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Publisher Description

Pathological mind games. Covert and overt put-downs. Triangulation. Gaslighting. Projection. These are the manipulative tactics survivors of malignant narcissists are unfortunately all too familiar with. As victims of silent crimes where the perpetrators are rarely held accountable, survivors of narcissistic abuse have lived in a war zone of epic proportions, enduring an abuse cycle of love-bombing and devaluation—psychological violence on steroids.

From how to heal our addiction to the narcissist to how to recognize a covert narcissist, Shahida Arabi's articles on narcissistic abuse have gained renown as some of the most accurate and in-depth depictions of this terrifying trauma, resonating with millions of survivors all over the world and receiving endorsement from numerous mental health professionals.

In this essay compilation, readers can enjoy some of her most popular articles as well as new thought pieces on narcissistic abuse: what therapists have to say about malignant narcissists and how children of narcissistic parents can become trapped in the trauma repetition cycle. Survivors are offered new insights on what it means to be both a survivor and a thriver of covert manipulation and trauma.

POWER teaches us that it is important to not only understand the tactics of toxic personalities but also to recognize and combat the effects of narcissistic abuse; it guides the survivor to learning, growing, healing and most importantly of all—owning their agency to rebuild their lives, and transform their powerlessness into victory.

January 20
Thought Catalog Books
The Thought & Expression Co. LLC

Customer Reviews

RatedTTG ,

This changed my life

I would like to thank the Author of this Book Shahida Arabi, I was being accused of being a narcissist, i had no idea what is was so I decided to search for a book and educate myself, turns out the accusations was true, my eyes were opened and now i am trying to take the proper actions to disconnect myself from those behaviors. The people i was hanging around was pretty narcissistic and the behavior became a ‘regular’ for me. But now i will strive to do better and become a better person. Once again, thank you.

bluestmisr ,

What do Editors do.

Love the book, yet quite a few non authorial error faults- what?!

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