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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.

Jun 1, 2022

Are you or have you been at the mercy of an individual who constantly screams, threatens, demens,humiliates, brags and shames you. Likely, you are dealing with an aggressive overt high level narcissist. They can be described as an obsessive maelstrom of activity. Maelstrom refers to violent turmoil. The literal meaning is "a poerful whirlpool in the sea of a river."

These cruel, highly charged individuals are self obsessed, without conscience, predatory without psychological boundaries---corrosive characters who do not change.

Each day you are existing in the fight or flight, sympathetic nervous system---your adrenaline rushes through, your cortisol runs high, especially when you are trying to sleep. 

Growing up with a narcissistic parent, you never felt safe; you couldn't let down. There was neither privacy nor calmness; no possibility of solitude or a quieting of your nervous system to parasympathetic mode. 

A recent study by the University of Montreal indicates that some individuals are born more aggressive than others. This research indicates that "aggression isn't only learned, but inborn and one's environment can worsen or improve this behavior as one ages." 

The following represents the many manifestations of the high level aggressive narcissist that you have endured: threats, incessant bragging, grandiosity and hubris, winning for self at the expense of others, humiliation as a tool of submission, restlessness, mindlessness, infantile, regressive two year old temper tantrum mode, 

You and other family members are his possessions and under the control of this dictator.

After years of research and insights and the accumulation of excessive psychological and physical stress you make the decision to leave the high level narcissist and take back, renew, restore, transform your true authentic creative self. 

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