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Shahida Arabi holds graduate degrees in psychology and sociology from Columbia University and Harvard University, where she graduated summa cum laude. At Harvard, she conducted one of the first large-scale research studies on narcissistic and psychopathic partner traits and their impact on posttraumatic symptoms.
She is the #1 bestselling author of three books, including Becoming the Narcissist’s Nightmare: How to Devalue and Discard the Narcissist While Supplying Yourself, featured as a #1 Amazon Bestseller in three categories and as a #1 Amazon bestseller in personality disorders for seventeen consecutive months after its release. Her other book, POWER: Surviving and Thriving After Narcissistic Abuse, was also featured as a #1 bestseller in Applied Psychology. Her most recent book, The Highly Sensitive Person's Guide to Dealing with Toxic People: Reclaiming Your Power from Narcissists and Other Manipulators (New Harbinger Publications) is available in all major bookstores and translated into over 12 languages worldwide.
She is the founder of the popular website for abuse survivors, Self-Care Haven, which has millions of views from all over the world. Her work has been shared and endorsed by numerous clinicians, mental health advocates, mental health professionals and bestselling authors. Her writing has been featured on and mentioned in Psychology Today, Salon, Psych Central, Bustle, Inc., The National Domestic Violence Hotline, The Huffington Post, MOGUL, The Meadows, Thought Catalog, and more.