How Narcissists Think and Act, Decoded

Written by Angela Atkinson

How Narcissists Think and Act, Decoded – The psychology of narcissists and narcissistic personality disorder. Answering your questions on narcissists and their behavior, psychology and more.

(Ask Me Anything Q&A on Manipulation, Dating Narcissists, Dealing with Them in Counseling and More)

Questions answered in this video are from people in the narcissistic abuse survivor community and they include the following.

  1. How come the narcissist can feel anger, jealousy and rage but he or she can’t feel love and empathy or compassion how come they only feel negative side what happened to the positive side and why is there no cure – don’t they make a pill for this?
  2. Why does my narc sister seem to want to be me? She has chased every boyfriend and made moves on my husband, died her hair to match mine, she’s copied everything down to my memories. Claiming things that I experienced as her own. Copied my hobbies, music and even steals my creative work. It’s very upsetting and disturbing.
  3. Just found out my Wife of 6 years has is a Narc. What is the best way of confronting her about all six years being fake / cheating with and without proof on most of these other supplies… our marriage counselor stated that she will never fix things and unfortunately the only way of confronting is in a therapy session in order to not experience an explosion!?
  4. Is it wise when you do approach professionals, such as doctors, psychologists etc. to mention that you think that person has NPD?
    My experience in that field is that they don’t take it seriously.


  • Angela Atkinson

    Angela Atkinson is a certified trauma counselor and the author of more than 20 books on narcissism, narcissistic abuse recovery, and related topics. A recognized expert on narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder who has studied and written extensively on narcissistic personality disorder and narcissistic abuse in toxic relationships since 2006, she has a popular narcissistic abuse recovery YouTube channel. Atkinson was inspired to begin her work as a result of having survived toxic relationships of her own. Atkinson offers trauma-informed narcissistic abuse recovery coaching and has certifications in trauma counseling, life coaching, level 2 therapeutic model, CBT coaching, integrative wellness coaching, and NLP. She is a certified trauma support coach and certified family trauma professional. She also has a professional PTSD counseling certification. Her mission is to help those who have experienced the emotional and mental devastation that comes with narcissistic abuse in these incredibly toxic relationships to (re)discover their true selves, stop the gaslighting and manipulation, and move forward into their genuine desires – into a life that is exactly what they choose for themselves. Along with her solution-focused life coaching experience, Atkinson’s previous career in journalism and research helps her to offer both accurate and understandable information for survivors of abuse in a simple-to-understand way that helps to increase awareness in the narcissistic abuse recovery community. Atkinson founded Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support, the SPANily Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support Groups and the Life Makeover Academy. She offers individual and group coaching for victims and survivors of narcissistic abuse here at and at NarcissisticAbuseRecovery.Online.

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