Can Being With A Narcissist Literally Affect Your Body?

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People often casually throw around the term narcissist, usually as somewhat of an insult, but true narcissism is complex with far-reaching implications in a relationship. One little known related issue involves a person “trauma bonding” with a narcissist. Such a relationship can actually influence a person’s physiology.

In a fascinating discussion of the subject, Dr. Les Carter, host of Youtube channel Surviving Narcissism, interviews Caroline Strawson, a British trauma therapist and coach. In this episode — The Impact of Trauma Bonding On The Body — Carter and Strawson delve into the relationship between narcissism and the literal physical toll it takes on the body.

Watch the video for a revealing look at another aspect of narcissism.