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The Narcissist in Your Life Podcast is hosted by Linda Martinez-Lewi, Ph.D., clinical expert on the narcissistic personality, psychotherapist and author. I offer in-depth analysis, strategies and practices for those psychologically and emotionally harmed and abused by toxic, predatory narcissistic personalities through my books: Recovering and Healing After the Narcissist and Freeing Yourself from the Narcissist in Your Life, international telephone consultations and global podcasts. I put t ...
 
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Some days empaths don't get much done. They are criticized for not being productive. Empaths are unique in their high sensitivity and keen perceptions and intuitions. Empaths are considered very strange by most people. Empaths go through periods of insomnia and sometimes it's chronic. If you can't sleep, rest and be patient with yourself. Practice …
 
High level narcissists spend their days exploiting others. This is their style and their deep need to take advantage of every relationship: spouses, partners, ex-spouses, children. When you are partnered with a high level narcissist this individual interferes with the expression of your individuality and creativity. 1. You become part of the Image …
 
The word "desolation" is from the French going back hundreds of years. It means a state of emptiness or destruction. Growing up with a narcissistic parent(s) you suffered from the beginning. Some of you sensed there was something wrong and frightening about your family. Some children of narcissistic parents wonder if they were switched at birth. Of…
 
The high level narcissist is a restless human being. He/she is always seeking narcissistic supplies--those psychological foods that he must have in order to keep his ego sense of self fully inflated.... Those who marry high level narcissists are unaware of their cunning and secrecy. You have been betrayed too many times and treated with disrespect-…
 
High level narcissists cause multiple psychological and emotional traumas in the lives of others, particularly their spouses, ex-spouses, children, in-laws. Always on the hunt for narcissistic supplies which includes a feverish search for people they can exploit, the high level can deleteriously affect a wide swath of people including close family …
 
You cannot be the spouse of a high level narcissist and be free to be yourself. The narcissist takes space in certain crevices of your mind and heart that cannot be overlooked. High level narcissists nibble away at our hope, creativity and optimism. They pick at you here and there. For spouses who are more dependent and vulnerable, they can leave t…
 
Qualities of Individuality Independence of Mind- Respecting your thought processes but remaining flexible to changing your perceptions when research and insight individuates your movement to a new direction. Trusting your intuition - Flashes of wisdom that move taster than thought. Appreciate the forces that created you and how you survived and who…
 
I hear from many partners of predatory narcissistic personalities who have struggled profoundly in their marriages to narcissistic personalities. Living with a narcissistic spouse saps your energy, increases anxiety and hypervigilance, blocks your creative juices, stunts your emotional expression and spontaneity, isolates you from family and friend…
 
Narcissists are constantly projecting their unconscious psychological venom on to others, especially spouses, children and other family members. Inside the privacy of the home, those who revere the image that the narcissist presents in the outside world have no inkling just how ugly the narcissist's personality can be. For those he/she is impressin…
 
High level narcissists are ravenous for new ideas and concepts. If they can't conjure up one themselves, they will steal yours. They become intrigued with you if you have talent. With their charm and believable facade they convince you that you are destined to become an integral part of their corporative team. They cascade you with compliments. The…
 
Quote by Carl Jung "Everyone carries a shadow, and the less it is embodied in the individual's conscious life, the blacker and denser itis. At all counts, it forms an unconscious snag, thwarting our most well-meant intentions." Trapped in a marriage or partnership with a pernicious high level narcissist, an individual obsessed with self and public …
 
Charming, charismatic, gifted at luring you in and bringing you back when you have decided to leave them. Golden boy high level narcissists seek escape and pleasure to the extreme. When things get tough they run off, escape to their pleasure domes, go on buying sprees, have exciting affairs, spent lots of money on bling--jewelry, fine clothes, fanc…
 
A parasitic narcissist is a merciless taker, feeding off of your emotional and psychological attachment to them, your vulnerability and dependency. They steal your physical and psychological energy and exploit your creative gifts. The narcissist puts you in fight or flight mode, the sympathetic nervous system zone which causes oxidative stress. Whe…
 
Narcissistic mothers come in innumerable sizes, shapes, proclivities, temperaments, dispositions but they have traits in common with regard to the way they treat their children. Being the child of a narcissistic mother is one of the most difficult , complex and painful human roles, Narcissistic mothers: Focus ont hemselves whether they are overt or…
 
Recall when you were face to face with an individual who exuded a palpable charm, a kind of erotic force that was impossible to deny, an enchantment. The golden one of many gifts - often handsome, articulate, at times brilliant, smooths his way through life having been born as a kind of nobility. Enter the empath, that unique individual of great di…
 
Children of narcissistic parents endure many psychological deprivations and abuses. These parents are obsessed with themselves and their needs and desires. Growing up in these homes from hell you were often ignored. When you did not mirror the narcissistic parent perfectly you were highly criticized, humiliated, treated with scorn, even revulsion. …
 
Quotes from Sister Wendy Beckett's television presentation from the great cave art of Lascaux: "With only their flickering lamps to guide them the cave men felt their way down into the earth...What they paint are the great bulls and bison and the wild deer; all the animals they didn't hunt but they watched them. " "It's that looking with awe and wo…
 
High level narcissists have no respect for the needs, feelings, individuality and wishes of others. They are disinterested in others---fascinated by everything "me.". The high level narcissist looks to find a compliant narcissistic supply who will keep his/her ego fully inflated. Spouses of high level narcissists have difficulty drawing clear lines…
 
Being on the receiving end of the narcissist's scream fits and rage fests causes you extreme distress. These bombardments can continue for hours, even days. When you try to fall asleep you become hypervigilant, wondering if and when the rage will resume. When you're being raged at you feel endangered. The amygdala, the emotional brain sends a messa…
 
The high level narcissist, though charming, accomplished and charismatic, is psychologically shallow For most it is the achievement of the perfect image and persona that supersedes the personality. The high level uss a series of powerful defense mechanisms that keep him/her from searching for self truth and insight. This is not their focus. They ar…
 
There is a common thread that runs through many marriages to narcissists, especially when rumblings of a divorce are in the ait. Before the lightening strikes it is not unusual for the narcisistic spouses to have hidden the financial assets. Narcissists are chronic liars. You cannot change these characteristics. Besides the financial matters, the n…
 
Quoting from my book Freeing Yourself From the Narcissist in Your Life: "The narcissist puts his life in neat compartment that are separate from one another...These are kept separate from the unconscious parts of himself that feel depressed, enraged, empty and helpless. Without a developed conscience the high level continues his acting out patterns…
 
The high level narcissist with extraordinary charm, allure and irresistibility, glides through his/her days like a member of royalty. . There is a special vibration that the high level possesses that is challenging to define. When you are in th presence of certain high level you feel so good. There is an excitement that moves throughout your body/m…
 
So perfect in the beginning, beyond all imaginings---you are swept up in the excitement, pleasures, promises, allure of this impeccable relationship with the high narcissist. As the months move forward you began to see and feel the waves of rage, criticisms, manipulations, careless lies beneath the surface. The rage projections begin and accelerate…
 
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