15 Top Warning Signs Of A Self-Centered and Self-Absorbed Person

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Is there a self-absorbed person in your life?

Let’s say you’ve been in a relationship for a few months, and you begin to notice your new boyfriend spends a lot of time talking about himself and his accomplishments.

Your beautiful new girlfriend looks around every room she enters.

Full of herself, she waits for heads to turn and admiring looks to come her way.

When you share a success or an exciting event in your life, inevitably the conversation turns to their self-absorption with their achievements or more thrilling adventures.

He or she is a self-centered person.

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Can You Recognize A Manipulative Person? 11 Characteristics You Must Know

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Manipulative people have an uncanny way of making us believe they are charming, supportive, and kind — until they aren’t. 

Recognizing the traits of a manipulator can be challenging when you first meet one.

Although you’ve likely experienced manipulative friends or family, it can take a while before you realize what’s behind the charm. 

You know things are starting to feel weird, but you just can’t put your finger on it — until you get caught up in the web of subtle deceit, mind games, and control.

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15 Of The Best Ways To Shut Down A Narcissist

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Need to know how to shut down a narcissist?

Everyone has a tendency to show some narcissistic traits at times.

This tendency comes in varying degrees with different people, and sometimes you can’t tell if someone has a heaping serving of this personality trait until you’ve spent a significant amount of time with them.

What’s more, the qualities that initially attracted you to this person may be the very qualities that end up annoying you.

You may meet someone confident and proud of their accomplishments and seems exciting and well-versed in life.

But after getting to know them, you realize that all they talk about is themselves, and they are starting to drain your energy with all of the self-absorption.

This is when you may realize you’re dealing with a narcissist. What are the weaknesses of a narcissist? Narcissists can be:

  • Self-centered
  • Arrogant
  • Inconsiderate
  • Needy of admiration
  • Manipulative
  • Controlling
  • Demanding
  • Patronizing
  • Critical

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21 Disrespectful Husband Quotes To Reinforce What You Should Never Tolerate

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The disrespectful spouse quotes in this post are a call to action.

No woman should feel obligated to stay with a guy because he hasn’t physically abused her (yet). 

If you’re not married to him, you can say, “Stop disrespecting your wife!” though you might not expect much to change.

He may not even see his behavior that way.  Or he may not care. 

But why is he like this? 

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27 Of The Most Glaring Traits Of A Female Narcissist

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Do you know a woman who is self-absorbed, often cruel, jealous, and critical?

She may be a narcissist.

Female narcissists are often overlooked.

Because they exhibit some of the same behaviors as typical teenage girls, female narcissists can go unnoticed and be passed off for simply being a “mean girl” — or a grown woman.

It’s often assumed that mean girls grow out of their bad behaviors, however, habits like gossiping, excluding other people, and sabotaging relationships can be more common among females with existing narcissistic traits.

Dominant females who are narcissists are almost as threatening as their male counterparts, but females have a certain protection through stereotypes such as “sweet young girl,” a “nurturing mother,” and the “kind little grandma.”

No one thinks the sweet older woman can be vindictive, menacing, and ruthless.

Nor do people expect mothers to be so self-centered that they are willing to abandon or abuse their own children.

The difference between a female and a male narcissist is that females tend to be in competition with other females for superiority, while male narcissists use their charm and appearance to meet their goals.

The truth is, female narcissists never “grow out” of their childhood behaviors.

Instead, they develop more effective aggressive behaviors in their adult years, using their manipulative traits to employ their selfish agendas and to exploit other people.

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How To Cope With A Lack Of Empathy From Your Partner or Spouse

A lack of empathy is one of the defining characteristics of low emotional intelligence.

To have empathy, you must put yourself in another person’s shoes — to feel what they are feeling and seek to understand their perspective.

You must be willing to step outside of your own needs and feelings in order to be present and engaged with someone else.

Empathy calls for patience, active listening, intimacy, and selflessness.

It requires a generous and giving spirit and a true desire to sit with someone in their most difficult moments or share in their most joyous accomplishments.

Some people are naturally empathetic, but people who lack empathy can learn and reinforce the skills of empathy and compassion.

To do that, we must recognize it’s value not only in our relationships, but also in our own personal growth.

Practicing empathy expands our understanding of ourselves and others.

It connects us to the human condition — the suffering, the joys, the sorrows, and the longings we all share. It draws us closer to the people around us and frees us to be vulnerable and authentic with them.

We need to practice empathy in all of our personal and professional relationships, but the one relationship in which empathy is essential is your marriage or love relationship.

A successful marriage requires a deep and abiding communion and closeness between the two people. Love and intimacy thrive on the empathic connection within the relationship.

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11 Noxious Traits Of Toxic People

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If you’re here, chances are you’re no stranger to toxic traits.

You might be picturing someone right now, remembering something they’ve said or done recently. 

Toxic traits in a person generally show up whenever someone defies them, disagrees with them, or fails to show them the respect and humble obedience they believe they deserve.

Everyone but the toxic person pays a heavier price to keep the peace

But what traits make someone a toxic person

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9 Top Signs A Narcissist Is Really Finished With You

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If you’ve been in a relationship with a narcissist, you know that when a narcissist leaves you, very often they come back and start the whole cycle over again.

Narcissists groom their targets for the idealize-devalue-discard-hoover cycle.

They know the effect this has on neurotransmitters like dopamine. It’s intentional.

They want you to feel as though no matter how badly they treat you, you need them around to feel “happy.” 

So, how do you know a narcissist is finished with you? And are they ever really done? 

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