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Jan 5, 2018, 6:07:06 PM via Website
Jan 5, 2018 6:07:06 PM via Website
Learn how to spot a narcissist, the mind games they play and how to face them
Are you living with a narcissist or other kind of toxic person? Here's what you need to know.
Narcissistic personality disorder is a condition that is receiving growing awareness, with increasing Internet communities, and a clamor from psychology professionals in the field to update the disease's definition in the DSM, the American Psychiatric Association's official classification of mental illnesses.
The people afflicted by this disorder typically lack empathy and a moral compass, plus they are also masters of treachery; a lethal combination that can drain those around them emotionally and physically for years, sometimes without the victim even noticing the cause.
This app intends to provide you with a basic knowledge of what narcissist disorder is, so you can be better prepared against this real menace, take protection measures if need be, and ultimately gain peace of mind and improve your life quality.
Shorts units of text and video with testimonials and animations will get you familiar with the fundamental concepts of narcissism so you can get a general overview of the problem and what you can do about it.
The easy to understand, jargon-free explanations, referred by specialists and also recovering victims who tell their story, provide a rich insight into the different faces of the problem; narcissistic spouse or sentimental partner, narcissism in families... The way a narcissist reasons, the strategies they use...
Chances are many remarks and descriptions will make you go "me too!", or remind you of someone you know at job, among your acquaintances or your inner circle. Or maybe you've been lucky enough to never run into one of these devastating personalities; still, this information will help you spot the signs in people you meet and take the appropriate cautions before you get too involved...
In this app you will learn:
Easy ways to spot a narcissist
Their different kinds and typical behaviors
Clinical classification of narcissists
The common techniques they use to manipulate your reality
What is narcissistic abuse and what you can do if you think you're suffering it
Recommended protective techniques and cautions when dealing with a narcissist
The psychological damage a narcissist causes in one's psychology, in contrast with normal psychological functioning
Further resources and support for victims of narcissistic abuse
An important distinction to make is that the word "narcissist" is used here as an abbreviation of the pathology called "narcissist personality disorder". The word is sometimes applied in common talk to anyone considered "vain" or "too obsessed with oneself". But there is a certain amount of narcissism that every normal human being has, and it's a healthy, necessary trait. It is only when it becomes dysfunctional and damaging to others that it turns problematic.
Another common misconception is that many victims of narcissists, due to the manipulation techniques they are under (projection, gaslighting, devaluation, guilt tripping...), often tend to wonder if it might be that they are the narcissists themselves. A general rule of thumb is that if you're concerned that you could be a narcissist, then you're not, as narcissists are by definition incapable of any self reflection or self criticism.
This information is provided as a starting point, to put you in a path so you can keep on learning by yourself depending on your particular situation, if need be, or get an overview of this problem that affects millions of people. Everybody can fall prey of a narcissistic personality if they are not warned, in fact this idea that "these things only happen to others" is one that a narcissist will gladly foster and use against you. Don't take the chance; improve your psychological health and learn now about this real threat.