If you’re a survivor of narcissistic abuse, then you probably are all too well aware of the defining characteristics of narcissists and how they manipulate and traumatize the people around them. However even if you’re not a survivor, it’s important to understand what narcissism is and how it can impact people’s lives. This narcissism glossary highlights the most common terms associated with narcissists and narcissism.
With a good understanding of the terminology related to narcissistic traits, narcissist abuse and narcissistic personality disorder, you will gain a better insight into the workings of the narcissistic mind. This will enable you to identify and protect yourself from any narcissist you might be unfortunate enough to come across.
If you’re dealing with a narcissist, or are in any kind of relationship with one, you know that going no contact is often the best solution. But what if that’s not possible? What if you have to co-parent with them, or see them at work every day?
Narcissistic grooming is a tactic used by narcissists to manipulate their victims into a relationship with them. Grooming is the act of shaping a certain image in the target’s mind about who the narcissist is and his or her past experiences.