Surviving A Narcissist – About Lisa

Surviving A Narcissist_About LisaLisa E. Scott is an Adjunct Professor at Loyola University Chicago where she teaches Organizational Behavior. She is also a Human Resources representative for a global professional services firm. She works and resides in downtown Chicago near the heart of historic Printer’s Row.

She wrote her first book “It’s All About Him” to help women recognize the harmful effects of being in a relationship with a Narcissist. “Surviving a Narcissist” is her latest eBook, which she hopes will provide a Path Forward to those recovering from the emotional abuse that occurs in a relationship with a Narcissist.

Lisa has her Masters of Science and has been published twice in academic journals related to research work she has done.  She has been featured on ABC, CBS, San Diego Living, KTLA, WGN, and many other broadcasts.

Over the past ten years, Lisa has inspired thousands of victims of Narcissistic Abuse, and provides ongoing support and advice to guide one towards recovery. She tells her story to provide insight into the mind of a narcissist.

Lisa writes, “It is important we understand how a narcissist thinks and just what motivates him.  I want to help you recognize a narcissist before he takes advantage of you. I will also demonstrate how narcissistic behavior, if continually rewarded and reinforced, will only stall our progress as a society.”

 

Foreword – When It’s All About Him

 

Foreword by Sam Vaknin, Ph.D.

Author of Malignant Self-Love – Narcissism Revisited

Awareness of the pernicious epidemy of pathological narcissism has been steadily growing over the last decade and has resulted in a prodigious and copious output of self-help guides, textbooks, and personal memories. Still, in all this cornucopia, it is difficult to find something akin to Lisa’s work: part textbook, part self-help tome, part personal and painful memoir.

Narcissists are an elusive breed. They are shape-shifters and the nature of the disorder renders them alien, a sub-species of cunning artificial intelligence. Their ability to mimic human emotions is unsurpassed, their charm sometimes irresistible, and their thespian skills unequalled. Narcissists defy, therefore, well-intentioned compilations of warning signs and batteries of psychological diagnostic tests.

There is scarcely anything more painful than self-delusion. The narcissist is a cardboard cutout, the mere projection of a false self, unable to love, empathize, get intimate, or commit. Loving the narcissist is an exercise in protracted futility that invariably ends in heartbreak. What you see is never what you get. The narcissist is a drug addict. His psychological survival as a coherent, functional whole depends on the attention he garners (often, coerces) from others. He is a singleminded, single-purpose automaton. Behind the elaborate facade of these Potemkin humans lurks the void.

The only way to effectively defend against a narcissist is to learn from the harrowing experiences of those who fell prey to the narcissist’s advances and were subsequently victimized by him (or, more rarely, her). The emerging genre of victim lit is seriously enhanced by Lisa’s contribution. She has gone to great lengths to acquaint herself with the latest scholarly literature and to scrutinize her own encounters with narcissists with brutal honesty.

The result is a compelling narrative: the detailed anatomy of two failed relationships with narcissistic men sagely set in the framework of the most current knowledge about the disorder. Makes for a riveting tour de force of the tortured landscapes of the la-la lands of malignant self-love.