lack of understanding displayed through society's rampant misuse of the word "narcissist."
There's a reason narcissists only behave abusively or outrageously in certain situations and around certain people.
The Little Shaman discusses the cycle of abuse and how it can affect adult victims.
The Little Shaman discusses theoretical similarities between the behavior of ambush predators in nature and pathologically narcissistic behavior in human beings.
What do internet trolls and narcissists have in common? Read on to find out!
Jealousy is a large problem in relationships with narcissistic people. Why does it happen? Where does it come from? The Little Shaman answers those questions right now.
What is projection and how does it impact not just relationships with narcissists, but relationships in general? Read on to find out.
So often, the narcissistic person in our lives seems to have finally had a breakthrough. But have they? Read on to find out the difference between a breakthrough and something else.
What do narcissistic people want? Is it possible to give it to them? Read on to find out.
There is a lot of misinformation out there about narcissistic people, and this can create confusion for people. The Little Shaman clears that up right now.
How does pathological narcissism affect someone? Does it ever go away? Read on to find out.
Should you expose the narcissistic person in your life? Read on to find out why it isn't always a good idea.
When someone is struggling with abuse or recovering from trauma, it can be very difficult to remember that things really will get better. Read on to find out about a simple practice that makes this a lot easier.
Meditation can be intimidating. It can seem overwhelming or strange. But is it? Read on to find out the truth about meditation.
It is natural for victims to ask why the narcissistic relationship has come to be, but it's more productive to ask how.
When we learn that we are involved in a relationship with a pathologically narcissistic person, we may struggle with feelings of confusion and unreality. The Little Shaman explains how to deal with this situation.
Hoovering is a very common phenomenon in narcissistic relationships. What is it, and more importantly, how do you deal with it? The Little Shaman explains.
Mirroring in narcissistic relationships is very common, but what does it mean? Why does it happen? The Little Shaman answers these questions and more.
Narcissistic people often behave as though the only time that matters is now. They seem to have no foresight, no hindsight, no insight. But why? The Little Shaman explains why this happens.
This is not an easy subject to address but it's very important for people to understand the truth of the true battle they are facing with narcissistic loved ones.
Cutting off contact with narcissists and other toxic people is something many people struggle with. Find out why this is so difficult and how you can make it easier.
Pathologically narcissistic people change their minds, feelings, attitudes and more constantly. Why does this happen? The Little Shaman sheds some light on that right now.
For victims, giving power away is something that is a problem in virtually every narcissistic relationship on the planet, regardless of the type. Read on to find out how to stop doing this.
Many people wonder whether narcissism is a choice or the result of some type of dysfunction. The Little Shaman addresses that here.
Narcissism is a defense mechanism in which the person believes they are under attack. This causes them to believe they are in a survival situation when in actuality, they are not. How does this affect their behavior? Read on to find out.
There is some confusion about whether narcissistic people understand that their behavior is wrong. The Little Shaman sheds some light on that.
Narcissistic people are known to be obstinate, combative and contradictory. But why? Read on to find out.
Narcissism does not exist in a vacuum. What part are you playing in this toxic dynamic? The Little Shaman sheds some light on this.
Narcissists are known to be good manipulators. But are they really? Learn more about this today.
Narcissistic abuse is damaging and harmful. Can it ever be too late to recover? Read on to find out.
The Little Shaman discusses difficulties with acceptance in narcissistic relationships.
The Little Shaman discusses combativeness and contention in narcissistic relationships.
Going NO CONTACT with narcissistic people is hard. People say it's like trying to break an addiction. In fact, that's exactly what you're doing. So how do you do it? Read on to find out.
Dealing with narcissistic relationships is very difficult, and moving on from them can be even harder. How do you get closure? Read on to find out.
Family dynamics are different when there is a narcissistic person in the family. Read on to find out how.
What is radical acceptance and how can it benefit you? Read on to find out how.
What is The Shadow Self and how does it apply to narcissists? How does it apply to you? Read on to find out.
One thing virtually all of narcissistic people have in common are serious issues with denial. Where does this come from and how does it affect their lives? We shed some light on that right now.
Narcissistic people are very reactive and they create explosive situations with their reactivity. Why does this happen? Read on to learn more.
Narcissistic people and other toxic folks don't like it when you say NO to them. How can you overcome this and protect your boundaries? Read on to learn.
Narcissists take. That's what they do. Find out what happens when they take too much from you, whether it's emotionally, spiritually or financially.
What is your value to the narcissistic person in your life? Does it ever change? Read on to find out.
How do you know you are ready to walk away from the relationship with the pathologically narcissistic person in your life? Read on to find out.
A lot of the pain that comes from narcissistic relationships is because people keep expecting the narcissist to change or behave differently. Acceptance is difficult but it eliminates this source of pain. Read on to find out how.
Power and control are central themes in narcissistic relationships of all types, and are very important aspects of their dysfunction. Read on to find out why.
We often hear that narcissists behave the way they do because they think so highly of themselves. But is this really true? Read on to find out.
Creating better coping mechanisms can help you can break the entanglement with the pathologically narcissistic person in your life. Read on to find out how.
Blaming the narcissist for their own behavior is fair. But do you hold them responsible for your feelings, choices or reactions? If you do, you're giving them control over you. Read on to find out how to change that.
Many people spend an untold amount of time trying to decipher the narcissistic person. It can be exhausting, frustrating and difficult, but here is a way to cut through the confusion.
It's a common thing with narcissistic relationships that people around the narcissistic person are trying to protect the narcissist in their lives, usually from the consequences of their own bad decisions. Learn how to stop enabling the narcissist in your life, for your sake and theirs.
We often find that people who are more empathic come from similar circumstances as those who are more narcissistic. In fact, they may even come from the exact same circumstances, even the same family. So why do they end up differently? Read on to find out.
Probably the one thing all narcissistic relationships have in common is that the demands the pathologically narcissistic person makes on the other person are unreasonable and unfair. How can you stop this from becoming your life? Read on to find out.
Whether you are the one who ended things or they are, there is very likely to be a period of adjustment that follows ending the relationship with a narcissistic person, just like any other relationship. But that's where the similarities end.
Ending a relationship with a narcissist is like breaking an addiction - in more ways than one. What can you do about it? Find out right now.
Guilt is very prevalent in relationships with narcissists. How does it work and what can you do about it? Read on to find out.
Love bombing is the behavior during the period of idealization that occurs in most narcissistic relationships. Narcissists are intense people, and whatever they are expressing is going to be intense as well. Learn to recognize and combat love-bombing by reading on.
It seems odd that people who are considered by many to be predators would be afraid of anything, but they absolutely are. Read on to find out what.
You may have heard of the grey rock method, but what is it? How does it work? How do you use it? Read on to find out.
Children are often the narcissistic person's hostages to fortune. Why does this happen? Read on to find out.
It's an unfortunate reality that narcissists get away with some very nasty stuff and it is often because people in law enforcement are unfamiliar with the way they behave.
People's fantasies of narcissists keep people holding on to the relationship longer than they might ordinarily hang on to a relationship. Why does this happen and what can you do about it? Read on to find out.
The truth can seem like a foreign concept to pathologically narcissistic people. What is the reason for this? Explore some of the motivations here.
Forgiveness can be a difficult topic regarding narcissists, and everybody has their own ideas about what it means. Explore some of those ideas here.
Communicating successfully with pathologically narcissistic people seems impossible, but it may be necessary to deal with them from time to time, so understanding what you are dealing with is very important.
Manipulation is something that is intrinsic to the behavior of narcissists - whether it is conscious or not - and it can be very confusing. The Little Shaman sheds some light on this topic.
Self-love is often associated with narcissism, but are they the same? What does self-love have to do with narcissism? Find out right now.
People dealing with pathologically narcissistic persons often find themselves accused of outlandish, crazy things that come across as paranoid or even delusional. But why? Read on to find out.
Triangulation is a complex psychological situation that causes many problems in relationships. What is it and how does it work?
The Scapegoat/Golden Child dynamic is something we often see in environments where there is a narcissistic parent of more than one child. What is it and how does it work? Read on to find out.
Infidelity is a very common problem in romantic relationships with narcissistic people. It can impact familial relationships too, if someone's narcissistic parent is always cheating on the other parent. Why do narcissistic people cheat? Read on to find out.
Blame-shifting is is a very common issue in narcissistic relationships. This is very painful and stressful for people, and it can be hard to understand. We shed some light on that today.
What is dehumanization and how does it impact relationships with narcissistic people? Read on to find out.
The way narcissistic people relate to others is a mystery. Why do they do the things they do? How do they really feel? We shed some light on that right now.
Narcissistic relationships are often extremely unfair. Why does this happen and what can you do about it? We clear this up right now.
Breaking away from narcissistic people is difficult. How can you make it easier on yourself? Read on to find out.
Can narcissistic relationships change you? What can you do about it? Read on to find out.
It can sometimes feel like narcissistic people are everywhere. Is this really true? Read on to find out.
Bullies are a huge problem in this world. How does this behavior fit in with narcissists? Read on to find out.
What is personalizing the behavior of others, and how does this affect narcissistic people? Read on to find out.
Narcissists expect everyone to be perfect - even themselves. This unreasonable expectation causes so many problems in their relationships. Read on to learn why.
Narcissists lie. Oh, they lie. They lie about big things, small things and all thing in-between. But why? Read on to find out.
Narcissists often claim that they are carefree and happy. Is that true? Read on to find out.
Ghosting is a very cruel and callous way to discard people. Why do narcissists ghost people? Read on to find out.
What are high conflict personalities? How does this relate to narcissism? Read on to find out.
The silent treatment is one of the most painful forms of emotional abuse there is. Why do narcissists do it and what can you do about it? Read on to find out.
It may seem hard to believe, but narcissistic people fear rejection. Why does this happen? Read on to find out!
"Splitting" is the defense mechanism that is responsible for that infamous Jekyll and Hyde personality that we see in narcissists. Here's how it works.
Why do narcissistic people set others up in no-win situations? What can you do about it? Read on to find out.
Why are narcissists so competitive? Can you ever win? Read on to find out.
People often find that the controlling aspect of the narcissist's personality is one of the most difficult things to deal with. Why are they like that? Read on to find out.
It can be difficult to understand what's happened after a relationship with a narcissistic person. It can be hard to move on and hard to resolve your anger. We address that situation here.
You may have heard this phrase before, but what exactly does it mean? What is Narcissistic Supply and why do narcissistic people need it? Read on to find out.
It's an age-old question: does the narcissist miss you when you leave? It's not so much that they miss you but what you do for them. Learn about how narcissists understand their relationships.
People dealing with narcissists often feel that the narcissist in their lives seems to be looking for an excuse to be abusive or offended. Are they? Read on to find out.
It's not uncommon to feel physically exhausted when dealing with a narcissistic person. Read on to find out why this happens and what you can do about it.
Narcissists seem exactly alike, but are they? Read on to find out more.
Narcissism makes people very difficult to deal with. Would it be easier if they knew they were narcissistic? Read on to find out.
Children have narcissistic qualities—it's a part of growing up. Learn about what factors can hinder your child's ability to grow out of these narcissistic behaviors.
Can children be narcissists? In this day and age, many have this question. Learn about narcissism in children, during development, and how it can carry over into adulthood.
What exactly is the false self in narcissism? What does it do? What is it for? How was it created? Read on to find out.
What do you do when the narcissist won't leave you alone? Read on to find out.
Realizing you are dealing with a pathologically narcissistic person can be very traumatic. Read more to discover how to deal with this shocking realization.
What is 'future faking'? Why do narcissists do it? Read on to discover why.
What is projection? What causes it? Read on to find out.
Are narcissists ever nice? What does it mean? Read on to find out.
Is compromising with a narcissistic person worth it? Does it help? Find out now.
What kind of games do narcissists play? Read on to find out.
What is the link between narcissism and substance abuse? Is there one? Read on to find out.
Why do narcissists deny facts? What's the reason for it? Read on to find out.
What is narcissism, really? Read on to find out.
Why are narcissists so against making mistakes? Read on to find out.
How is a narcissist like a vampire? No, it's not a riddle. Find out now.
Is it possible to make a narcissist happy? Read on to find out.
What happens in a narcissist's new relationship? Are they happier? Read on to find out.
What is narcissistic rage? Why does it happen? What can you do about it? Read on to find out.
What does it mean when a narcissist apologizes? Why do they apologize if they don't mean it? Find out right now.
Why do narcissists feel like they own the people around them? Why do they feel entitled to everything? Read on to find out.
Is being overt or covert a static state of being? What if a narcissist seems to be both? We'll clear up that mystery right now.
What is the worst thing about narcissism? Read on to find out.
We often hear narcissists hate boundaries, but why? Read on to find out.
Why are narcissists so selfish? Read on to find out.
Is it a waste of time to deal with a narcissist? Read on to find out.
Do narcissists really understand what they're doing is wrong? Read on to find out.
Is it helpful to make excuses for narcissists or rationalize their behavior? Read on to find out.
How do you talk to your kids about narcissism? Read on for some guidelines.
How are narcissism and domestic violence related? Read on to find out.
What is the most hidden type of narcissist? Read on to find out.
Why do narcissistic people test the people that care about them? What are they trying to accomplish? Read on to find out.
How does loving a narcissist affect the relationship? Read on to find out.
How do you take the narcissist's weapons away? Read on to find out.
Are you letting a narcissist destroy your peace? What can you do about it? Read on to find out.
Do you take too much responsibility for the narcissist or toxic person in your life? Read on to find out more.
How are your own expectations making your life with a narcissist harder? Read on to find out!
People often wonder if they, themselves, are narcissists. Are you? Read on to find out.
What is the difference between someone who is narcissistic and someone who is just mean? We shed some light on this right now.