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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.

Dec 28, 2019

Narcissists have been accused of having the "god complex," firmly believing that they are omnipotent - all powerful, Omniscient - all knowing. Ironically in today's barbarous culture of perverse self entitlement, for some, this appears to be the case.  The high level narcissist has no limitations placed on him or her. Feted within their golden circles of influence and privilege, it appears that these individuals can have whatever they want.

Deep inside in the unconscious the narcissist experiences a hollow, bleak, psychological emptiness, an arid wasteland of nothingness and meaninglessness. In brief moments the narcissist's mask slips. He uses powerful defense mechanisms of projection and denial to protect him from painful and disruptive feelings. 

The narcissistic personality constellation is a defense against feelings of shame. Since the narcissist does not develop a conscience he or she is impervious to feelings of guilt. 

With neither guilt nor shame "impeding" him, the narcissist moves adroitly along the pathways of his blind ambition. He lies constantly, betrays those who love him, steals their creative ideas and projects without a blink of conscience or regret, exploits those who are emotionally weaker as a means of controlling and forcing them to bend to his will.

I encounter individuals of strong integrity and character who are awakening to the true reality of the high level narcissistic personality will now separate out of these non-relationships, put  themselves first and move forward. 

You are leaving the narcissist behind. This person who is cruel, cold, calculating and is psychological regressed at age two or younger. 

Your gifts of creativity, resilience, insight, intuition and compassion are great. You are an incredible example to others who are taking this journey.