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Melissa Schenker

Why a Narcissist Does What She Does

As seen in Huffington Post

We're familiar with the self-centered, self-inflating tendencies of narcissists but have you ever stopped to wonder why they do what they do? Sometimes we assume that it's due to "low self-esteem" but then it also seems that they feel superior to others -- which presents a contradiction. Getting a handle on why they do what they do can help your relationship with a narcissist make more sense.

Keep in mind that narcissists can be male or female -- what typifies a narcissist is their behaviors.

Here's a list of just a few of the more common "patterns" of narcissism, and a brief explanation of what's behind the behavior: Continue reading 

Tina's post

Want to create an entertaining rumpus at your next dinner party? Invite some psychology professionals and ask them what they think of the recently released DSM5. That topic is guaranteed to provide passionate debate. more...

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