The World’s Top Expert On Narcissism Reveals How to Spot Toxic Personalities And Remove Them From Your Life With Dr. Ramani
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This episode is brought to you by Momentous, BON CHARGE, and Lifeforce.  Social media often mentions narcissism, but what exactly does this term entail? What traits define a narcissist, and what are the implications of being in a narcissistic relationship? Today’s guest contends that these relationships pose the most significant public health challenges of our time, and the full extent of their impact on our physical and mental well-being remains to be understood. On today's episode of The Dhru Purohit Show, Dhru engages in a profound discussion with clinical psychologist Dr. Ramani Durvasula, delving into the intricate topic of narcissism. Dr. Ramani offers clear definitions of narcissism, dispelling misconceptions, and highlights the telltale signs to identify a narcissist. Additionally, she dissects the underlying wounds, childhood traumas, and relationship dynamics that may predispose individuals to narcissism, shedding light on how their behaviors can ensnare others into a cycle of blame. This episode delivers profound insights into these toxic relationships, elucidating their detrimental effects on survivors' daily functioning and the resulting health challenges. Dr. Ramani Durvasula is a licensed clinical psychologist, Professor Emerita of Psychology at California State University Los Angeles, and the Founder and CEO of LUNA Education, Training & Consulting. She discusses narcissism on her popular YouTube channel, social media, her popular online program on healing from narcissistic abuse, and as the host of the podcast Navigating Narcissism with Dr. Ramani.    In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Ramani dive into (audio version / Apple Subscriber version): The toll that narcissistic relationships take on longevity (00:00:17 / 00:00:17)  The lack of courage, awareness, and training to identify narcissists (11:00 / 7:14) What is a narcissist and signs to spot one (15:00 / 11:30) A narcissist’s goal, what makes them happy, and childhood wounds (27:00 / 23:00) Can a person stop being a narcissist? (38:40 / 34:00) Transactional praise and blame (43:40 / 38:00) Types of narcissists and their characteristics (45:00 / 39:45) How self-blame arises and navigating toxic relationships (55:50 / 49:15) Sacrifices you make, how to heal, and radical acceptance (1:08:40 / 1:03:00) A discerning approach and believing a person when they show you who they are (1:19:50 / 1:14:00) Imagining a life without the toxicity and a new way of life (1:36:00 / 1:31:40) Being a survivor and self-forgiveness (1:39:00 / 1:33:50) Final Thoughts (1:51:00 / 1:45:15) Also mentioned in this episode: Healing program  It's Not You: Identifying and Healing From Narcissistic People Dr. Ramani’s Podcast, Navigating Narcissism  Dr. Ramani’s Fireside Chat Network For more on Dr. Ramani, follow her on Instagram, Twitter/X, YouTube, and her website.  Optimize your Omega-3 levels by choosing a quality fish oil made by and used by the best. Go to and enter promo code DHRU to get 20% off any order.  Right now, BON CHARGE is offering my community 15% off; just go to and use coupon code DHRU to save 15%. Right now, you can save $250 on your first diagnostic and get personalized suggestions. Optimize your longevity and track your progress go to!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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