Running From Guilt and Shame Means Running Towards Narcissism and Caregiving

This post explores characteristics of individuals who have a tendency towards caregiving behaviors versus those who have a tendency towards narcissistic behaviors.

Intimacy: When Your Strength Overshadows You

This post explores the impact of the Early Maladaptive Schemas Self-Sacrifice and Emotional Inhibition in caregiver and codependent type individuals, often leading them to attract Narcissistic individuals and one-sided relationships and to feel unseen and unvalued.

Ownership: Do You Under or Over Own in Your Relationships?

This post contrasts denial and ownership, as it pertains to self-awareness and growth, and explores relationship patterns of under-owning in narcissists and over-owning in caregivers.

Punitiveness: Moral Conviction or Self-Infliction?

This post compares the personality trait of authoritarianism to the schema Punitiveness and offers useful tips for dealing with the schema of Punitiveness.

Validation and the Walls Before Us

This post explores the impact of not receiving validation from those close to us. This post also includes steps to take to increase likeliness of receiving and giving validation.

Expectations and Fairness: Can You Tell the Difference?

This post explores the potential to blame others when we are not intentional about differentiating between our own expectations and the perception of unfairness and fairness in actions of others.

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