DiscoverPhil in the BlanksNarcissistic Personality Disorder: Toxic Personalities in the Real World (Part 1)
Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Toxic Personalities in the Real World (Part 1)

Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Toxic Personalities in the Real World (Part 1)

Update: 2021-10-1937


Are you living with a Narcissist? Find out all about Narcissistic Personality Disorder on Dr. Phil’s new mental health podcast series, “Phil in the Blanks: Toxic Personalities in the Real World.” Listeners will learn about Narcissistic Personality Disorder; how to recognize it, establish boundaries, and how to co-exist with those in your life who may have it with tools and guidelines that can help minimize damage to oneself and loved ones. Then, stay tuned for additional episodes when Dr. Phil addresses other types of Cluster B personalities, like Borderline Personality Disorder, Schizoaffective Personality Disorder, and more!

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Comments (10)


Sounds like my mother is a covert narcissist. It has been one trauma after the next since my first memories. I was a huge disappointment according to her. I caused her hell for 25 years she says. So I believe therapy has backfired for her. I thought yes..finally but instead it seemed to be more about finding deeper levels of deception to back her behavior. I get it when you mentioned that in your podcast. She was basically asking permission to dump me. She did learn how to do that from her therapist in a way where she wouldn't look bad to other people. Now I have Malignant metastatic melanoma that went to my brain. I had a 3 inch tumor last year and needed emergency surgery. I had many other small brain tumors gamma knifed and Yervoy/Obdivo immunotherapy. I wasn't told so at the time but I was not expected to live. My mom did not ask try to contact me and ask how I was even though she knew through my children. So, I wrote her and her response was this: How sad. No one should have to outlive one's own children. As if I'm putting her through more grief. 2 weeks ago I had another Brain MRI and Pet scan and there are no new signs of disease in my body. My doctors call it a miracle. The tumors they treated with gamma knife have shrunk or nearly disappeared. I was prepared to die and now this. Now it seems I have more time. I am not cured but apparently will have more time. My therapist and I are working on how to make the best of that time. It's good to hear that there really is nothing I can do about this apparent Covert Narcissism and I did go through a surprising "I want my mommy thing" throughout this past year. Your podcast on Covert Narcissism that my therapist recommended was very helpful. Please share more. Thank you, Kim

Dec 3rd
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Anita Scranton

Can someone be a narcissist on a very mild basis? And can they be empathetic or at least appear empathetic.

Nov 18th
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Jody Parra

what if they only have some of these characteristics does that still make them a narcissist

Nov 12th

Jody Parra

this is exactly what I've wanted to know

Nov 12th

Terry Thompson Smith

40 years of marriage and im tired of being beat down for the first time im understanding who I've let into my life. thank you

Nov 4th


Another saying, “I’m sorry you feel that way.”

Nov 3rd

Sara Lenz

this hits home more than you would ever know.

Oct 27th

Ojo Eira

Yes finally! I like your guests however I prefer your series. It is nice to have a highly focused lens on topics revealing the wisdom gleaned over time.

Oct 20th
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Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Toxic Personalities in the Real World (Part 1)

Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Toxic Personalities in the Real World (Part 1)

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