Category Archives: Psychological Manipulation

Aggressive Narcissists and other Narcissistic Types

Most aggressive personalities are also narcissistic. But not all narcissists are aggressor types. One example is the “amorous” type of narcissist.

Aggressive Narcissism Has Many Forms

Narcissism comes in many forms. And aggressive narcissists create the biggest relationship problems.

Pathological Pride Rejects and Blocks the Light

Pathological pride happens when our hearts are so full of our egoic selves that there isn’t any room left for the Source.

Empowering Attitudes for a Lifetime

Empowering attitudes are ways of looking at life and the world that are both freeing and confidence building.

Narcissistic Infatuation Can Seem Like Love

Narcissistic infatuation is a unique kind of relationship captivation that can eventually lead to addiction – addiction to a person.

Playing the Victim Goes Along with Blaming Others

To become empowered partners in abusive relationships have to see through their manipulator’s tactics, knowing in their heart how to distinguish a victim from a victimizer.

Blaming Others Is Not a Defense but a Tactic

Blaming others is not unconscious defense. It’s a conscious tactic to throw you on the defensive while refusing to internalize a behavioral norm.

Is Therapy for Everyone?

Do we all need therapy? Perhaps not. Could most of us benefit from a little therapy? Probably, especially if it’s the right kind.

Amorous Narcissists Can Charm Convincingly

Amorous narcissists can bowl you over with what appears much love and affection. And you typically come to realize what’s really going only after your heart is breaking or has already been broken.

Mistaking Interest for Regard in Relationships

Mistaking interest for regard is all too common these days. It’s how folks with high hopes at the beginning of a relationship sadly later find themselves exploited and abused.