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Narcissism & Codependence – Part 5

TRANSITION TO THE “I” STAGE by Anne Dranitsaris, Ph.D. Frustrated needs are a hallmark of the next stage. As the child grows, parents begin to expect them to wait to get their needs met and parents saying “no” when they … Continue reading

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Narcissism & Codependence – Part 4

 SYMBIOSIS OR THE “WE” STAGE by Anne Dranitsaris, Ph.D. Following birth, infants are physically and psychologically dependent on their mother (or primary caretaker) to survive. Because the neural pathways in the cortex are not yet formed, the mother performs many … Continue reading

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Narcissism & Codependence – Part 3

2 CRUCIAL STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT  (“WE” to “I + I”) by Anne Dranitsaris, Ph.D. Our early experiences affect the development of the architecture of the brain. In addition to providing a foundation for all learning and health, it lays the groundwork … Continue reading

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Narcissism & Codependence – Part 2

COMMON CAUSES OF DEVELOPMENTAL DELAYS by Anne Dranitsaris, Ph.D. A few of the most common issues that stop children’s development are: (1) Deciding it’s time for your child to be “independent” rather than letting them follow their own path to … Continue reading

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Narcissism & Codependence

DYSFUNCTIONAL RELATIONSHIP PATTERNS by Anne Dranitsaris, Ph.D. Narcissism and codependence are complex and often misunderstood words we use carelessly to describe a myriad of behaviors we don’t like. Calling someone codependent or narcissistic without understanding what it actually means often … Continue reading

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Are Leaders Born or Developed?

Each of us is born with a particular brain organization, basically a preferred way in which we use the four quadrants or functions of the brain. This brain organization determines our hard wired leadership style – which is a combination … Continue reading

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Are You Hard-Wired to Be Nurturing?

Ever wonder what kind of personality easily adopts a Matriarchal Leadership style? It’s actually because this person’s brain is hard-wired to use the dysfunctional behaviors associated with the brain function they like to use the most in order to get … Continue reading

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Are You Hard-Wired to Be Controlling?

Ever wonder what kind of personality easily adopts a Patriarchal Leadership style?  It’s actually because this person’s brain is hard-wired to use the dysfunctional behaviors associated with the brain function they like to use the most in order to get their … Continue reading

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7 Warning Signs of Organizational Dysfunction

Mastering the emotional drivers of behavior to eliminate organizational dysfunction Organizations have their mission, vision, systems, mandates, values, policies and procedures that ensure they function effectively. They also have their own unique patterns of behavior and human interaction. This is … Continue reading

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