The early signs of narcissism

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The early signs of narcissism

Some of the earlier signs of narcissism can actually be detected in a child in later adolescence, so while narcissism is a normal part of the developmental cycle of children and early adolescence, you might begin to see more disturbing signs that can lead to some problems later on. One example of that will be a child which has not been given the opportunity to develop more autonomy, meaning, muscling through the tough times of life, when the parents jump in too much, too soon, to rescue to fix, to bring about comfort esp when a child may have a life lesson preparing them to live in the world. You can begin to see the child growing quickly frustrated, unable to tolerate the stress of taking on a project that would be appropriate for them to be able to handle, school work for example. Too much dependency, false treating a child, is not developing the need to be able to deal frustration.

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Wendy T. Behary, LCSW

Psychotherapist & Author

With 25 years post-graduate training and advanced level certifications, Wendy Behary is the founder and director of The Cognitive Therapy Center of New Jersey and The New Jersey Institute for Schema Therapy. She has been treating clients, training professionals and supervising psychotherapists for more than 20 years. Wendy is also on the faculty of the Cognitive Therapy Center and Schema Therapy Institute of New York, where she has trained and worked with Dr. Jeffrey Young since 1989. She is a founding fellow of The Academy of Cognitive Therapy (Dr. Aaron T. Beck). Wendy is also the President of the Executive Board of the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST).

Wendy Behary has co-authored several chapters and articles on schema therapy and cognitive therapy. She is the author of the New Harbinger Publication (1st and upcoming 2nd edition) Disarming the Narcissist: Surviving and Thriving with the Self-Absorbed. Wendy has a specialty in treating narcissists and the people who live with and deal with them. As an author and an expert on the subject of narcissism, she is a contributing chapter author of several chapters on schema therapy for narcissism. She lectures both nationally and internationally to professional and general audiences on schema therapy, and the subject of narcissism, relationships, and dealing with difficult people. Her work with industry has included speaking engagements focused on interpersonal conflict resolution. Her private practice is primarily devoted to treating narcissists, partners/people dealing with them, and couples experiencing relationship problems. She is also an expert in coaching individuals in interviewing, public speaking, and interpersonal skills enhancement.

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