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The Narcissist in Your Life Podcast is hosted by Linda Martinez-Lewi, Ph.D., LMFT, specializing in the Narcissistic Personality--Overt and Covert Narcissists. She offers in-depth knowledge about the origins and dynamics of the narcissistic personality and strategies and practices for those who have been psychologically and emotionally abused by toxic narcissistic personalities through her global podcasts and her books: Recovering and Healing After the Narcissist and Freeing Yourself From the Narcissist in Your Life.

The Narcissist in Your Life Podcast Linda Martinez-Lewi, Ph.D., LMFT

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The Narcissist in Your Life Podcast is hosted by Linda Martinez-Lewi, Ph.D., LMFT, specializing in the Narcissistic Personality--Overt and Covert Narcissists. She offers in-depth knowledge about the origins and dynamics of the narcissistic personality and strategies and practices for those who have been psychologically and emotionally abused by toxic narcissistic personalities through her global podcasts and her books: Recovering and Healing After the Narcissist and Freeing Yourself From the Narcissist in Your Life.

    Malevolent High Level Narcissist Re-Creates A Sparkling New Identity

    Malevolent High Level Narcissist Re-Creates A Sparkling New Identity

    From the time he/she was very young, the budding narcissist was convinced that he was brilliant, talented, master of social graces, resourceful, socially gifted at magnetizing people to him/her. Often the golden child, these individuals are exceedingly self entitled, overflowing with hubris. 
    They are convinced that they are perfect---superior to others in every respect. They don't develop a conscience and blame their dirty deeds on siblings, friends, family members, acquaintances, rivals, enemies. 
    High levels are "climbers", determined to reach the highest summits of monetary and professional largesse, to ingratiate themselves to the most moneyed power brokers and social movers and shakers. 
    They get their lietenants to do the dirty work. They come out of their misadventures without blemish or murmur. They cheat, steal, lie threaten, collude, betray, scheme---and never get caught.
    Many fear that lying will bring down holy thunder and lightening. Not the high level narcissist.They take pleasure in mendacity---this is a familiar game to them. 
    Learn to recognize these vipers quickly. 
    Take your own pathway, that of the just, discerning, empathic. Your intellect is keen; your character is fine, your creative talents are many. You shine forth and chart your own course. The winds are at your back now. You see and feel the beauty and majesty of the blue waters of healing, restoration, transformation and creativity.
     
    Click below for links to my books on Amazon 
    Freeing Yourself From the Narcissist in Your Life
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    Recovering and Healing After the Narcissist
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    • 5 min
    High Level Narcissist: A Fortress of Defense Mechanisms

    High Level Narcissist: A Fortress of Defense Mechanisms

    Grandiose, filled with hubris, extreme self adulation, the high level narcissist creates a series of personas that feed his/her delusons of ultimate power and perfection
    Propeled by a lack of conscience, the high level narcissist sails past those who stand in his/her way to achieve master and control.
    The high level has perfected the creation of a series of false seleves that showcase his/her perfection and omnipotence.
    The high level possesses a dark venal shadow that ejects psychological venom on all those at hand.
    This narcissist is a masterful fabricator of lies. He/she is persuasive and self rightous with their lies.
    High level narcissists are thieves of your creative concepts, books, inventions. Their intentioin is to take your original material for themselves, monetize it and even discard you.
    You are a truth seeker and have discovered the true nature of the high level narcissist. Listen to the wisdom of your intuition combined with your study of this personality disorder. 
    Put your attention on self care and self regard. Move forward with your many creative gifts and fine character as you rediscover your true, authentic, original self.
    My  books Freeing Yourself From the Narcissist in Your Life and Healing and Recovering After the Narcissist are available on Amazon.
    Click the link below for the Mental Health News Radion Network, a Global Network of Shows by Podcasters on every facet of Mental Health:
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    • 4 min
    High Level Classic Narcissists Demean You and Your Feelings

    High Level Classic Narcissists Demean You and Your Feelings

    Classic narcissists, larger than life, bombastic, charismatic to some, sail through their days in the fast lane---always moving to their next cascade of narcissistic supply. If they are very successful they have more opportunities to be adored, praised and rewarded handsomely in this current world of rampant pathological narcissism.  Those at the top of their games don't do the hardest work. They have adoring followers, psychologically dependent individuals, hangers on, at their beck and call.
    If you have narcissists in your family, you are too keenly aware of how they demean you and/or ignore you or bith. If you are having a difficult time, they completely ignore what you are saying or they wonder what is the matter with you that you have caused such trouble for yourself. 
    Narcissists are peripatetic---They always have their engines running. They go from one project to the next, one trip to the next, one aquisition to the next, one full makeover to the next, one partner to the next, etc. 
    They get a kick out of running circles around you. They don't care about you one whit. They jauntily move along to constantly brag about themselves. 
    On some occasions the narcissist wonders out loud about what is wrong with you that you can't overcome your problems. After all, they did!
    At a point of awakening you recognize that you are an adult in the process of healing and restoration from the classic high level narcissist. 
    You are entitled to practice self care each day. Rest, sleep, self love, Nature in all of its beauty, the gift of music. Do the work of healing every day. You deserve deep inner peace and the fulfillment of your many unique creative gifts.
    Click the link below for my books on Amazon:
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    Click the link below for the Mental Health News Radion Network, a Global Network of Shows by Podcasters on every facet of Mental Health:
    www.mhnrnetwork.com

    • 6 min
    Empaths Rescue Themselves from Marriage to High Level Narcissists

    Empaths Rescue Themselves from Marriage to High Level Narcissists

    Empaths are highly perceptive, exquisitely sensitive individuals. They are finely attuned to their external and internal environments. They feel deeply and are often misunderstood by spouses, family members and the world at large. Empaths who are married or partnered with high level narcissists have a particularly difficult time.
    Many of you grew up as children of narcissistic parents. Demands and reprimands were daily occurrences. Narcissistic mothers and fathers gave you the message that you didn't and couldn't measure up to their expectations. You felt irredeemably flawed. For making great efforts to obtain any attention, warmth, attachment, acceptance didn't work. You were looked upon with scorn even disgust. 
    Married to a high level narcissist you are at the mercy of their recriminations, criticisms, projections. 
    There is a time of awakening when you can no longer tolerate being controlled by the high level narcissist.
    You can now move forward with self care: sleep and rest, movement and exercise, nourishing food, good hydration, Nature, developing your spiritual practice as you understand it, rediscovering your unique creativity, the fulfillment of your authentic, creative, true self.
    Click the link below for my books on Amazon:
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    Click the link below for the Mental Health News Radio Network, a global network of Shows by Podcasters encompassing every facet of Mental Health:
    www.mhnrnetwork.com
     
     
     

    • 5 min
    Freedom From Childhood Shame Projected by A Narcissistic Parent

    Freedom From Childhood Shame Projected by A Narcissistic Parent

    Shame is a dreadful, intolerable feeling, a visceral reaction that goes deep inside of us. Often, children carry their shame into adulthood, especially if they are raised by narcissistic parents. When we feel ashamed we want to disappear and hide where no one can find us.
    The narcissistic parent expects perfection from his child. A child learns how to feel about himself/herelf through the loving attachment of the parent---the empathy, affection, acceptance of the son or daughter as a unique human being.
    The child with the highly dysfunctional narcissistic parent is never permitted to be his/her authentic self---that wonderful spontaneous, creative, joyful individual that is expressing the real self. Instead, the narcissist projects shame onto his/her small child from the beginning--telling them that they are always wrong, stupid, unworthy, worthless. 
    Children raised in this psychological environment of being demeaned and humiliated feel deep shame inside themselves. 
    I have spoken to and heard from many of you who are in the process of healing the shame that has bound you and are on the road to rediscovering your true self and leading the life that you deserve. Remember to put the emphasis on taking very good care of yourself. Rest, Sleep, Eat Nourishing Food, Hydrate Well, Gentle yoga poses, Stretching, Beautiful Music listening, Time with Nature. 
    Click the link below for my books on Amazon:
    https://tinyurl.com/2p92ymam
    Click the link below for the Mental Health News Radio Network, a global network of Shows by Podcasters covering every facet of Mental Health:
    www.mhnrnetwork.com
     

    • 6 min
    Recovering from Chronic Exhaustion After the High Level Narcissist

    Recovering from Chronic Exhaustion After the High Level Narcissist

     "The narcissist is at all times a deceiver, never straight, clear or true. He/she has mastered the ability to delude himself and others. Like a socerer, he hatches intricate plots in secret..." (From: Freeing Yourself From the Narcissist in Your Life, Linda Martinez-Lewi, Ph.D., LMFT). 
    For many years you played your role of partner and spouse to the high level narcissist, knowing that he/she was psychologically toxic. You are exhausted at all times. You have chronic insomnia and can't sleep at night. You get up in the morning and drag yourself through the day. 
    You are now full circle and heavy with exceptional exhaustion. In the past you jacked yourself up with coffee, plunged into exercise, distracted yourself with fantasies and long held wishes. The mental tricks have worn thin; they don't work anymore. 
    Remind yourself that you are genuine; you are not deluded. You are highly empathic and care deeply about the feelings of others - family members, friends. 
    Let the narcissistic world twirl by at ever increasing speeds as it goes nowhere. 
    Give yourself credit for being a true individual who is growing and evolving. Know that this is a process that takes time and effort and that you are moving toward developing a stronger, expanded true self.
    Follow your unique path and pace. Practice self care - Rest, Sleep, Movement/Exercise, Nourishing Food, Listening to Calming Music, Spend time with Nature, the great healer.
    Click the link for my books on Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/2p92ymam
    Click the link for the Mental Health News Radio Network, a global network of Shows by Podcasters on every facet of Mental Health: www.mhnrnetwork.com
     
     

    • 5 min

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484 Ratings

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24 yrs of being unaware

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My daughter has Borderline Personality Disorder and narc traits. She has caused a lot of emotional turmoil and stress in my life. I have to maintain a relationship to be able to see my grandson and keep the rest of the family intact. Why don’t I hear about having a narc adult child?

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I’ve been dealing with so much pain for a long time. Blaming myself for so much. Through research I have realized he could be a CN but this podcast has made me come to terms with my cognitive dissidence and realize this is exactly what I had in my life for 27 years…i am free now and will live a very full life.

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