Being in a relationship with a narcissist on any level can make you feel like you need tools – a strategy, at least – to help you get through it. You’ll find yourself researching ways to deal with narcissists and their gaslighting attempts, and you might even manage to become a bit of an expert on the topic.
So it only makes sense that you’d want to learn as much as you can about the psyche of the narcissist – how their minds work and what drives them.
Start here – this video features ten surprising truths about narcissists that you could use to your advantage when you’re dealing with them. Use these facts carefully and with the best of intention, if you can.
If you’re feeling more like you want some revenge on a narcissist, you might want to check out this post first.
Otherwise, check out 10 things you should always remember when you’re dealing with a narcissist, below.
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 QueenBeeing.com 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 QueenBeeing.com and at NarcissisticAbuseRecovery.Online.