You Are in the Discovery Phase
You've just discovered that you might be dealing with a toxic person who could be a narcissist or sociopath, and you want to learn more about it so you can figure out if this is what's happening in your life.
Start right here.
Is there a narcissist in your life?
Your narcissist could be anyone - your spouse, your child, your mother, your father, your boss - even your best friend or your neighbor. Here are some tips for identifying the one(s) in your life.
- How to Recognize a Narcissist
- Are you married to a narcissist? 12 ways to know for sure
- If you are an ACON (adult child of a narcissist), you've got to learn to take control of your own life.Here's some advice that might help.
What is the definition of a toxic narcissist?
It's confusing for a lot of people, because people think being narcissistic means you take a bunch of selfies and care about how you look. But that's not necessarily a toxic narcissist - the fact is that every human alive has a certain amount of narcissism in their makeup - it's self-interest. It's what makes us get up and get ourselves dressed, feed ourselves, get jobs, get married, have kids - it's the part of us that prevents us from just giving up entirely.
But a toxic narcissist (or a person with NPD), is someone who has no ability to empathize with other people and who treats the people closest to him accordingly.
Are you being manipulated by a narcissist?
Narcissists are master-manipulators.
Here are some posts to help you identify and recognize the manipulation.
- Get the Definition of Gaslighting.
- How to Identify Gaslighting: Learn how to recognize the top ten signs of gaslighting.
- The Stages of Gaslighting
- Gaslighting: A Real-Life Example
- 10 Commonly Missed Signs of Gaslighting
- Inside a Narcissist's Attack
Helpful Videos for People in the Discovery Phase
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Helpful Articles for People in the Discovery Phase
- Toxic Narcissism in Relationships: Top 10 Warning Signs You're Being Gaslighted
- Narcissistic Rage and Narcissistic Injury: What You Need to Know
- How Self-Proclaimed Narcissist Sam Vaknin Gaslighted Me on Facebook
- Are you married to a narcissist? 12 easy ways to know for sure
- Exposed! 10 Shocking Facts Your Narcissist Doesn’t Want You to Know
- Broken Eggshells: The real reason you haven’t already left your narcissist
- Twisted Toxic Love: Inside the Distorted Mind of a Narcissist
- Are you being gaslighted? 10 things you need to know
- Toxic Relationships and Narcissism: Know the Stages of Gaslighting
- The Narcissistic Flip: Why and how it’s always your fault
- Shocking Truth: This is Why Even Very Smart People Can Be Gaslighted
- Toxic Love: 44 warning signs that you’re being emotionally abused
- Let’s Talk About You: 10 Signs YOU Might Be a Narcissist