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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.

Nov 30, 2022

Beneath a series of charming, alluring, charismatic masks and artifices lies the true embattled, damaged real self of the narcissist. No one perceived the inner core of this person. It is cleverly concealed with a highly inflated ego, an impeccable facade and persona. The socalled successsful narcissist surrounds himself/herself with material possesions, oulent lifestyles, houses, cars, trappins that speak loudly: "I am theb est; I am a winner, I am perfect; I am very special." in a series of self-congratulatory pronouncements.

The narcissist is a very restless, easiy bored human being. He cnnot simple "be." Often peripattetic with a high metaborlic rate, he goes about his/her life at full speed. Everyone must keep up with him. He doesn't slow down or stop for anyone. He/she is always on his way to the top, to winning under any and all circumstances no matter whom he hurts or discards. His/her goal is always to top and better others. The narcissist truly believes conscously that he/she is superior and better than othres. These "inferior" individuals exist only to serve him/her.  The narcissist is running so fast as a defense against the self negative feeling that he/she is concealing deep inside the unconscious, in the impaired real self. 

The core of the narcissistic personality remains for the most part unknown to the narcissist himself. This is due to his/her impenetrable defense mechanisms, especially Denial. 

Inability to have insight is caused by an inner psychic core that is hollow, inert, fragmented, severely regressed--at approximately two years of age. This is the age at which the psychic structure of this child stopped growing and evolving. 

Those who share their lives with narcissistic personalities, especially spouses and children, trvel a very difficult and complex path. Since the narcissist is incapable of empathy and does not have a developed conscience, spouses and children are treated like human possessions that the narcissist has under his absolute control. 

The narcissist controls spouses and children without mercy. He keeps them from expressing themselves as authentic, separate individuals. 

You come to a time of decision knowing that you will free yourself from the narcissistic personality. 

Continue your journey of the evolution of your true self. This is your intrinsic right and destiny.

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