narcissistic relationship

Is Narcissism Shaped by Attachment Style?

Most of us have someone in our lives who comes to mind when we are asked if we know a narcissist. Perhaps, the person we think of can’t stop praising themselves, treats others as inferior, or seems unaffected by anyone else’s feelings and opinions. Or maybe, the person we think of is someone who always… Read more »

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Do You Confuse Admiration with Love? Tales of a Covert Narcissist

Written by an Anonymous PsychAlive Contributer A reader who commented on the article “Narcissistic Relationships: the Perils of Loving a Narcissist”  raised an interesting question, “Why would a person go back to a Narcissist?”  His question resonated with something I read recently in Alice Miller’s book, The Drama of the Gifted Child, a statement that… Read more »

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In a Relationship with a Narcissist? What You Need to Know About Narcissistic Relationships

Narcissistic relationships are formed when one or both partners struggle with a narcissistic personality. Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is defined by The Mayo Clinic as “a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance and a deep need for admiration. Those with narcissistic personality disorder believe that they’re superior to others and… Read more »

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