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Psychopathy Researcher Discusses the Behavior of Psychopaths

Dr. David Kosson and Dr. Rhonda Freeman Discuss Behaviors of Psychopaths © 2017 Rhonda Freeman, PhD | All Rights Reserved I have to offer my apologies – the introduction I recorded to our discussion has poor sound quality (low volume). Seems the mic was not close enough given the size of the room. I am… Read More »

Why ‘No Contact,’ Intentional Detachment, & Support Help the Trauma Bond

‘No Contact,’ Detachment, & Support © 2017 Rhonda Freeman, PhD  | All Rights Reserved The combination of (non-professional) approaches I have found to be most helpful for survivors to implement in the aftermath of narcissistic and psychopathic abuse are No Contact Detachment Support Let’s look at why. Feeling deeply attached to a partner that has turned… Read More »

Video: The Trauma Bond and Mean, Hateful Partners

The Trauma Bond, Narcissists, Psychopaths, and Abusers © 2017 Rhonda Freeman, PhD | All Rights Reserved You probably know that the “trauma bond” is a complex process when we look at the neuroscience behind it. On the surface, it is the abused, bonding, connecting, siding or sacrificing self for the abuser. The abuser has set… Read More »

Neuroscience Behind Idealize, Devalue, and Discard

Neuroscience Behind Idealize, Devalue, and Discard [My Two Phase Theory] © 2017 NeuroInstincts | All Rights Reserved No Unauthorized Reproduction Permitted in any form Individuals with narcissistic personality disorder and psychopathy tend to rotate through partners in a relatively predictable manner. The well-known idealize, devalue, and discard cycle has been reported by many victims of… Read More »

Why Does It Feel Like Two Different Relationships When One Unwittingly Falls for a Psychopath?

The Two Phases of a Psychopathic Relationship [My Reward System Theory] © 2017 NeuroInstincts | All Rights Reserved No Unauthorized Reproduction Permitted in any form Many women and men struggle with extreme levels of pain and stress due to relationship problems. Some couples can work through their obstacles and get back on track. But, for… Read More »

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not – Psychopathy, Narcissistic Personality, and Safe, Loving Relationships

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not – Psychopathy, Narcissistic Personality, and Safe, Loving Relationships © 2016 NeuroInstincts | All Rights Reserved No Unauthorized Reproduction Permitted in any form One of the most disheartening realities I have encountered as a personality educator is victim shaming and blaming. When you are a survivor or someone who… Read More »

Craving Your Ex? Addicted to a Dangerous Partner

Craving Your Ex? When You’re Addicted to a Dangerous Partner © 2016 NeuroInstincts | All Rights Reserved  No Unauthorized Reproduction Permitted in any form Did you know it’s normal for our brain to have an addicted feeling toward the people we love? Yes! It is nature’s way of ensuring we mate and also properly care for… Read More »

Narcissistic & Psychopathic Relationships – Blindsiding and Discarding

Narcissistic & Psychopathic Relationships Blindsiding and Discarding © 2016 Rhonda Freeman, PhD | All Rights Reserved No Unauthorized Reproduction Permitted in any form Control, rudeness, and disdain will often replace the red hot, all-consuming attraction (‘love’) they have for their partners.  This is one of many hallmarks of a narcissistic and psychopathic relationship. In relationships with individuals with psychopathy and… Read More »

Healing After Trauma – Narcissistic & Psychopathic Abuse

Healing After Trauma | Narcissistic & Psychopathic Abuse © 2016 NeuroInstincts | All Rights Reserved | No Unauthorized Reproduction Permitted in any form Cruelty, psychological games, and danger are never love. This is why the breakup period or aftermath with abusers will usually require a recovery process. Healing. It is not a matter of a broken… Read More »

Relationship Cycle of Individuals with Psychopathy and Narcissistic Personality Disorder – Idealize, Devalue, Discard

 A Common Relationship Cycle of Individuals with Psychopathy and Narcissistic Personality Disorder (c) 2016 Neuroinstincts | All Rights Reserved Individuals with narcissistic personality disorder and psychopathy tend to rotate through partners in a relatively predictable manner. The well-known idealize, devalue, and discard cycle has been reported by many abuse victims. The beginning of these relationships are usually… Read More »

Is Psychopathy & Narcissistic Personality Disorder Education the Same as Recovery

Is Psychopathy & Narcissistic Personality Disorder Education the Same as Recovery © 2015 NeuroInstincts | All Rights Reserved | No Unauthorized Reproduction Permitted in any form Education No, education on this topic is not equivalent to recovery and healing. Information is important to satisfy the natural cognitive desire to understand what happened and the need… Read More »

Are You Dating a Psychopath? | 16 Warning Signs of Psychopathic Traits

Are You Dating a Psychopath? 16 Warning Signs of Psychopathic Traits in Romantic Relationships © 2015 NeuroInstincts | All Rights Reserved Could you be dating a psychopath? In the beginning it can be nearly impossible to tell. However, as a bit of time wears on, there are often many red flags and signs of psychopathy. The… Read More »

I Thrive in Your Demise| It’s More than All About Me | Psychopaths

I Thrive in Your Demise | It’s More than All About Me  © 2013 NeuroInstincts | All Rights Reserved | No Unauthorized Reproduction Permitted in any form Psychopaths – Unlike other mental conditions, such as psychosis, an individual with psychopathy has full knowledge of what is right and wrong. This is clearly demonstrated by their extreme attempts… Read More »

Psychopath or Narcissist: Lingering Pain After the Relationship [Part I]

Lingering Pain After a Relationship with a Psychopath or Narcissist © 2013 NeuroInstincts | All Rights Reserved | No Unauthorized Reproduction Permitted in any form The aftermath of a relationship with a psychopath or narcissist can be a painful place to be. Intimate involvement with partners who are selfish, controlling, punitive, and dishonest can feel unsafe,… Read More »

Lying & Deception in Abusive Relationships

The Brain and Body as a Lie Detector? Lying and Deception in Relationships with Narcissistic or Psychopathic Partners  © 2013 NeuroInstincts | All Rights Reserved Lying and deception are extremely common within psychopathic and narcissistic relationships. When individuals lack the ability to engage with others in a moral fashion, are incapable of genuine care, coupled with the… Read More »

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