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Q & A – What is pernicious abuse?

“Pernicious abuse” typically refers to harmful behavior or mistreatment that is difficult to detect or eradicate and can have long-lasting negative effects. This can include emotional, psychological, or physical abuse that is often hidden or disguised, making it challenging to identify and address. The term “pernicious” suggests that the abuse is especially harmful or destructive, and that it can have severe consequences for the victim. It is important to recognize and address pernicious abuse, as it can have serious long-term effects on the mental and physical health of the victim.

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Q & A – Which psychological disorders are genetic?

Many psychological disorders are believed to have a genetic component, meaning that an individual’s genetic makeup may make them more vulnerable to developing certain disorders. Some examples of psychological disorders that are believed to have a genetic component include:

  1. Schizophrenia
  2. Bipolar disorder
  3. Major depressive disorder
  4. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  5. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  6. Autism spectrum disorder
  7. Alzheimer’s disease
  8. Anxiety disorders (such as generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder)

It’s important to note that having a genetic predisposition to a disorder does not mean that an individual will necessarily develop the disorder. Environmental factors, such as stress, trauma, or substance abuse, can also play a role in the development of psychological disorders. Additionally, some disorders may have a stronger genetic component than others, and the specific genes and genetic mutations involved in the development of these disorders are still being studied.

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Q & A – What is a social predator?

A social predator is an individual who uses manipulative tactics and charm to gain the trust and control of others for personal gain. Social predators are often highly skilled in identifying vulnerabilities and weaknesses in their targets and use this knowledge to exploit them. They may also use their social skills and charisma to gain access to influential networks or positions of power.

Social predators may engage in a range of manipulative behaviors, including lying, deceiving, and manipulating others for their own benefit. They may use flattery, compliments, and other tactics to create a sense of trust and rapport with their targets, often with the goal of isolating them from others or gaining control over them.

Social predators can be found in many different contexts, including personal relationships, professional settings, and social situations. They may engage in a range of abusive behaviors, including emotional manipulation, gaslighting, financial exploitation, and even physical violence.

It’s important to be aware of the signs of social predation and to take steps to protect yourself from these individuals. This may involve setting boundaries, seeking help from trusted authority figures, or seeking support from mental health professionals. If you feel like you are in immediate danger, call emergency services in your area or seek help from a trusted authority figure.

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Q & A – I have been told go no contact with a narcissist-is this true?

Going no contact with a narcissist can be an effective way to protect your own well-being and avoid further harm or abuse. When you go no contact, you essentially cut off all communication and contact with the narcissist, which can help you to disengage from their toxic behavior and create boundaries to protect yourself.

However, going no contact may not always be possible or practical, particularly in situations where you have ongoing contact with the narcissist, such as in co-parenting or work relationships. In these situations, it may be necessary to set clear boundaries and limit contact as much as possible, while also seeking support from a therapist or support group.

Ultimately, the decision of whether to go no contact with a narcissist is a personal one that depends on your individual circumstances and needs. It is important to prioritize your own well-being and seek support as needed.

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Q & A – I have been told that my partner is a Narcissist – what can I do?

If you have been told that your partner may have narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), there are several steps you can take to protect your own well-being and seek support.

  1. Educate yourself: Learn more about NPD and how it can affect relationships. This can help you understand your partner’s behavior and make informed decisions about your next steps.
  2. Set boundaries: If your partner’s behavior is affecting your well-being, it is important to set clear boundaries and communicate them clearly. This may involve limiting contact or ending the relationship altogether.
  3. Seek support: Narcissistic behavior can be emotionally draining and can take a toll on your mental health. Consider seeking support from a therapist, support group, or trusted friend or family member.
  4. Take care of yourself: It is important to prioritize your own well-being and take care of yourself. This may involve engaging in self-care activities, seeking out hobbies and interests that bring you joy, and making time for your own needs.
  5. Consider couples therapy: If you are in a relationship with someone who may have NPD and you wish to work on the relationship, couples therapy can be a helpful tool. However, it is important to find a therapist who is experienced in working with individuals with NPD and can provide support for both you and your partner.

Ultimately, the decision of whether to stay in a relationship with someone who may have NPD is a personal one that only you can make. It is important to prioritize your own well-being and seek support as needed.

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Q & A – can you treat NPD?

Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a complex and challenging condition to treat, but it is not untreatable. While there is no cure for NPD, individuals with this disorder can benefit from therapy that focuses on managing their symptoms and improving their relationships with others.

Therapy approaches that may be helpful for individuals with NPD include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and psychodynamic therapy. These therapies can help individuals with NPD learn coping skills, develop more positive and realistic self-perceptions, and improve their ability to empathize with others.

It is important to note that treatment for NPD can be a long and challenging process, and many individuals with this disorder may not see themselves as having a problem and may be resistant to treatment. Additionally, treatment for NPD typically requires a long-term commitment from both the individual and their mental health provider.

Overall, while NPD can be difficult to treat, with appropriate therapy and support, individuals with this condition can learn to manage their symptoms and improve their relationships with others.

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Q & A – what happens when the narcissist controls the story?

When a narcissist controls the story, they typically manipulate the narrative to suit their own interests and agenda, often at the expense of others. This can happen in various situations, such as in personal relationships, the workplace, or social settings.

Here are some common ways a narcissist may control the story:

  1. They twist the facts: Narcissists may twist the facts of a situation to make themselves look good and others look bad. They may selectively leave out details or emphasize certain aspects of the story to suit their agenda.
  2. They play the victim: Narcissists may play the victim to gain sympathy and support from others. They may exaggerate their own suffering or downplay the suffering of others to make themselves look more sympathetic.
  3. They blame others: Narcissists may blame others for their own mistakes or misdeeds. They may shift the focus away from themselves and onto others to avoid taking responsibility for their actions.
  4. They gaslight: Narcissists may gaslight others by denying or distorting reality. They may make others doubt their own perceptions of a situation, making it easier for the narcissist to control the story.

Overall, when a narcissist controls the story, it can be difficult for others to have their own perspectives and experiences validated. It is important to recognize when this is happening and to stand up for oneself and one’s own truth.

©Linda Turner 2023

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Q & A – My childs behaviour has changed since staying with grandparent/s

If you have noticed a change in your child’s behavior since they began staying with their grandparents, it is important to try to identify the cause of the change. It may be helpful to talk with your child to see if they can provide any insight into what is going on.

There are many reasons why a child’s behavior may change when staying with their grandparents. For example, it could be due to a change in routine, a new environment, or simply missing their parents. Alternatively, there may be something more concerning going on, such as inappropriate or abusive behavior by the grandparents.

If you have concerns about your child’s behavior or the care they are receiving from their grandparents, it may be helpful to speak with a mental health professional or a family law attorney. They can help you evaluate the situation and determine the best course of action to ensure your child’s well-being.

It is important to take your child’s behavior seriously and to seek help if you are concerned about their welfare. With the right support and resources, you can help your child navigate any challenges they may be facing and ensure that they are safe and healthy.


©Linda Turner 2023


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Q & A – I suspect my alienated child is being left with someone with mental health issues?

When an alienated child is left with someone who has mental health problems, there is a risk that the child’s well-being and safety may be compromised. Depending on the nature and severity of the mental health problems, the caregiver may have difficulty providing adequate care and supervision for the child, which could lead to neglect or abuse.

Furthermore, if the caregiver is also engaging in behaviors that contribute to the alienation of the child from their other parent or family members, this could exacerbate the child’s psychological distress and further damage their relationship with their non-custodial parent.

If there are concerns about the mental health of a caregiver who is caring for an alienated child, it may be necessary to take action to protect the child’s well-being. This could involve involving child protective services or other authorities, conducting a mental health evaluation of the caregiver, or taking legal action to modify custody or visitation arrangements.

It’s important to note that not all individuals with mental health problems are incapable of providing adequate care for a child. Many people with mental health challenges are able to manage their condition effectively and provide loving and nurturing care for their children. However, if there are concerns about a caregiver’s ability to care for a child due to their mental health, it is important to take appropriate steps to ensure the child’s safety and well-being

©Linda Turner 2023

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Q & A – Does my ex have dark triad personality?

The Dark Triad is a term used in psychology to describe three personality traits that are often associated with negative behaviors and outcomes: narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy.

Narcissism is characterized by an excessive focus on oneself and one’s own needs, as well as a lack of empathy for others. Individuals high in narcissism tend to have an inflated sense of self-importance and may manipulate others to maintain their own sense of superiority.

Machiavellianism is characterized by a focus on power and manipulation. Individuals high in Machiavellianism tend to be skilled at manipulating others to achieve their own goals, often at the expense of others.

Psychopathy is characterized by a lack of empathy and a disregard for social norms and rules. Individuals high in psychopathy tend to be impulsive, prone to risk-taking behavior, and lacking in remorse for their actions.

Individuals who exhibit all three of these traits are often described as having a “Dark Triad” personality. Research has shown that individuals with Dark Triad traits are more likely to engage in harmful or unethical behaviors, such as lying, cheating, and stealing. They may also have difficulty forming and maintaining positive relationships with others.

It’s important to note that not everyone who exhibits one or more of these traits will necessarily engage in negative behavior. However, individuals who exhibit multiple Dark Triad traits may be at higher risk for engaging in harmful or unethical behavior and may benefit from therapy or other forms of support to address these traits and develop healthier coping mechanisms.