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POWER : Surviving and Thriving After Narcissistic Abuse

 Author: Shahida Arabi

Reviews for POWER by Shahida Arabi

“Shahida Arabi weaves life wisdom and insight with empowering scientific research, not leaving any room for misunderstanding or doubt about the harmful nature of this form of abuse.” —THE SHAKTI JOURNAL

Pathological mind games.

Covert and overt put-downs.




These are the manipulative tactics survivors of malignant narcissists are unfortunately all too familiar with.

As victims of silent crimes where the perpetrators are rarely held accountable, survivors of narcissistic abuse have lived in a war zone of epic proportions, enduring an abuse cycle of love-bombing and devaluation—psychological violence on steroids.

From how to heal our addiction to the narcissist to how to recognize a covert narcissist, Shahida Arabi’s articles on narcissistic abuse have gained renown as some of the most accurate and in-depth depictions of this terrifying trauma, resonating with millions of survivors all over the world and receiving endorsements from numerous mental health professionals.

In this essay compilation, readers can enjoy some of her most popular articles as well as new thought pieces on narcissistic abuse: what therapists have to say about malignant narcissists and how children of narcissistic parents can become trapped in the trauma repetition cycle.

Survivors are offered new insights on what it means to be both a survivor and a thriver of covert manipulation and trauma.

POWER by Shahida Arabi teaches us that it is important to not only understand the tactics of toxic personalities but also to recognize and combat the effects of narcissistic abuse; it guides the survivor to learning, growing, healing and most importantly of all—owning their agency to rebuild their lives and transform their powerlessness into victory.

Shahida Arabi, M.A., holds graduate degrees in the fields of psychology and sociology from Columbia University and Harvard University, where she graduated summa cum laude.

She is the author of several bestselling books, including Becoming the Narcissist’s Nightmare: How to Devalue and Discard the Narcissist While Supplying Yourself, which was a #1 Bestseller in Personality Disorders for twelve consecutive months after its release, and Power: Surviving and Thriving After Narcissistic Abuse, a #1 Bestseller in Applied Psychology.

She is also the author of the bestselling book The Highly Sensitive Person’s Guide to Toxic People: How to Reclaim Your Power from Narcissists and Other Manipulators from New Harbinger Publications, available in all major bookstores.

Her books have been translated into multiple languages all over the world.

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About the author

Shahida Arabi

Shahida Arabi holds graduate degrees in psychology and sociology from Columbia University and Harvard University, where she graduated summa cum laude. At Harvard, she conducted one of the first large-scale research studies on narcissistic and psychopathic partner traits and their impact...

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