Episode 042: Narcissism ~ Part 2 (Interview with Paige)

Relating to a Narcissist can be a traumatic experience. Today we take a deeper dive into understanding what you may experience when you find yourself in a relationship with a Covert Narcissist. My guest, Life Coach Paige Harris, joins the discussion again and helps us understand terms like “love bomb,” “gas-lighting,” “master imposter” and “trauma bond.”


“My love is unconditional. My trust and my respect are not.” ~Lifehacks.io

Show Notes:

Dawn is joined again by Paige Harris today.  Paige is a Life Coach, has a minor in Psychology, and graduate level studies in behavioral science.  She lives in the Raleigh, N.C. area, loves the beach, is addicted to all things cute and cuddly (especially furry felines), and enjoys creative expression in all its various forms.  

In her coaching practice, Paige supports women experiencing personal challenges and transitions in life and work to clarify their passions and purpose so they can harness their strengths and skills to live the life they desire. She is also incredibly informed in the nuances of numerous styles of relating and joins Dawn today in an ongoing discussion of one of the most maniacal of styles, that of Narcissism.  

Dawn and Paige discuss: 

  • Distinguishing features of Covert Narcissism, cont.
  • The slippery slope of ‘Alice’s Rabbit Hole’
  • Master Imposter- the performance of a Fake Reality
  • The underlying feature of a Fragile Ego driving nuanced Grandiosity
  • Love Bombing
  • Gaslighting- challenging the target’s reality and creating doubt
  • ‘Am I a Narcissist?’- Having a Narcissistic moment versus Diagnostic Narcissism
  • Boundary Breaking tendencies
  • Victim-Perpetrator-Rescuer dynamic
  • Stockholm Syndrome and how it relates to the Narcissistic-Target dynamic

Paige’s Contact Info:
If you are interested in reaching out to Paige, please contact her at: paige@paigeharriscoaching.com.