Narcissism and the System It Breeds, Part 1:5

Recently, Dr. Diane Langberg, clinical faculty with GTRI and Biblical Seminary lectured on the characteristics of narcissistic leaders and the temptations for systems to support them.
Why post this since we are an organization focused on trauma recovery?
It is a sad fact that many organizations, when faced with the choice of protecting an abusive leader or victim, choose to protect the leader (and thus the organization) rather than the victims of that abuse. All too often, victims report that the failure of the system to respond well to their cries for help cause more harm than the original abuse.

This video is part 1 of five and is entitled: “Introduction and Assessment” (length: 22:23)

Link to Part 2:5 here.


  1. Paula says:

    This is SO GOOD. Going to listen to the rest now.

    Sadly, the church growth movement is promoting this type of leader who ousts any ‘dissenters’ or tries to hold them accountable. (Read Transitioning by Dan Southerland).

  2. Paula says:

    Can you also please include the links to all the other parts on all the pages? That would be very handy. Thank you!

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  4. Stephanie Sunderland says:

    I am a former Jehovah’s Witness and a former Mormon. This fits those organizations to a tee!!!

  5. Joanne says:

    Do you have any talks or information that would help the individual dealing with someone who is a narcissist/narcissistic in a personal relationship (spouse, parent, boss, etc.)?

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