Navigating Narcissism in Mediation with Natalie Baird-King

This chapter focuses on the challenges of mediating cases that involve narcissistic individuals, particularly in the context of legal disputes. I share insights on the nature of narcissism, emphasizing the difficulty in getting narcissists to agree or see alternative viewpoints. I discuss strategies used to manage and settle disputes involving narcissists, such as valuing their contributions and giving them a sense of power through choices. The use of praise and strategic options is highlighted as effective in dealing with their black-and-white thinking. Additionally, I touch upon the logistics of mediation in my practice, including conducting sessions virtually via Zoom and in separate rooms to facilitate the process.

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