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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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Understanding the true nature of the high level narcissist who is always a deceiver. Quoting from my book: Freeing Yourself From the Narcissist in Your Life: "The narcissist is at all times a deceiver, never straight, clear or true...He has mastered the abiity to delude himself and others...he hatches intricate plots in secret...Emotionally detache…
 
When it comes to relationships with narcissists and cheating, getting over an affair can prove incredibly challenging. Affairs with people who are not narcissists is hard enough. Add a cheating narcissist to the mix, and you might be wondering how you'll ever get passed the betrayal. Narcissists tend to be indifferent to how others feel even when t…
 
Quoting from my book: Recovering and Healing After the Narcissist: "For millennia artists have used a sense of place to shape and deepen their creativity." "When we enter the natural world, everywhere we turn we experience billions of shapes, colors, hues and rhythms. ..Nature stretches the imagination and enriches us in a very personal way. "All c…
 
Quoting from my book: Freeing Yourself From the Narcissist in Your Life: "Children develop a sense of right and wrong from their parents. In the beginning, the young child idealizes his mother and father. As he becomes more separate psychologically from them, these idealized parental images are modified and become more realistic. A conscience devel…
 
High level narcissists are gifted at their false self roles: calming, warm, gracious, generous, kind. My book Freeing Yourself From the Narcissist in Your Life explains the workings of the narcissist's false self persona: "If the earth trembles in the presence of the narcissist, this isn't because of his authenticity or force of character. Rather, …
 
Quoting from my book: Freeing Yourself From the Narcissist in Your Life: "Like water cascading down a falls, compliments and tributes must flow to the narcissist at all times. He expects and counts on this praise as a lifeline. He recounts endless stories of his triumphs and expects others to tell him "how wonderful he is." "Members of the golden c…
 
Quoting from my book: Freeing Yourself From the Narcissist in Your Life: "A ...high level...narcissist doesn't waste time on those who cannot perform for him/her. By seduction or guile he draws to himself those who will feed his constant need for power and admiration. Narcissists use personal relationships as stepping-stones and way stations to suc…
 
Quoting from my book: Freeing Yourself From the Narcissist in Your Life: "The word ruth, which comes from Middle English means "pity," or "compassion." To be ruthless is to treat another person without mercy. Because of the narcissist's skillful use of seductive charm and refined social graces, it is difficult for most people to believe that a narc…
 
Quoting from my book: Freeing Yourself From the Narcissist in Your Life: "The future partner of the high level narcissist was often the child of an arrogant, demanding narcissistic parent. From his/her earliest days he was conditioned to respond to his parent's arbitrary rules and whims. The narcissistic mother or father conducted himself as a dict…
 
The vulnerable narcissist is far from grandiose, which may surprise you. A covert vulnerable narcissist is secretly angry, resentful, and feels entitled to guilt others into dependency and submission. If. you know a covert narcissist, they may idealize you for the purpose of you becoming their constant source of narcissistic supply. In this episode…
 
In times of inner and outer stress, remember to return to yourself for wisdom and guidance. Reading from my book: Freeing Yourself From the Narcissist in Your Life, we are reminded to keep it simple: "A person of integrity and insight leads his lfe with simplicity, seeing things as they really are, without distortion or delusion. In his interaction…
 
For the high level narcissist the world is his/her oyster; he/she commands his professional and personal domains like a medieval knight. Quoting from my book Freeing Yourself From the Narcissist in Your Life describes the high level narcissist's internal psychological state: "The narcissist is never at peace. Quiet and contentment evade him. .He le…
 
High level narcissists are obsessed and preoccupied with the impressions they are making. Quoting from my book: Freeing Yourself From the Narcissist in Your Life: "The narcissist is always preoccupied with the impression he/she is making...For some, everything in their environment--homes cars, personal possessions--must reflect a flawless self. Som…
 
Quoting from my book: Freeing Yourself From the Narcissist in Your Life: "Life with a narcissist is neither simple nor straightforward. It is a complex production that requires the right settings, plots and actors. The narcissist is encircled by a theatrical cast of supporting actors, bit players and extras. ..Good supporting actors are invaluable.…
 
Empaths are extraordinary individuals who experience reality on the deepest levels. They are misunderstood and labelled cruelly as weak, vulnerable, unsociable, uncommunicative, strange. Today's aggressive coarse society treats these individuals with disdain, dismissal and disrespect. Practice deep understanding and appreciation for your true natur…
 
Reading from my book: Freeing Yourself From the Narcissist in Your Life provides a perspective on this process and how it affects you: "Those who live closely with a narcissist - wives, husbands, partners, children are required to be false to themselves. They learned in early childhood that it was unsafe to feel and express the full range of their …
 
If you were raised by narcissistic parents, chances are you were taught that your feelings were irrelevant. If this is the case, you may not be able to tap into your divine ability to feel your anger, find your true self or protect your boundaries. In this episode, I help you understand the reason why you need to get in touch with your anger. To le…
 
Quote from my book: Freeing Yourself From the Narcissist in Your Life: "On the surface, the empathy of the narcissist seems to be genuine. With a mastery of social graces and his/her quick study of human nature, the high level narcissistic personality appears to care about our thoughts and feelings... Behind the feigned attentiveness and apparent c…
 
Intuition is your greatest gift. Everyone has some capacity for intuition. Your intuition always tells you the truth. Intuition is a kind of vibration, faster than a blink or the speed of light. We discover our intuitions through Nature, our dreams, in the creativity of the unconscious. The more you use your intuition the more powerful it becomes. …
 
Quote from my book: Freeing Yourself From the Narcissist in Your Life: The narcissist draws a magical golden circle around himself/herself. He convinces his followers that this space is a secret garden or hidden glen. Rules and restrictions that operate in the rest of the world don't apply to those inside this chosen enclave...Those who sit at the …
 
It is challenging in the best of times, especially if you are an empath, to be calm and psychologically centered. In periods of chaos it is more difficult to maintain physical and psychological calm. It is understandable to become overwhelmed: frightened, anxious, depressed, angry, confused. When this is happening remember to be very kind to yourse…
 
To protect ourselves from the incredible charm of the high level narcissist is essential to understand the nature of his/her gifts of beguilement and persuasion. Quoting from my book Freeing Yourself From the Narcissist in Your Life paints a clear picture:"The high-level narcissist is gifted at radiating immense charm when he/she chooses... Charm i…
 
Empaths are highly perceptive, exquisitely sensitive individuals. They are attuned to their external and internal environments. They feel deeply and are often misunderstood by spouses, family members and the world at large. Empaths who are married to or partnered with high level narcissists have a particularly difficult journey. In this situation e…
 
If you are married to or partnered with a high level narcissist you are possibly in a state of perpetual oxidative stress which includes insomnia, anxiety, depression, digestive disorders, headaches, etc. To amplify the true nature of these exceedingly cruel individuals I quote from my book: Freeing Yourself From the Narcissist in Your Life: "The n…
 
Quoting from my book: Freeing Yourself From the Narcissist in Your Life that sets the stage for the high level narcissist: "Like water cascading down a falls, compliments and tributes must flow to the narcissist at all times...Narcissists recount endless stories of his triumphs and expects others to tell him "how wonderful he is." There are "member…
 
Lying is a serious act of betrayal. When you have a relationship with someone whom you trust and they lie to you it has painful consequences to you. Everything about this relationship is now in question, especially if it is close and of length and meaning. The high level narcissist continuously lies. This is so convenient for them. Quote from my bo…
 
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