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Everything Always


Apr 8, 2021

How many times have you heard the word "narcissist" thrown around? Most of us associate this word with someone who is only concerned with themselves, but there may be more to the story. To help us uncover what it really means to be a narcissist—and how to deal with these toxic people in our lives—is Dr. Ramani Durvasula, clinical psychologist, bestselling author, and narcissism expert.

Listen in as we discuss what to do if you co-parent with a narcissist and are concerned about them passing on these toxic traits to your children. You will learn how to identify narcissists, what to do if your ex is turning everyone against you, and what to do if your child is showing narcissistic traits.

9:55 - 12:25 - What got Dr. Ramani interested in narcissism.

13:05 - 15:25 - What a narcissistic personality is.

15:25 - 20:00 -  How to identify a narcissist to protect yourself.

20:00 - 30:15 - How to deal with a narcissistic ex.

30:50 - 36:00 - What to do if your child is showing narcissistic traits.

36:00 - 39:58 - Why you need a twelve-month detox after ending a relationship with a narcissist.

39:58 - 46:45 - How to set boundaries with your ex.

46:45 - 51:00 - The roles children play in narcissistic family dynamics.

51:00 - 54:05 - How to get rid of a narcissistic person in your life.

Takeaways:

  • How to identify a narcissist.
  • How to deal with a narcissist in your life.
  • What to do if you’re worried about your narcissistic co-parent passing on toxic traits to your children.
  • How to avoid entering a relationship with a narcissist.
  • Who narcissists attract.

Quotes:

“You are never going to convince a narcissistic co-parent to do it your way, and if you keep pushing you are going to take a tense situation and turn it into an explosive device.” - Dr. Ramani

“People who have a regular level of insecurity don’t feel the need to shout it from the rooftops. They’re okay. But because [narcissists] are insecure, their whole life is compensation.” - Dr. Ramani

“If you suspect that the patterns in your relationship are this toxic and recognize that the more toxic the patterns the less likely they are to change, the real heavy lifting you need to do is figure out what exactly are you going to do.” - Dr. Ramani

3 Interesting Clips:

13:05 - 14:33 - What a narcissistic personality actually is.

16:45 - 18:30 - How to identify narcissists.

32:10 - 35:04 - What to do if you see narcissistic traits in your children.

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