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The Narcissist in Your Life Podcast is hosted by Linda Martinez-Lewi, Ph.D., clinical expert on the narcissistic personality, psychotherapist and author. I offer in-depth analysis, strategies and practices for those psychologically and emotionally harmed and abused by toxic, predatory narcissistic personalities through my books: Recovering and Healing After the Narcissist and Freeing Yourself from the Narcissist in Your Life, international telephone consultations and global podcasts. I put the emphasis on helping individuals to access the calming, restorative parts of the parasympathetic body/mind systems that lead to healing, recovery, personal transformation and the evolution of your true, authentic self and your unique creative gifts.

Jul 26, 2022

We have a growing population of high level narcissists. Our narcissistic society gives them a huge pass especially if they hold wide and deep swaths of influence and power. 

Don't try to wake up a high level narcissist from their slumber of intractable delusions and extreme self entitlement. They will scream in your...

Jul 22, 2022

Let's begin by looking upclose at the high level narcissist's special brand  of charm: 

Quoting from my book: Freeing Yourself From the Narcissist in Your Life: "The high -level narcissist is gifted at radiating immense charm when he/she chooses. Charm is an enrgy, a vibration, a contagious optimistic state of mind....

Jul 16, 2022

There is a special kind of covert narcissist wh0 plays the martyr role so convincingly that most people believe he/she is an individual of extraordinary integrity, even holy. 

This is part of the covert narcissist's well rehearsed performance. The martyred covert narcissist makes sure that he is seen as indispensable in...

Jul 13, 2022

Quoting from my book: Freeing Yourself From the Narcissist in Your Life: "children develop a sense of right and wrong from their parents. In the beginning the young child idealizes his mother and father. As he becomes more separate psychologically from them, these idealized parental images are modified and become...

Jul 12, 2022

Covert narcissists are the most cunning, conniving and difficult personalities to detect. They are gifted chameleons who are socially skilled and capable of expressing a convincing pseudo empathy. Most people are fooled and disarmed by the covert narcissist. 

Here are some examples of how they operate:

1. Covert...