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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, 2021

Hubris in man is ever-present, even found in prehistoric caves. Wherever there is pride there is hubris. The story of the angels cast into Hell for their hubris remains with us. 

The word hubris comes from the ancient Greek meaning extreme pride and dangerous overconfidence.

Hubris is outrageous. Aristotle defined hubris as shaming the victim.

The high level narcissist gains pleasure from his hubristic acts. He or she is not called out on these dark deeds if they hold sway and power, if they are highly placed socially and economically.

Those who are married to or partnered with or children of hubristic high level narcissists are victims of their extreme psychopathology.

You spend years and decades married to one of these individuals, go through a series of leaving them, returning and continuing the cycle, to the increasing stress, psychophysiological imbalances, mood and anxiety disorders, chronic insomnia, re-traumatization from childhood.

Unlike you they have no shame---never did and never will. They re always right no matter their horrific misdeeds and betrayals. 

They have around them a golden circle of followers and hangers on who are loyal to them no matter what the issue. They feed off of the high level's extreme pride, economic largesse and social power.

In the high level's psychological mix is a lack of conscience, any bit of shame or of course no empathy.

There is a time of awakening with your insights, research and intuitions recognize the true dark nature of the high level narcissist and finally appreciate who you really are---a very authentic individual of fine character, integrity, strength and psychological grounding. As you move forward stay attuned to Nature the great healer and the manifestation of your many unique creative gifts.