Damages of a narcissist go deeper than the things you can’t do with them. Narcissists are not just selfish people. Because they don’t care about anything or anybody but themselves, their sole purpose with others is to have control and make people do whatever they want. Selfish people can be difficult, but they have a conscience. They do care about others, and sometimes they can listen and share. Narcissism is a character disorder that can affect whole families.

Do you know the difference between a selfish person and a narcissist?

Damages of a narcissist take hold slowly. Negative consequences of fighting back, make you begin hesitating to speak up. Every word is a fight. Eventually, you become so afraid of what will happen when you think or act for yourself that you can’t do anything. One damage is paralysis. The article below outlines the damaging traits of a narcissist.

An 11th thing you can’t do with a narcissist is have a conversation. Here’s what arguing with a narcissist sounds like.

How can you counter the damages of a narcissist? Start by looking at yourself and what you want for yourself and your life. Then find people and professionals who can help and support you in making changes. The narcissist in your life won’t let you go without a fight.


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Leslie Glass

Leslie Glass became a recovery advocate and co-founder of Reach Out Recovery in 2011, encouraged by her daughter Lindsey who had struggled with substances as a teen and young adult. Learning how to manage the family disease of addiction with no roadmap to follow inspired the mother and daughter to create Reach Out Recovery's website to help others experiencing the same life-threatening problems. Together they produced the the 2016 ASAM Media Award winning documentary, The Secret World of Recovery, and the teen prevention documentary, The Silent Majority, distributed by American Public Television. Leslie is also the creator of Recovery Guidance, the information website for those seeking addiction and mental healthcare for professionals nationwide. In her career, Leslie has worked in advertising, publishing, and magazines as a writer of both fiction and non fiction. She is the author of 9 bestselling crime novels, featuring NYPD Dt.Sgt. April Woo. Leslie has has served as a Public Member of the Middle States Commission of Higher Education and as a Trustee of the New York City Police Foundation. For from 1990 to 2017, Leslie was the Trustee of the Leslie Glass Foundation.

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