RSS Recent Posts by Arlene Taylor

  • Affirmation Formula May 7, 2021
    There are some general guidelines that could be considered a basic formula for affirmations. First, use short words and phrases so they are easy to recall. Second, state the words and phrases in a positive form. You are creating a 1-step picture of what you want to have happen. (As a point of interest, the […]
  • Affirmation—An Art and a Science May 6, 2021
    As with anything else, the effective use of affirmations is both an art and a science that is honed through practice. Yes, it’s a learning curve if you were not showered with helpful self-worth-building comments growing up so failed to learn that skill. As with most everything else worth honing, it requires information that your […]
  • NPD & Energy May 5, 2021
    My mother has a NPD and being around her is simply exhausting. What can I do? Dealing with NPD can be exhausting and can negatively impact your energy. What type of interactions exhaust your brain? People to talk nonstop about their problems but respond with ‘that won’t work’ every time you make a helpful suggestion? […]
  • NPD & Energy May 4, 2021
    My mother has a NPD and being around her is simply exhausting. What can I do? Dealing with NPD can be exhausting and can negatively impact your energy. What type of interactions exhaust your brain? People to talk nonstop about their problems but respond with ‘that won’t work’ every time you make a helpful suggestion? […]
  • Dealing with NPD Behaviors May 3, 2021
    How do I even start figuring out how to deal with NPD Behaviors? What can you do when confronted by a person exhibiting symptoms characteristic of Narcissistic Personality Disorder? First, recognize that it involves their self-absorption, inability to manage anger, low self-esteem, low levels of Emotional Intelligence, failure to be empathetic, tendency to blame others, […]
  • Recognizing NPD April 30, 2021
    Do you have any tips for recognizing NPD quickly?  You can only know what you know, therefore, learning what to look for and recognizing patterns of behavior quickly can help you protect yourself and/or get help if you recognize the symptoms in yourself. Self-esteem is compromised in NPD, so in order to feel adequate these […]
  • Parenting Style & NPD, 3 April 29, 2021
    The Brummelman study reportedly identified that greater child-rated parental warmth, predicted higher self-esteem six months later, but not greater narcissism. This was measured by comments such as “I know my parents love me. My mother (or father) tells me she (or he) loves me.” By comparison, parental overvaluation predicted greater narcissism six months later, but […]
  • Parenting Style and NPD, 2 April 28, 2021
    A child who may be developing narcissistic characteristics not only may want to be in the spotlight all the time but may care about being admired and thought special more than developing genuine friendships. As they brag and demand attention and admiration, they may seem oblivious to how that may make other children around them […]
  • Parenting Style & NPD April 27, 2021
    It is important to understand that most people do the best they can at the time with what they know. If a parent grew up being told he or she was special, that parent may replicate that style with their own child(ren)—or go 180 degrees opposite. And, as I so often point out, 180 degrees […]
  • Coaching Parents in Preventing NPD April 26, 2021
    Does the NPD study “Origins of Narcissism in Children” suggest any prevention strategies? According to Eddie Brummelman, the study conclusions do suggest a practical way of helping parents. Parents can be coached on how to express affection and appreciation toward children without telling them that they are superior to others or entitled to special privileges. […]