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Five Powerful Ways Abusive Narcissists Get Inside Your Head | Self-Care Haven. Photograph by Photographee.eu via Shutterstock. Five Powerful Ways Abusive Narcissists Get Inside Your Head by Shahida Arabi In popular culture, the term “narcissistic” is thrown about quite loosely, usually referring to vanity and self-absorption. This reduces narcissism to a common quality that everyone possesses and downplays the symptoms demonstrated by people with the actual disorder. While narcissism does exist on a spectrum, narcissism as a full-fledged personality disorder is quite different.

People who meet the criteria for Narcissistic Personality Disorder or those who have traits of Antisocial Personality Disorder can operate in extremely manipulative ways within the context of intimate relationships due to their deceitfulness, lack of empathy and their tendency to be interpersonally exploitative. Watch out for the following covert manipulation tactics when you’re dating someone or in a relationship. 1. 2. Narcissists are masters of making you doubt yourself and the abuse. 3. Narcissists: Five Powerful Ways Narcissistic Abusers Get Inside Your Head (Official) How to Defend Yourself from Narcissists. Observe Don't Absorb Technique. Stop the Manipulation! How to Handle Temper Tantrums - Real Simple. Photo by Luke Pearson If you have a child, you have at some point peeled his red-faced self off the floor of the baking aisle because you told him no, you’re not buying sprinkles for dinner. (Was he still wearing pants when you exited the store?

Congratulations.) “Tantrums are common from ages one to four because kids become frustrated when they can’t get what they want,” says Robert G. Harrington, a professor of psychology at the University of Kansas who specializes in child development, behavior management, and parent education. “Younger kids may also lack the language skills to voice that frustration.” Since a two-year-old doesn’t know how to tell you exactly where to stick that gummy worm you aren’t handing over, he loses it. As we mature, we get (somewhat) better at articulating our needs and exercising self-control. 1. We all have temper triggers. 2. When someone is having a tantrum, don’t throw a tantrum yourself. 3.