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Nar­cis­sis­tic abuse ex­pert Ali­son Smith, who runs sup­port group Nar­cis­sis­tic Abuse Vic­tims’ Heal­ing, ex­plains, “Seventy five per cent of nar­cis­sists are male. In gen­eral, they lack em­pa­thy, ex­pect spe­cial treat­ment, have prob­lems reg­u­lat­ing emo­tions, are su­per­fi­cial and value ap­pear­ance. They are prone to anger and tantrums, and are hy­per­sen­si­tive to crit­i­cism. There are two main types – the danger­ous and not so danger­ous – but also many sub­types. The danger­ous ones have psy­cho­pathic or so­cio­pathic ten­den­cies and will go to any lengths to ma­nip­u­late and abuse, and feel no re­morse. The other type are less abu­sive and more ar­ro­gant. They are ego­cen­tric and need to be the cen­tre of at­ten­tion. The best way to stop a nar­cis­sist is to avoid be­ing sucked in. Don’t try to pla­cate their un­rea­son­able ex­pec­ta­tions and de­mands. Keep your own ex­pec­ta­tions low and, most im­por­tantly, avoid be­ing swayed by their charm. Don’t try to change them, either – your ef­forts at ar­gu­ing ac­tu­ally feed their van­ity.” For more in­for­ma­tion, go to Abu­se­vic­timsheal­

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