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Inner Toxic Relief Podcast

Narcissistic abuse is a huge problem in today's society, yet it is rarely talked about, even though the effects are devastating. If you have been in a relationship with a narcissist, you will have suffered at their hands. At the beginning, they are charming and intoxicating, but over time they become controlling, manipulative and they will drain you emotionally and financially. This podcast is to help other people heal from narcissistic abuse! I know all about it because I suffered a lot from narcissism in my family. If you are suffering then visit: We are healing together!


7 Signs Of Narcissism in Teenagers You Need To Know
It's no secret that children can be a bit self-absorbed at times, but as they grow up, they typically learn to appreciate others and show gratitude. However, for some teenagers with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), this natural progression doesn't happen. In fact, their narcissistic tendencies only intensify as they become more involved in the world around them. So, how can you tell if your teen is struggling with NPD? Look out for these 7 tell-tale signs that are highly indicative of the disorder.
11:53 3/29/23
What Is The Difference Between Autism And Narcissism?
Have you ever wondered what sets someone with autism apart from someone with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD)? It's a tricky question, especially when you consider high-functioning individuals on the autism spectrum. These folks used to be labeled with Asperger's syndrome, but now fall under the umbrella of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). And here's where it gets interesting - some of their symptoms might overlap with those of someone with NPD. So, how do you distinguish between the two conditions? It's crucial to understand the unique traits and underlying reasons behind each disorder, so you can support your loved one in the best way possible. Knowing what to look for, how it can impact their daily life, and how autism and NPD can intertwine is essential for their healing journey.
13:11 3/28/23
Can ADHD Be Confused With Narcissism?
Today we are diving deep into the world of mental health, specifically ADHD and NPD. Have you ever wondered if someone you know who is struggling with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) might actually be suffering from narcissistic personality disorder (NPD)? It's a common confusion as both disorders share some similar symptoms. You see, a narcissist is someone who is unable to empathize with others, often explodes in uncontrollable rage, and is extremely self-centered. But do these traits also manifest in people with ADHD? Can these two disorders co-occur? Well, I am here to explore the differences in the causes and expressions of each disorder. Stay tuned!
12:44 3/27/23
Can You Outgrow Narcissism?
Welcome to today's episode where we'll be exploring the changes in narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) symptoms over time. While it's common for children to exhibit narcissistic tendencies, what happens to individuals diagnosed with pathological narcissism as they age? Are there any changes that occur in their behavior or symptoms? Join us as we explore the developmental trajectory of NPD and shed light on what happens to individuals with this disorder as they get older.
11:18 3/24/23
Can PTSD Cause Narcissism?
Welcome to today's episode where we'll be exploring the link between narcissism and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). If you're dealing with a narcissist, you may be wondering what causes their behavior and how they became the way they are. While it's commonly thought that abuse may be a contributing factor to narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), recent research suggests that there may be a relationship between narcissism and PTSD. Join us as we delve into this topic and uncover the connection between these two conditions.
12:49 3/23/23
Can Depression Cause Narcissism?
Welcome to today's episode where we'll be exploring the relationship between narcissism and depression. Most of us are familiar with the idea that narcissistic individuals are prone to depression due to the constant fear of being exposed as a failure or a bad person. However, recent research suggests that the relationship between these two conditions might not be as one-sided as we previously thought. In fact, some studies have found that depression could actually cause narcissism. So, can depression really cause narcissism? Let's dive in.
10:43 3/22/23
Do Narcissists Fall In Love With Other Narcissists?
Picture this: two narcissists in a relationship. At first glance, it might seem like a match made in heaven - they both have an insatiable hunger for attention and a shared sense of grandiosity. But is it really that simple? The truth is, it's anything but straightforward. Despite their similar personalities, narcissists struggle to connect with others on a deeper level, even with fellow narcissists. Their self-centered nature and lack of empathy make it hard for them to understand anyone else's needs or feelings, including those of their partner. So, what happens when two narcissists get together? It's a complicated dynamic that often leads to failure. Join us as we delve into the intricacies of a relationship between two narcissists and explore the reasons why most relationships with narcissists end in disappointment - even when both partners are narcissists themselves. Get ready to unpack the complexities of the narcissist-narcissist pairing!
10:25 3/20/23
Do Narcissists Change Jobs Frequently?
Have you ever worked with a narcissist? It's like being in a constant state of unpredictability and instability. Their self-important attitude, constant blame-shifting, and superiority complex can make them unbearable to work with. It's no wonder they struggle to be a team player, but did you know that they can still be an asset to a business? Yes, you heard that right! Despite their flaws, many narcissists are driven to succeed, solely for the praise and adoration they receive. This can make them a valuable addition to businesses that reward this type of behavior. But why is it that even with their impressive skill sets, they can't seem to get along with their colleagues? Tune in to this episode, where we explore the fascinating ways in which a narcissist can be both a blessing and a curse for businesses. You'll discover the reasons behind their behavior and how to deal with them in the workplace. Get ready to unravel the complex nature of the narcissist in your office!
11:50 3/17/23
Do Narcissists Care About Your Feelings?
Are you in a relationship with a narcissist and constantly left feeling confused about their emotions towards you? It's like you're stuck in an emotional rollercoaster, never knowing what to expect next. Do they even care about your feelings or are you just another pawn in their game of self-obsession? Well, the truth is that narcissists often have a complex mix of emotions that can be challenging to decipher. But don't worry, we're here to help you understand their twisted thought process! It's essential to delve into their childhood trauma and explore how it has shaped their perception of emotions and relationships. So, sit tight and keep watching as we unravel the mystery of narcissistic behavior and guide you on how to avoid common pitfalls in a relationship with a narcissist.
11:51 3/16/23
Can You Become a Narcissist after Narcissistic Abuse?
It's natural to wonder if the toxic behavior of a narcissist will rub off on you and turn you into a self-obsessed egomaniac. After all, being subjected to narcissistic abuse can make you feel like you're not worth anything. But hold on a second - the situation is far more complicated than that! Just as there are various types of narcissists out there, there are also many different forms of narcissistic abuse that they employ. If you suspect that you're a victim of a narcissist or have been in the past, it's crucial to grasp the various shades of narcissistic abuse and how each type affects you. It's a powerful step towards understanding why narcissists behave the way they do and how you can heal from the damage they've inflicted on you.
10:54 3/15/23
Can Depression Cause Narcissism?
Have you ever wondered if depression could actually lead to narcissism? It's a fascinating question that we're exploring in this podcast episode. While it's easy to understand how individuals with narcissistic personality disorder could become depressed due to their constant fear of failure and exposure, there's also evidence to suggest that depression can contribute to the development of narcissism. In fact, studies have shown a link between narcissism and depression, especially in vulnerable narcissists. So, could it be possible that depression is a catalyst for narcissistic behavior? Join us as we dive into the research and explore the intriguing connection between these two mental health conditions. You won't want to miss this eye-opening discussion!
10:43 3/14/23
Do Narcissists Like Getting Gifts?
Gift-giving is supposed to be a joyous occasion, a way to show someone you care and appreciate them. But what happens when that someone is a narcissist? Giving gifts to a self-absorbed individual who craves admiration and attention may seem like a no-brainer, but the truth is, it's a tricky business. In this episode, I'll explore the complexities of gift-giving with narcissists. From their insatiable need for attention and validation to their tendency to use gifts as a means of control, we'll dive deep into the murky waters of narcissistic gift-giving.
09:53 3/14/23
9 Tips To Heal Your Inner Child After Narcissistic Abuse
The scars of narcissistic abuse run deep, and if you're not careful, they can fester and grow, leaving you feeling broken and alone. But there's hope. There's a way to heal those wounds, to soothe that wounded inner child who has been crying out for love and support all these years. In this episode, we'll explore nine powerful techniques for healing your inner child from the trauma of narcissistic abuse. From journaling and meditation to visualization and inner child work, we'll dive deep into each technique and show you how to use it to reconnect with that sensitive, wounded part of yourself.
15:08 3/13/23
67 Things Your Narcissistic Mother Says To Control And Manipulate You
Your mother should be your rock, your safe haven, your guiding light. But what if your mother is a narcissist? Then everything changes. Suddenly, she sees you as nothing more than an extension of herself - a tool to be used to satisfy her insatiable need for attention and validation. If you've ever felt like you're walking on eggshells around your mother, constantly afraid of setting her off or doing something wrong, then you know what it's like to have a narcissistic mother. In this episode, I'll explore 67 toxic things she might say to you, and I'll unpack the different situations that might trigger her to criticize, devalue, and judge your every move.
13:16 3/10/23
How Do I Know If My Mother Is A Narcissist Or A Borderline?
Trying to understand someone's personality disorder can be like navigating a labyrinth - it's easy to get lost in all the overlapping symptoms and confusing signs. For instance, narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) and borderline personality disorder (BPD) may seem similar at first glance, with both disorders featuring several similar traits. But don't worry, I am here to help you make sense of it all! In this episode, I'll dive deep into the similarities and differences between NPD and BPD. I'll explore how to identify which disorder your mother may have and provide practical tips on how to support her and yourself in the healing process.
14:02 3/9/23
How To Deal With A Narcissistic Mother At Christmas
The holiday season is just around the corner, and for many of us, it's a time of joy, warmth, and togetherness. But for those with narcissistic family members, it can be an incredibly stressful time. The pressure to think about others and put their needs first is something that narcissists struggle with, which can leave their loved ones feeling neglected and unimportant. It's especially tough for children of narcissistic parents, who may feel like their needs are always ignored. But fear not! If you're dealing with narcissistic abuse from your mother this holiday season, there are steps you can take to care for yourself and your family. With the right strategies, you can create a happy and peaceful holiday for everyone. In this episode, you'll discover essential tips and tricks to help you navigate the tricky waters of narcissistic abuse during the holiday season.
13:59 3/8/23
What Are The Best Narcissism Forums and Resources Online!
Dealing with a narcissist can be a daunting task, and it can be overwhelming to find reliable resources and forums to help you navigate the murky waters of this complex personality disorder. That's why we've compiled a list of the best resources and forums to guide you on your journey to understanding and coping with narcissism. Say goodbye to the frustration and confusion and say hello to reliable, honest, and accurate information at your fingertips. From insightful blogs to interactive forums, we've got you covered. So, let's dive in and explore the best resources available online to help you handle the narcissist in your life like a pro!
17:24 3/7/23
Top 13 Famous Narcissists in the Past and Present
Don't make the mistake of assuming that those with personality disorders can't make a significant impact on the world. In fact, there have been numerous famous narcissists throughout history who have shaped global events and left a mark on our cultural heritage, for better or for worse. While narcissism can cause an array of dysfunctional traits in those with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), it can also fuel an unparalleled perseverance and drive to achieve one's goals, if only to reinforce their perceived superiority. In this article, we'll explore the complex relationship between narcissism and success, and uncover how the traits associated with NPD can lead to remarkable accomplishments. Get ready to be inspired and surprised by the achievements of these famous narcissists.
16:44 3/6/23
What Is The Best Way To Respond To A Narcissistic Parent?
Growing up with a narcissistic parent is a nightmare scenario - you're trapped with the narcissist until you're old enough to leave home, and by then, you've already endured a lifetime of their abusive behavior. It's no wonder that many children of narcissists don't realize they've been mistreated, as they've been conditioned to believe that they are the problem. But what if you do recognize that your parent has a mental health issue? It's essential to have a plan for coping with their toxic behavior. In this article, we'll explore some strategies for dealing with a narcissistic parent and protecting yourself from their abuse. Get ready to take back your power and start living life on your own terms.
13:23 3/3/23
What Happens When Two Narcissists Date?
Picture this: two narcissists in a relationship. It might seem like an impossibility since narcissists are all about receiving attention and admiration, not giving it. But did you know that the dynamics between two narcissists can be just as explosive as the ones between a narcissist and a codependent? In this episode, we'll uncover the secrets behind the volatile relationships of two narcissists, and why their love-bombing phase often ends in disaster. If you're dealing with a narcissistic loved one, understanding their relationship patterns could be the key to finding some peace and clarity. Get ready to dive into the fascinating world of narcissism and discover what happens when two self-centered individuals collide.
11:33 3/2/23
Can A Codependent Become A Narcissist?
Have you ever wondered why codependents and narcissists seem to be attracted to each other like two peas in a pod? It turns out that there is a proven relationship between codependency and narcissism, and they often complement each other. But here's a twist: can a codependent person become a narcissist from being exposed to constant narcissistic abuse? The answer may surprise you, as the relationship between these two conditions is more complex than you might think. To fully understand it, we need to delve into what they have in common and what makes them distinct. Plus, why do so many codependents worry that they might actually be narcissists? Get ready to unravel the mysteries of this intriguing topic.
09:56 3/1/23
Are All Narcissists Abusive?
Narcissists need admiration and adoration to maintain their false sense of self. They cannot experience empathy or love like a healthy person can. As a result, they cannot feel empathy for the people in their lives. In this episode, you will learn everything you need to better manage the interactions you have with your narcissist and protect yourself from their abuse.
10:57 2/28/23
Can Narcissists Survive Without Their Supply?
Narcissists need other people to constantly praise them in order to feel good about themselves. This is because they don't have a strong internal support system. They rely on the people in their life to provide them with the narcissistic supply of praise. It's important to understand how important this narcissistic supply is to a narcissist. Explore the reasons below to learn why they need their supply and how it affects their behavior. You'll also discover what can happen if their supply is cut off. You need to know this to make the best decisions for your well-being when you’re dealing with a narcissist.
12:54 2/27/23
5 Examples Of Narcissistic Parents Manipulating You
Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental condition that can be expressed in different ways. There are several types of narcissism, including grandiose narcissism, covert narcissism, and malignant narcissism. because these characteristics can combine in different ways, the condition in parents can be expressed in different ways. Let's look at each of these narcissistic parental styles to see the common behaviors they exhibit and if a narcissist can be a good parent.
11:45 2/24/23
Do Narcissists Know They Are Manipulative?
When you have a mental condition like narcissistic personality disorder, it can be difficult to realize that you have a problem. To you, it may seem like you are the only sane person in a sea of lunatics. However, sometimes the actions of the narcissist may appear premeditated, and it may defy logic to think that they do not know what they are doing. This episode discusses more about what motivates the narcissist to do the things they do and how they perceive the world around them. This is key to understanding and anticipating their behavior.
10:59 2/23/23
Are Narcissists Extroverts Or Introverts?
Narcissism is often thought of as a purely extroverted personality trait. However, there is more nuanced and complexity to this character type than initially meets the eye. In fact, there are several different types of narcissists, each with their own unique set of personality characteristics that drive their behavior. Grandiose or exhibitionistic narcissists are typically the most bellicose and aggressive, but it is important to understand the different types in order to truly understand the reasons for their behavior.
11:22 2/22/23
What Type Of Therapy Is Best For Narcissistic Personality Disorder?
Welcome to this episode, where we explore the challenges of treating narcissism and the types of psychotherapy that work best for individuals with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). We discuss how difficult it can be to help narcissists due to their lack of awareness of their problem and the internalized self-loathing that causes them to view any guidance as criticism. Additionally, their fragile self-esteem requires a delicate approach by therapists to guide them through a treatment plan. We examine the particular pitfalls that therapists must avoid when treating a narcissist, and why it's crucial to understand these when trying to help a narcissist in your life.
11:17 2/21/23
Do Toxic Parents Cause Depression?
Your parents are supposed to be your support system and give you unconditional love, but if one or both are narcissists, you’ll likely experience trauma instead. Their toxicity can cause long-lasting harm to many aspects of your personality, but can their narcissistic abuse cause depression? Listen to this episode to learn critical information about how narcissists view and treat their own children and the long-term effects that can have. It’s important for anyone with a narcissistic spouse so they can help their own children. It’s also vital if you’ve been subjected to narcissistic abuse from one or both of your parents.
10:56 2/20/23
7 Differences Between Male And Female Narcissists #129
Welcome to another episode of our podcast, where we take a deep dive into the world of narcissism. In this episode, we're going to explore whether there are differences between male and female narcissists. As we all know, narcissists share common characteristics such as a lack of empathy, a fragile self-esteem covered by a mask of bravado, and a tendency to fly into a rage at the slightest provocation. But how do these traits differ between male and female narcissists? According to therapist Shannon Petrovich, "women tend to be more scheming, passive-aggressive, and manipulative, while men are more prone to the more outward and aggressive modes of controlling others." But what does this mean for those of us who have to deal with narcissists in our lives? In todays episode we explore some of the specific areas where male and female narcissists differ. We'll delve into how gender affects the way narcissists behave and what you can do to protect yourself from their toxic tendencies.
11:52 2/17/23
Are Narcissists Mentally Strong?
Narcissists often come across as being incredibly confident, boastful about their achievements, and convinced of their abilities to conquer anything. At first glance, you may think of them as mentally strong individuals, as they are quick to highlight their positive traits while putting others down. But there's more to the story. Get ready to delve deeper into the mind of a narcissist and discover in this episode how their inner feelings impact their external behavior.
10:52 2/16/23