Wendy specializes 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 (Wiley and APA Press, 2011, 2012, 2013).
She lectures both nationally and internationally to professional and general audiences on the subject of Schema Therapy, and the subject of narcissism, relationships, and dealing with difficult people. Her consultation work with organizations includes speaking engagements focused on interpersonal conflict resolution.
In this CBJ review of narcissism, Wendy makes clear the paradox - how distant and alone they are, and how their low self-esteem excuses every move because they are, beneath all the posturing and posing, so fragile. They rationalize that empty, painful reality - thinking they do deserve special treatment. That demanding painful fragility can become seductive and draw others in to fix them - which they use and don't give back.
You know people like this - in and outside of the office. We all do. These maladaptive patterns of disrespectful narcissism provide global news every day.
Until next time, thanks Wendy for joining us again here at CBJ to review the challenge we all face with the process of dealing with narcissism within our personal and professional lives.
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Thanks, Wendy for your encouraging observations on the evolutionary challenges associated with self-protection from narcissism with determined, self-protective, persistent and targeted action.
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170 Lily Violet, [a pen name], is the 30-year-old author of the book, Cinnia's Story, which is based on her own life story of overcoming a war zone childhood. She is a professional chef with over 15 years of experience, but most exciting for her, she is a mother to a beautiful baby boy. Lily was born in a small Eastern European country but immigrated to Australia in her early 20s and that abiding past war trauma forces her to keep anonymity intact.
From a very young age, she found herself trapped in a war zone, living day to day in fear for her own life and the lives of her family. Unfortunately, the war not only took away her childhood but the life of her grandfather, as well.
Lily has experienced countless life struggles, including surviving two wars, being bullied through high school and in the workplace, suffering numerous health issues, to being a victim of domestic abuse. But these tragedies have only made her stronger. Lily currently resides in Sydney with her husband and enjoys spending all of her time with their new baby boy. Becoming a mother is one of the greatest gifts in her life and her greatest accomplishment. She comes to our CBJ group with remarkable experiences from a catastrophic life, to report on trauma and recovery.
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