Narcissists and Empaths: The Ego Dynamic

Let Me Reach with Kim Saeed


There’s a lot of buzz in the media today about Empaths/Highly Sensitives and Narcissists attracting to one another.  One popular theory is that Narcissists prey on Empaths and Sensitives because of their overly giving nature.  While that is primarily true, there is another reason that goes even deeper, and it has to do with ego.


First, let’s consider the definition of egotistical as it relates to Narcissists in general:


  1. Excessively conceited or absorbed in oneself; self-centered.
  2. Arrogance, selfishness, greed, a sense of entitlement to whatever one wants.

Too much ego can lead to serious problems with treating people as means to ends: such people (i.e., Narcissists) feel entitled to do whatever it takes to get what he/she wants. This leads to abuses of ends/means reasoning (using other people to fulfill ego’s wants).

It’s no surprise that the criteria for Narcissistic Personality Disorder (DSM-IV) states that people with the…

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London Business Awards 2014 – DadsHouse Selected To Be A Finalist!!!

Researching Reform

We are beyond thrilled to let you know that leading father’s charity DadsHouse has made it to the finals of Prospect’s London Business Awards 2014.

The awards fall into different categories, and DadsHouse has been shortlisted within the Commitment to the Community category.

This category focuses on businesses which positively impact the local community.

DadsHouse was set up in 2007 to offer lone and single dads support and advice during separation or bereavement. Since opening its doors, the enterprise has helped thousands of fathers stay in touch with their children, foster positive relationships within the family unit and has actively campaigned to change the way we view single fathers, as a society.

If anyone deserves to win this award, it’s DadsHouse and its founder, Billy McGranaghan. There is simply nothing else out there like DadsHouse.

Winners will be announced on the 17th July, so please keep your fingers crossed!

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Action for Children Ignore the Issues Surrounding Cinderella Law

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Researching Reform

It took their Public Affairs team two weeks to get back to us, so we assumed they had taken the time to answer at least some of the questions we sent over, questions everyone in the know are asking, about Cinderella Law.

What we got back though, was a very nice, if totally ineffective, fob-off.

You would think the Public Affairs team would understand the importance of engaging with the public on the very serious concerns already coming to light in certain quarters about the proposed law – namely that it uses criminal sanctions in situations many are finding unreasonable.

We also appreciate that Researching Reform is not a national newspaper, but when a Public Affairs team explains that they are frustrated with the way the media have dubbed the proposal Cinderella Law (because it does not illustrate the scope of the problem effectively), you would think they would…

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Termination of Parental Rights Vacated in Knoxville Adoption: In re Karma S.C.


Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Facts : Mother and Father lost custody of Child, who eventually ended up in the custody of an unrelated couple who wished to adopt Child (“Adoptive Parents”).

Adoptive Parents petitioned to terminate the parental rights of Father in Mother and to adopt Child. As grounds for the termination of parental rights, Adoptive Parents alleged that Mother and Father willfully failed to visit or support Child during the “four consecutive months immediately preceding the filing of this petition.”

After a hearing, the trial court found by clear and convincing evidence that Mother and Father neither visited nor provided financial support to Child “during the four months preceding the filing of the adoption.”

Only Mother appealed.

On Appeal: The Court vacated the trial court’s ruling.

In Tennessee, proceedings to terminate a parent’s parental rights are governed by statute. Parties who have standing to seek the termination of a biological…

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