We all run into people who we find to be overbearing, self-involved, and who like to dominate every conversation. But what if the domineering or difficult person in your life is truly a narcissist — not just somebody who's pushy or overconfident, but who may have a personality disorder?
It's a topic that seems especially timely, and thanks to one of the show's listeners for suggesting it — and in this episode, we take a peek at what makes a narcissist a narcissist, and why it can be so challenging to deal with one.
Important disclaimer! I'm not a psychologist, licensed counselor, or therapist. If you're in a situation or a relationship that you feel is destructive or you don't feel safe, get help.
National Domestic Violence Hotline: call 1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7223) or text START to 88788
National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline: call 1-866-331-9474 or log into loveisrespect.org (interactive website)
Sources for this episode:
Believing Me: Healing From Narcissistic Abuse and Complex Trauma by Ingrid Clayton
"Breaking Up With a Narcissist: How to Do It & What to Expect" by Perpetua Neo, DClinPsy https://www.talkspace.com/mental-health/conditions/narcissistic-personality-disorder/types/
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