Excellent Narcissism Resources

Here are three excellent narcissism resources for anyone personally involved in oppressive, dehumanizing, soul-sucking relationships. If you don’t think you have this in your personal life, please consider watching the videos anyway, as our world is currently being destroyed because of societal norms that value and follow “leaders” who are really narcissists, sociopaths and psychopaths. From a collective standpoint, we need to recognize the signs and know how to extract ourselves from these situations. In a world of extreme change, let’s become wise enough not to fall for the “new boss, same as the old boss.”

“Don’t Get Fooled Again” Red Flags of Narcissistic Relationships:

From YouTube description:

1. do you frequently find their comms confusing/artfuly vague or deceptive?

2. too good to be true

3. multiple mask changing

4. fantasy of self

5. reframing/gaslighting

6. too deep too soon (whirlwind romance)

7.hypercrtical of others

8. lack of respect for boundaries, treating people with contempt

“You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.”β€”Malcolm S. Forbes.

9. Never wrong, never say sorry

10. total lack of empathy

Step 1: check if you were emotionally abused and/or unconsciously modelled an abusive relationship template

Step 2: check for people pleaser syndrome/ the belief that “love is drama”

Step 3: LEARN THE RED FLAGS

Step 4. Decide and Commit

Step 5: Take Consistent Action/ Get Coaching

http://www.spartanlifecoach.com

How to Leave a Narcissist:

*** This one is so valuable, because it walks you through the different stages of leaving a narcissist. Highly important in helping you to recognize where you are in the process:

Sociopath or Narcissist –Who Cares? Get Out!

(This one really gets to the issue of giving narcissists the benefit of the doubt, and moving beyond that to standing up.)

19 responses to this post.

  1. Wonderful and so beneficial. Sharing on FB and reblogging. Thank you Laura! big hugs

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  2. Thanks and hugs, Dawn!

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  3. “Narcissist or Sociopath … who cares?” That’s very amusing and there’s some truth to it, too. Thanks for sharing these great resources, Laura. As we know from experience as well as consulting with others, things like this are really, really helpful in recognizing patterns and disentangling/liberating from them. I’ll spiral back around to the ‘Withholding’ post and include the link to this post in it. Love, Jamie

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  4. […] the Out of the Fog site or by following the narcissistic supply link for a perspective on that, and see Laura’s fresh post for more resources for recognizing […]

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  5. All this linking and interlinking is beginning to remind me of the description of a Destiny Knot I recently painted into an old portal door. “Carried as a symbol of Hope and Faith, it is believed that once a person comes to a certain time in their lives, it is said that the knot will then unwind, showing you the true path your life must take.” Winding and unwinding … Much Love, Laura

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  6. Indeed, Laura, and that’s such a beautiful phrase, symbol, and metaphor … the Destiny Knot. It’s enjoyable to cross-pollinate and link helpful resources and insights, for sure.

    I was thinking after reading this post and our sharings on the Withholding and Narcissistic Supply conversation — it’s ironic that Narcissistic Personality Disorder was slated for removal from the update on the psychology industry guidebook, the DSM (while ‘daydreaming’ was up for being added), just at the time when research was and is showing a pretty hefty increase in Narcissism and narcissistic behavior, which is also marked by a low to non-existent level of empathy, etc.

    So resources like this one are maybe as important as ever to help raise the awareness. I’m happy to link back to it. πŸ™‚

    Love,
    Jamie

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  7. Wow! I can’t say I am surprised. They have pathologized pretty much all human emotions, but are on all out campaigns to normalize pedophilia and NPD. “Yep, move along, nothing to see here, folks. Your dear leaders will take care of you. Fear not. We have pills for every emotion or concern. Don’t worry your useless eater little heads about any of this.” Just wow. Yes, waking up is more important than ever!

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  8. Posted by Kieron on January 23, 2015 at 12:46 am

    Can’t let anyone daydream. Might get ideas for undermining, overthrowing, sidestepping, end-running, etc. /snark

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  9. Reblogged this on Reiki Dawn and commented:
    Feel this is an incredibly important post of information, resources and background on narcissistic behavior. Where and who do we know fits this. Look on the world stage as well. It’s can be frightening to realize leaders I. Our world fall under this category. Truth is and can be an important tool. Thank you Laura so much for sharing

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  10. Reblogged this on Not A Member Of The Club Sandwich and commented:
    Wow. Thank you Laura Bruno’s blog for posting this. There is great insight and fabulous tools in these videos!

    I especially relate with the lack of emapthy, the gaslighting, the inappropriate actions and words, the shitty gifts (or the taking pictures of gifts he said that he got for me but I never actually received them, and the list goes on.)

    I came to the realization today that he is a miserable person, always in a sad or angry state but he would hide it by hurting me or someone else and that would also help him to feel better about himself. I remember when I attempted no contact the first time and he went on and on about what a mess my life was and that it was so stupid of me to leave him when he had done so much for me. He said he “felt sorry for me.” Well, I actually do feel sorry for him because he is only running from himself and he is the miserable one doomed to a lonely and unfulfilled life. I, on the other hand, sought help when I knew something was wrong with me and though it may be a slow and painful journey, I know I will be a better person in the end.

    Thank you again for the post! πŸ™‚

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  11. Reblogged this on galesmind.

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  12. Posted by betternotbroken on January 24, 2015 at 7:49 am

    Our world is currently being destroyed by these “leaders.” Spot on.

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  13. So glad you found this supportive and helpful, KC2015! Yep, been there with the “I feel sorry for you” line, LOL, or the “I’m very concerned for you. You’re having a fugue moment.” Um, no, it’s called seeing reality. πŸ™‚ Glad you’re moving forward and getting clarity. It’s true that narcissists and sociopaths are doomed to miserable, lonely and unfulfilled lives … but those are not things we can fix. Our own lives, however, can open wide for improvements. πŸ™‚ All the best to you!

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  14. Thanks, betternotbroken!

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  15. Thanks for the reblog and additional comments, Dawn. Yes, it can be frightening, but looking at it with courage allows us to do something to change the circumstances.

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  16. Exactly, Kieron! Daydreaming is quite powerful. πŸ˜‰

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  17. Well done, and reblogging!

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  18. Reblogged this on my life in pajamas and commented:
    Here’s a great compilation of resources for anyone trying to get through the maze of a relationship with a narcissist.

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  19. Truly exceptional.

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