"Well, How Do You Think I Feel?!" - Manipulation and the Narcissist
By Lauren Cardinale, CMS-CHt, FIBH, CPC
Do you have a friend who somehow manages to revert every topic of conversation back to himself; the colleague who is always bragging about having the latest, greatest "whatever"; the family member who thinks she is smarter and just generally better than you at everything? Chances are, you’ve encountered a narcissist - but sometimes the signs of narcissism are a little more nuanced - not always as obvious as we would think. A certain amount of narcissism IS in all of us, and it is actually healthy. It IS possible to have some traits of narcissism without having a clinically diagnosed disorder, but when narcissism starts to have a serious, negative impact on everyday life and relationships, it is an impairment outside of the normal. Listen in to learn how to tell if you have a narcissist in your life and what you can do about it!