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How Does A Narcissist Think?

Here is how narcissistic behavior is dangerous and harmful to others Is the word narcissism being over-used and thrown around lightly? Do we need a deeper understanding of narcissistic behavior and why it is harmful and even dangerous? Having studied this disorder for over 25 years, and

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Q&A Between Dr. Karyl McBride and Fotini Mastroianni, a Greek Behavioral Economist, Journalist and Blogger

Below is the English language transcript of the Q&A interview between Dr. Karyl McBride and Fotini Mastroianni, a Greek behavioral economist, journalist and blogger written May, 2017. Q: Is narcissism a mental illness? What are the features of a narcissist? A: Narcissistic Personality Disorder is listed in

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Adult Children of Narcissistic Parents and Mother’s Day

10 Tips to help with emotional triggers and avoid an emotional collapse! In the United States and around the world, Mother’s Day, is certainly one of the most celebrated holidays. It should be a special day to honor mothers and appreciate them for all that they do

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Are You Having a Difficult Holiday Week?

Five Tips for Keeping Your Sanity in the Season and the New Year How’s your holiday season going? Ready for the New Year? Are you feeling happy and content and ready to move forward? Or are you struggling this week and feeling like the holidays were less

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Faces of the Narcissist: The Critic and the Judge

Eight tips to protect yourself. Do you have a narcissist in your life? Most everyone knows one or has been involved with one. They may be in your family, work, or social circle. The narcissist may be tolerable or even charming with you until they decide to

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Narcissists Derail People

How to protect yourself from getting duped by a narcissist What is it about narcissistic behavior that leaves people scratching their heads and wondering what just happened?! A narcissist can derail someone in minutes due to their own issues. It can come out of the blue. To

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The Destructive Force of Narcissistic Injury

What is it? How does it affect Leadership and Relationship? Narcissists suffer from what the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders defines as narcissistic injury: “vulnerability in self-esteem which makes narcissistic people very sensitive to ‘injury’ from criticism or defeat. Although they may not show it

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Embrace Recovery on Mother’s Day

Adult children of narcissistic parents in search of peace Mother’s Day in the United States is rapidly approaching. It’s the time of year that my inbox is flooded with questions. What to do? What card to buy? Contact or not? Adult children of narcissistic parents begin reaching

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Q&A Sessions Between Dr. Karyl McBride and Author, Tina Swithin

Below is the transcript of both Q&A interview sessions between Dr. Karyl McBride and Tina Swithin; family Court advocate, divorce coach and author of four books on divorcing a narcissist. The online Facebook event was held on Sunday, March 13, 2016. Q&A Session: Tina Swithin interviews Dr.

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Radio Talk Show Host Lindsey Ellison Interview w/Dr. Karyl McBride

On February 8, 2016, Dr. McBride was interviewed by radio talk show host Lindsey Ellison of Start Over Find Happiness Listen to the mp3 podcast below:      

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Five Qualities to Encourage in Your Kids

Why Values Are Important in Raising Emotionally Healthy Children I was honored to be asked to give a speech at a National Junior Honor Society awards ceremony for fourth through eighth graders, along with their parents and teachers. My granddaughter, the president, gave me the invite. Ok…touch

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The Label “Narcissism” is Used Too Loosely Today

What is the real problem with having a narcissist in your life? Is there someone you know who is extremely boastful, self-absorbed, and is found frequently taking selfies or engaging in self-admiration?  If so, do you really care? This seems to be the common understanding of narcissism

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Sibling Incest in the News

Treatment options for sibling incest. Having worked in the child sexual abuse field for 30 some years, I am continually struck with a sense of sadness when yet another family comes forward with admissions of sibling sexual abuse. Rather than judgment it is important to be aware

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Mother’s Day for Those Raised by Narcissistic Parents

Cherish your own capacity to love and provide empathy! Mother’s Day is approaching. Is it time to run and hide or stumble into a Hallmark store to desperately search for that empty card that says nothing upon which you simply sign your name? How sad, awful, taboo,

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Introduction to Will I Ever Be Free of You?

Introduction For the past twelve years a yellow sticky note has somehow clung to my refrigerator. It says, “Go After Your Purpose and God Will Give You Your Dream.” I stuck that quote to the fridge when I was writing my first book, Will I Ever Be

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Is Your Partner a Narcissist? Here Are 50 Ways to Tell

An expert’s checklist for gauging where you stand. The label narcissist is used loosely these days, typically to indicate someone who is vain and selfish, but the personality disorder and the traits of narcissism run much deeper than this and carry long-term debilitating effects for those involved

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Do You Feel Not Good Enough?

Are you carrying the emotional burden of a dysfunctional family? Are you constantly beating yourself up and thinking that somehow you should be more, do more, be better, and you don’t measure up in your own mind? After more than three decades of working as a therapist

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Post-Romantic Stress

What did you learn about love in childhood? With Valentine’s Day approaching, the topic of love is hot stuff. Will you be my Valentine? Will we love ’til death do us part? Is unconditional love even possible in romantic relationships? Did I learn how to love in my childhood? Adult

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Katie Hafner Interviews Dr. Karyl McBride

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Katie Hafner, author of her memoir, Mother Daughter Me and reporter for The New York Times interviewed Dr. Karyl McBride about her pioneering work on maternal narcissism titled: Will I Ever Be Good Enough? Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers. Katie Hafner: You write very early in

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Do Holiday Expectations Cause You Angst? 12 Ways to Help

Cope with holiday expectations

The holidays are not a magical wand to transform families. Holiday expectations can get us in trouble during the holiday season. Why is it that we somehow still hang onto the vision that we can suddenly transform the family into what we want during the holidays and

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Interview with Tama Kieves author of Inspired & Unstoppable

Tama Kieves

Here is a recap of Dr. Karyl McBride’s interview with Tama Kieves author of Inspired & Unstoppable on Facebook, Monday, December 2nd. Dr. Karyl McBride: The age ole question: why did you write this book? What was your inspiration? Tama Kieves: I wrote the book I was desperate

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Online with Dr. Karyl McBride: Interview With Keith Campbell

Keith Campbell

Here is a recap of Dr. Karyl McBride’s interview with Keith Campbell, co-author of The Narcissism Epidemic on Facebook, Monday, November 18th. Dr. Karyl McBride: Here’s the ole standard question: Why did you and Dr. Twenge decide to write this book? What was your inspiration for it? Dr.

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Where was Daddy?

Where was Daddy?

If you had a narcissistic mother, did your father protect you? The family with a narcissistic mother operates according to an unspoken set of rules. Children learn to live with those rules, but they never stop being confused and pained by them, for these rules block children’s

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Online with Dr. Karyl McBride: Interview With Kristin Neff, Ph.D.

Kristin Neff

Here is a recap of Dr. Karyl McBride’s interview with author, Kristin Neff, Ph.D. on Facebook, Monday, November 11th. Dr. Karyl McBride: Kristin, I love your book, Self-Compassion…and recommend it often to clients. What caused your interest in this topic and inspired you to write the book? Kristin

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Online with Dr. Karyl McBride: Interview With Koren Zailckas

Koren Zailckas

Here is a recap of Dr. Karyl McBride’s interview with author, Koren Zailckas on Facebook, Monday, November 4th. Dr. Karyl McBride: Your book is a novel, titled: Mother, Mother. It is an exploration of narcissism in a family where the narcissistic mother who claims to love really tears

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Do You Attract Narcissists as Friends?

Do you attract narcissistic friends?

How can I tell if my friend is a narcissist? I recently got an email from a lovely woman saying she feels she repeats the dynamic she had with her narcissistic mother in her choice of friends. She says she befriends narcissistic women, who then, like her

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Online with Dr. Karyl McBride: Interview with Katie Hafner

Katie Hafner

Here is a recap of Dr. Karyl McBride’s interview with author, Katie Hafner on Facebook, Monday, October 28th. Dr. Karyl McBride: What made you decide to write this beautiful memoir? Was it a hard decision? I assume your mother is still alive? Katie Hafner: First, thanks for describing

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Mothers Who Are Jealous of Their Daughters

Mothers Who Are Jealous of Their Daughters

A mother’s jealousy distorts a daughter’s normal development When I was writing the book Will I Ever Be Good Enough? Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers, I found that I heard certain kinds of painful stories over and over again, like themes in a piece of music.

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Narcissists Are Not Accountable

Narcissists Are Not Accountable

Who me? I didn’t do it! Lack of accountability is a pet peeve for sure, and also a common problem with narcissists. Although there are many disturbing factors in the personality of a narcissist, this one is tough to deal with in any relationship. It’s hard to

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Plant Both Feet In Relationships!

Plant Both Feet In Relationships!

Do you struggle with trust or commitment in a relationship? Sound familiar? The concept of repetition compulsion comes from psychoanalytic theory. It means repeating patterns in relationships that are similar to unconscious aspects of a childhood relationship or experience. But one would ask, why do that? I frequently

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When Mothers Day Hurts

When Mothers Day Hurts

Cultural expectations about Mothers Day and motherhood can open up wounds. Nobody wants to be a “Debbie Downer” on Mothers Day. Its a blessed and sacred institution and should be. Truly, what is more amazing than giving birth to gorgeous little ones and watching them grow, develop and become.

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Therapist Training Virtual Workshop Now Online!

We are pleased to announce that we have launched the virtual online training course. Included with this training is the opportunity to earn 12 CE credits for your licensing requirements. After you take the course, you will be directed to Cassidy Seminars where you can take the

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Are You Worried You Might Be A Narcissistic Parent?

Are You Worried You Might Be A Narcissistic Parent?

Am I a narcissistic parent? Am I passing narcissism on to my children? What is the cornerstone of maternal or paternal narcissism? Do you worry you might be a narcissistic parent? Most of us with children hold the value that we would never consciously do anything to harm

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Will I Ever Be Good Enough?

Are you in relationship with a narcissist?

Are you in relationship with a narcissist? Adult children of narcissistic parents commonly grow up with this nagging feeling that they flunked childhood and it’s all their fault. They internalize the message they are not good enough no matter how hard they try.  While everyone has times

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Happy New Year From The Office of Dr. McBride

Let’s do recovery for New Year’s Gifts and Resolutions! Give to yourself and others you care about. We want you to join us in 2013! This is the time to kick-start your own recovery work and continue the five-step program by signing up for the online workshop

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Happy Holidays!

Cheers and blessings to our friends, family, readers and colleagues for a healthy and abundant holiday season. May it be filled will all the love you can muster up and give away in generous portions. Will I Be Good Enough For Santa? You Better Not Cry, You

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Dr. McBride Called as an Expert on Dr. Phil Show

We are excited to announce that the Dr. Phil Show has done an important segment this fall on maternal narcissism. We are so grateful that Dr. Phil is airing this important show so that more women and girls are aware of this insidious disorder. The show aired

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