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Signs of an introverted narcissist: How to spot their subtle tactics of manipulation

Narcissists are often assumed to be braggadocious, extroverted individuals that are always the center of attention.  Introverted narcissists use what’s known as covert psychological behaviors that can mask their true intentions. Because of this, their manipulation tactics can be harder to spot.  Some of the signs of an introverted narcissist…

How to protect yourself from mind control techniques and cult recruitment (it’s not as far-fetched as you think)

Brainwashing is an outdated psychological concept, but narcissistic cult leaders can still exercise extreme influence over smart, sane, “regular” people.  You can protect yourself from cultic mind control techniques by learning the warning signs and asking the right questions.  Destructive cults use love-bombing, isolation, and phobia indoctrination to overwhelm cognition. …

What’s the difference between having narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) and being narcissistic?

Though both centered around self-infatuation, there are crucial differences between having narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) and being narcissistic. NPD is characterized by an inflated sense of self-importance; these people often lose friends and family due to their self-obsession but are able to replace them quickly due to their grandiosity. People…

Confident or narcissistic? Here are 5 ways to tell the difference

Confidence and self-absorption rooted in narcissism are not the same: first, narcissism is self-focused while confidence considers the wellbeing of others. Additionally, narcissists constantly crave affirmation as they are hyperaware of others’ opinions, while confident individuals don’t seek to prove themselves. Also, narcissistic individuals exploit others for their benefit, while…

What is the opposite of a narcissist? Altruists are selfless individuals who are equipped to handle a big ego

Narcissists are self-centered individuals who think and act like the world revolves around them. They’re often hard to deal with, but altruists—selfless individuals—might be the best people to take on this tough job. Altruists always put others first, even narcissists; they are able to put their frustrations aside and consider…

How to deal with a narcissist at work and at home: be honest, establish boundaries, keep your distance, and don’t take their actions personally

Individuals with narcissistic traits (which sometimes signify a personality disorder called narcissistic personality disorder) are self-centered, boastful, and arrogant. They can have a serious impact on those around them, especially those they spend ample time with, like their coworkers and family members. If you work with a narcissist, you can…

Is being a control freak a personality disorder?

While being a control freak is not a personality disorder in itself, many personality disorders are characterized by controlling tendencies. Those with borderline personality disorder tend to exhibit control over their environment by creating and exacerbating disruptive circumstances; thereby influencing others behaving in a certain manner to decrease the affected…

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