managing narcissists

Managing Different Types of Narcissists with Pathways Family Coaching

Pathways TeamNarcissism, Personality Disorders

Establishing a workable co-parenting arrangement is hard enough on its own. As many parents know, underlying mental health issues can complicate the situation even further. One of the most common factors in a high-conflict separation or divorce is Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). NPD is clinically defined as a mental condition characterized by an inflated sense of their self-importance, an intense …

The Transgenerational Trauma of Personality Disorders

Jenna NoblePersonality Disorders

Thankfully I did not grow up with an alcoholic parent.  But I do remember sneaking up the stairs at night when visiting my grandparents to see my grandfather sipping his nightly whiskey.  He was a horribly abusive man. I remember as a little girl knowing not to engage him as he sipped his drink.  However, the shock wave of his …

The 4 Phases of a Narcissistic Relationship

Monique MasonNarcissism, Personality Disorders

Here we go…the last in a series of 3 monster blog posts that dive super deep into NPD, or narcissistic personality disorder… Part 1:  The 10 Types of Narcissists, Causes & Warning SignsPart 2:  Narcissistic Coping MechanismsPart 3:  The 4 Phases of a Narcissistic Relationship As mentioned in our previous posts, NPD is one of four cluster B personality disorders, …

Narcissistic Coping Mechanisms

Monique MasonNarcissism, Personality Disorders

Okay…I know this post is way late, but if you follow Pathways on Facebook, you probably already know why…that’s right!  I’ve teamed up with the amazing Jenna Noble!  We now co-own the business, and have been working feverishly to develop amazing programs and resources for parents who are facing the rejection of a child…either partially or full-on for years. Last …

The 10 Types of Narcissists, Causes & Warning Signs

Monique MasonNarcissism, Personality Disorders

For the months of June and July, I’ve decided to take a deep dive into NPD, or narcissistic personality disorder.  In fact, I will be diving so deep that I’ve decided to turn it into a 3 part blog series: Part 1:  The 10 Types of Narcissists, Causes & Warning SignsPart 2:  Narcissistic Coping MechanismsPart 3:  The 4 Phases of …

What is “splitting”, and am I guilty of it?

Monique MasonPersonality Disorders

Splitting is prevalent among people with personality disorders, such as Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).  It can be simply defined as “all-or-nothing” thinking.  They view the world from two perspectives…”all good” or “all bad”.  Everything is perceived as “black” or “white” with no room for shades of grey. Relationships with those that split are rocky at best, and tend to be …