Navigating Narcissistic Relationships, Why We Are So Interested in Stories About Psychopaths + How the Culture of Entitlement is Making the Pandemic Worse with Psychologist Dr. Ramani Durvasula
Published July 2, 2020
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    In this podcast, I talk to professor of psychology, licensed practitioner, international speaker, consultant and best-selling author Dr. Ramani Durvasula about the many facets of narcissism, how it damages relationships and leads to abuse, how the culture of narcissism and entitlement is making the pandemic worse, and why we are so fascinated by stories of narcissists and psychopaths.  

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    Podcast Highlights 

    2:50 How Dr. Ramani went from health and wellness to dealing with narcissism  

    4:38 High-conflict, antagonist personalities and narcissism   

    5:36 What is narcissism?  

    8:38 The culture of entitlement and narcissism in our world today 

    13:05 Entitlement, Narcissism and COVID-19 

    20:51 How collectivism can enable narcissism  

    23:50 The two most important tasks of a parent or guardian 

    27:00 How narcissism and entitlement can out the brain and body into toxic stress and cause brain damage  

    29:14 The definition of narcissism 

    32:20 How to deal with a narcissistic person  

    45:00 Cognitive dissonance and narcissism  

    46:00 Trauma-bonding  

    55:00 What causes narcissism? 

    59:22 Dirty John, psychopaths and narcissism  

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