Dr. Ramani Durvasula
May 27, 2021
EP 91 - Dr. Ramani Durvasula
We have a fascinating episode for you today. We are talking to Dr. Ramani. She is an expert on narcissist personality disorder. I think this is a really important topic to bring to light, because there is so much damage that is done with this personality disorder, and form of abuse. It may be someone you experienced in childhood. It maybe your boss. Or it may be your romantic partner. To understand truly what narcissist personality disorder is, and what it looks like, are very important tools to help you spot the abuse you may not even be aware you are walking into. We dig deep into the many forms of narcissism, how to spot it, and explain the cycle of abuse that is textbook behavior of a narcissist. I hope you learn as much as I did from this episode, and walk away with some tools to recognize and protect yourself from people with this disorder.
Dr. Ramani Durvasula is a licensed clinical psychologist in Los Angeles, CA and Professor of Psychology at California State University, Los Angeles, and the Founder and CEO of LUNA Education, Training & Consulting, a company that offers a range of programs focused on educating survivors, clinicians, coaches and businesses on the impacts of narcissism on health, wellness and functioning. She takes on entitlement and incivility in “Don’t You Know Who I Am”: How to Stay Sane in the Era of Narcissism, Entitlement and Incivility . She is the author of the modern relationship survival manual Should I Stay or Should I Go: Surviving a Relationship With a Narcissist, and of You Are WHY You Eat: Change Your Food Attitude, Change Your Life. She also has a popular YouTube channel that focuses on narcissism and difficult relationships. Dr. Durvasula is the co-founder of the Narcissistic Abuse Awareness Alliance, an organization of therapists and coaches focused on best practices in addressing narcissistic abuse. The focus of Dr. Durvasula’s clinical, academic and consultative work is the etiology and impact of narcissism and high-conflict, entitled, antagonistic personality styles on human relationships, mental health, and societal expectations. Her work has been featured at SxSW, TEDx, and on a wide range of media platforms including Red Table Talk, the Today Show, Oxygen, Investigation Discovery, Bravo, and she is a featured expert on the digital media mental health platform MedCircle. Dr. Durvasula’s research on personality disorders has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and she is a Consulting Editor of the scientific journal Behavioral Medicine. Dr. Durvasula is an honest, authentic, and brutally honest voice on the struggles raised by narcissism in the US and globally.