Selfcarehaven

Shahida Arabi is a graduate of Columbia University graduate school and the author of The Smart Girl's Guide to Self-Care, a bestselling Kindle book also available in print. She is also the author of Becoming the Narcissist's Nightmare: How to Devalue and Discard the Narcissist While Supplying Yourself, which became a #1 Amazon Bestseller upon its pre-order release. She studied Psychology and English Literature as an undergraduate at NYU, where she graduated summa cum laude. Her interests include psychology, sociology, education, gender studies, and mental health advocacy. You can check out her new blog, Self-Care Haven, for topics related to mindfulness, mental health, narcissistic abuse and recovery from emotional trauma, like her page on Facebook, and subscribe to her YouTube Channel.

Why Daughters of Narcissists Are Drawn to Narcissistic Men

Daughters of narcissistic fathers may find themselves being retraumatized by predators who are very similar to their first male ‘role model.

The INFJ and the Toxic Narcissist

How the traits of an INFJ empath interact with the traits of a narcissist – and how, like any other personality type, we can be both vulnerable to narcissists as well as empowered by what we’ve learned from our experiences with them.

What it’s Like to be an INFJ Empath and 5 Tips for Staying Strong

You long to be “normal” but belonging in any group usually means sacrificing a part of yourself, and while sacrificing yourself for others is your forte, it’s not one you can risk when it comes to your integrity.

Narcissists and Psychopaths Online: The Narcissism of Cyberbullying and Trolling

Narcissists and Psychopaths Online: The Narcissism of Cyberbullying and Trolling by Shahida Arabi

Are You Dating an Emotional Predator? – Signs of Narcissists, Sociopaths and Psychopaths

Dating an emotional predator such as a narcissist, a sociopath or psychopath is a devastating emotional roller coaster of highs and lows.

10 Signs of Toxic and Narcissistic Friends – by Shahida Arabi

Here are the red flags of toxic friends – people with whom we should have mutually beneficial and reciprocal relationships with, people who are supposed to support us and provide a validating environment, yet fail to meet our needs even though we’ve met theirs time and time again.

“Your Brain on Love, Sex and the Narcissist” – by Shahida Arabi

Many survivors of narcissistic abuse are confounded by the addiction they feel to the narcissist

Five Powerful Ways Abusive Narcissists Get Inside Your Head

Watch out for the following covert manipulation tactics when you’re dating someone or in a relationship.

How Abusers Manipulate and Traumatize Their Victims

Find out the ways abusers manipulate and traumatize their victims.

5 Powerful Self-Care Tips for Abuse and Trauma Survivors

Here are some tips that can benefit the healing journey of those who have been through trauma and abuse.