Listening to “Unpacking Narcissism” episodes will help you grasp a comprehensive understanding of narcissism and help you protect yourself and/or heal from narcissistic abuse.

In this episode, you will learn how to protect yourself from the following manipulation tactics. 

Just enough (02:30)

  • When someone finally does a small part of what you asked them to do just before you were going to enforce a consequence. 

Blaming (16:50)

  • When someone accuses you of doing something or telling you that it is all your fault for an issue/concern that exists.

Public Humiliation (27:22)

  • When someone shares embarrassing, shameful, revealing, or personal information/stories about you in front of other people.

Should-ing (37:53)

  • When someone tells you that you “should have” done something in the past or you “should” do something in the future. 

So, if you want to learn how to defend yourself against these four manipulation tactics, then you won’t want to miss this episode.

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Meet Dr. Maya Kaye

Dr. Maya Kaye is a psychotherapist, researcher, author, and professor. She is a neuroscience-informed, compassion-focused psychotherapist, and she combines a variety of psychodynamic and mind-body modalities that promote mind, brain, and body regulation. She works with emerging adults, college and graduate students experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, and difficulties adjusting to life stressors.


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