Narcissism and Codependency
The Glue That Keeps...
Many Relationships Together…
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Have you ever ask yourself…
Why did I attract this person into my life?
I know your time is valuable, so I’ll get straight to the point:
The answer is surprisingly simple…
The ‘polarized issues’ of Codependency (or love addiction) and Narcissism are like magnets attracting each other...
...and strangely enough...exactly what is need to ‘heal’ our own relationship issues…
...whether they are codependency, love addiction or narcissism!
Understand this and you are on the road to Personal Freedom.
Let’s go a little deeper and you will soon see what I mean…
…Codependency and Narcissism are ‘MIRRORS’ that can distract us from doing our own emotional work…OF SELF REALIZATION…(more on projection in another of my articles click here: http://the-taz-reports.webs.com/
Let’s start by addressing codependency…
WHAT IS CODEPENDENCY?
Codependency is not a disease, it is an emotional and behavioral condition that is learned and stored in the subconscious and affects your ability to have a healthy relationship with yourself and others.
Science now considers codependency...
"A Relationship Addiction"
And in many cases "A LOVE ADDICTION"...
Codependents and love addicts develop emotionally destructive relationships that are one-sided, pleasing oriented and therefore become abusive.
Codependency manifests itself in many forms but is especially serious and can be potentially life threatening if the person is in a relationship with-Extreme Narcissist
Enabler Vs Abuser
Which are you?
How does the "enabler and abuser" relationship look...
...the person who is codependent is called the “enabler” in the relationship (and is usually involved in a relationship) with someone who is a Narcissist called the “abuser” in the relationship.
That brings us to…THE ‘NARCISSIST’…
At the core of THE extreme Narcissist…HE/SHE has an egotistical preoccupation with self, personal preferences, aspirations, needs, success, and how he/she is perceived by others.
Did you know...?
Some degree of narcissism is considered normal; however, when narcissistic traits are so predominant that they significantly impair an individual’s social functioning, this merits a psychological diagnosis...counseling/therapy.
Did you know…the narcissist generally sees the codependent as the ‘Problem’ and rarely seeks out treatment.
Can you see how each dysfunction needs the other to... Survive
So...without experiencing your own personal healing you will likely attract the same relationships over and over again…
WHY?...because on a deeper level the law of attraction is at work…only...
It's Working Against You...
The Cycle or Dance of Codependency & Narcissism starts as we get close to each other in relationship…”With the floodgates wide open and our deepest issues pouring out, we are headed for...
The Choice Point...
In this stage of the cycle a key choice occurs, which determines whether the relationship will become co-committed or will sink into the mire of co-dependence/narrcissism.
We will call the "good" one choice A.
Here's where you are if you are currently in a relationship:
"You have gotten close to another person, and now your problem issues are coming to the surface. If you take Choice A, you will inquire into the source of those issues, take full responsibility for them, and tell the full truth about them to your partner, (or Counselor etc.) You will learn to see and love the previously unloved parts of yourself that are emerging.
With the liberated energy from seeing and communicating the truth of your patterns and feelings, you will ride to a new, higher level of love and intimacy. That's choice A.
Choice B is the one thing we do that creates co-dependence. In choice B, the personality issues emerge, but you keep them hidden. You don't look at them, and you don't tell the truth about them. Instead, you…
"Withhold, Withdraw, and Project"
(Conscious Loving, The Journey to Co-Commitment, PG 21)
This is Why relationship counseling doesn’t work for those unconsciously dancing Codependency and Narcissism.
• Withholding is when you keep inside you things that should be expressed. You swallow your anger. You want something and fail to ask. You have a guilty secret and don't confess.
• Withdrawal is when you pull back from contact. You quit reaching out. You are lonely but you turn down invitations to go out. Someone touches you and you turn away.
• Projection is when you attribute to another person something that is actually going on at an unconscious level within yourself.
An example of projection:
You are sexually attracted to another person but do not tell your partner about it. For some strange reason it starts looking like your partner is sexually attracted to others. If you want to watch choice B at work, turn on a soap opera.
We flipped one on at random to get an example of choice B.
Within ten minutes, we heard this dialogue:
maria: I'm really furious at Mark for having coffee with Lydia. I just know there's something going on between them.
veronica: Have you talked to him about it?
maria: Of course not! I don't want him to know everything's not okay. Our wedding is only a few days away.
veronica: Do you think Mark suspects anything about Randall and you? (Apparently Maria and Randall had indulged in an impassioned "quickie" in the hospital's laundry room the day before.)
MARIA: No, and I'll never tell him because it was just one of those things. It meant nothing.
Let's look closely at this situation...
"Maria was sexually attracted to Randall and acted out her feelings in the laundry room. She withheld this information from her husband-to-be because "it meant nothing." Then, for some reason, it started looking like her future husband was attracted to Lydia. Of course, she withheld her observation from him and did not tell the truth about how she felt. Maybe she's right. Maybe Mark really is attracted to Lydia. It does not matter, because Maria will not see reality until she starts telling the truth and drops her projection.
As an side note: "...we noticed that most of the commercials were not for soap products at all. The shows were heavily sponsored by pain medications, and I think we can all see why. Much pain is brought about by withholding, withdrawal, and projection.” Conscious Loving, The Journey to Co-Commitment, PG 21
How do you finding the best Codependent Love Addict & Narcissist Individual or Couples Counseling/Therapy available???
My name is Todd 'TAZ',
Years ago, a behavioral study unearthed a shocking discovery about traditional counseling methods.
Many of those who enrolled in traditional counseling methods for therapy...took longer to recover than those who didn't!
There may be a variety of reasons that contribute to this, yet the most important is this:
We adults forget 90% of what's ever happened to us. Through our childhood filters, we deem 10% ‘Important enough to remember’ and the rest is ‘lost’ to our subconscious.
This means, at best, most traditional counseling methods only have access to 10% of our significant information.
The unresolved core issues existing in our other 90% remain LOCKED AWAY, indelibly recorded in our brain…below our conscious awareness.
The Principle of Real Estate applies…
”LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!”
You must LOCATE and ‘OWN’ (identify) the problem in order to FIX IT long term.
My attempts to dominate, control, or overrule my behavior with SELF DISCIPLINE or SHEER WIILLPOWER, even with God’s help, didn’t work long term.
They didn’t address my bottom line, subconscious issue…
…and Shame and Guilt don’t work long-term.
At the end of my rope...
I found what EXACTLY what I was looking for...
I found a subculture of practitioners—psychotherapists-
devoted to inspire human behavior on a level I never knew existed—
A group combining and practicing clinical therapy AND ‘core issue’ therapeutic healing methods…Where...
Now to my Point:
This group of practitioners also focused on hearing the deeper messages coming from this subconsciously closed Space—
the significant messages coming from the other 90% of your forgotten memories that have been LOCKED AWAY.
They spent very little time discussing symptoms (codependency, love addiction, narcissist).
The program was founder by an amazing woman.
She and those trained by her me know how to unlock your subconscious mind and re-open the space between your stimulus and response.
She had unearthed and organized some VERY valuable and powerful information in her clinical psychotherapy practice.
In that space she shows you the choice you’ve made that continues to bind you to your issues.
Notes & References:
These notes and references are for search engine optimization and not grammatically correct.
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Codependency includes a regular system of considering, sensation, and acting toward ourselves and others that can cause discomfort.
Codependent routines or routines are self-destructive.
We consistently react to individuals who are wiping out themselves; we answer by learning to remove ourselves. These routines can lead us into, or keep us in, dangerous interactions that don't perform. These routines can aspects interactions that may otherwise have proved helpful. These routines can avoid us from finding serenity and pleasure with the most essential individual in our life.... ourselves. These routines fit in with the only individual we can change.. ourselves. These are our issues.
The following are features of codependent persons: (We started to do these elements out of requirement to secure ourselves and fulfill our needs.)
1. Think and encounter accountable for other people---for other peoples' ideas, ideas, activities, options, wants, needs, well-being, deficit of well-being, and greatest success.
2. Feel stress, bad, and guiltiness when other individuals have a issue.
3. Feel required --almost pressured -- to help that individual fix the issue, such as providing undesirable guidance, providing a rapid-fire sequence of recommendations, or restoring ideas.
4. Feel furious when their help isn't effective.
5. Predict other peoples' needs
6. Wonder why others don't do the same for them.
7. Don't really want to be doing, doing more than their discuss of the perform, and doing elements other individuals are capable of doing for themselves.
8. Not understanding what they want and need, or if they do, tell themselves what they want and need is not essential.
9. Try to please others instead of themselves.
10. Discover it easier to encounter and communicate rage about injustices done to others rather than injustices done to themselves.
11. Feel most secure when providing.
12. Feel inferior and accountable when somebody gives to them.
13. Feel sad because they invest their whole life providing to other individuals and nobody gives to them.
14. Are drawn to desperate individuals.
15. Discover desperate individuals drawn to them.
16. Feel tired, clear, and pointless if they don't have a turmoil in their life, a issue to fix, or someone to help.
17. Get away from their schedule to react to or do something for somebody else.
18. Over make themselves.
19. Feel harried and required.
20. Believe inside other individuals are somehow accountable for them.
21. Responsibility others for the identify the codependents are in.
22. Say other individuals create the codependents encounter the way they do.
23. Believe other individuals are creating them insane.
24. Feel furious, offended, not appreciated, and used.
25. Discover other individuals become eager or furious with them for all of the before features.
Low Self Worth
Codependents seem to:
1. Come from stressed, repressed, or structural family members.
2. Reject their household was stressed, repressed or structural.
3. Responsibility themselves for everything.
4. Choose on themselves for everything, such as the way they think, encounter, look, act, and answer.
5. Get furious, protecting, self-righteous, and indigent when others blame and criticize the codependents -- something codependents consistently do to themselves.
6. Decline flatters or praise
7. Get disappointed from a deficit of flatters and reward (stroke deprivation)
8. Feel different from the world.
9. Think they're not quite excellent enough.
10. Feel accountable about buying themselves or doing needless or fun elements for themselves.
11. Worry denial.
12. Take elements individually.
13. Have been affected individuals of lovemaking, physical, or psychological mistreatment, neglect, desertion, or liquor addiction.
14. Think that affected individuals.
15. Tell themselves they can't do anything right.
16. Be terrified of creating faults.
17. Wonder why they have problems selection.
18. Have a lot of "shoulds".
19. Feel a lot of guiltiness.
20. Feel humiliated of who they are.
21. Think their life are not value living.
22. Try to help other individuals stay their life instead.
23. Get synthetic ideas of self-worth from assisting others.
24. Get powerful ideas of low self-worth ---embarrassment, failing, etc...from other peoples' breakdowns and issues.
25. Wish excellent stuff would occur to them.
26. Believe excellent stuff never will occur.
27. Believe they don't are entitled to excellent stuff and pleasure.
28. Wish others would like and really like them.
29. Believe other individuals couldn't possibly like and really like them.
30. Try to confirm they're excellent enough for other individuals.
31. Negotiate for being needed.
1. Power their ideas and ideas out of their attention because of fear and guiltiness.
2. Become terrified to let themselves be who they are.
3. Appear firm and managed.
Codependents seem to:
1. Feel really troubled about issues and individuals.
2. Worry about the silliest elements.
3. Think and discuss a lot about other individuals.
4. Drop sleep over issues or other peoples' conduct.
6. Never Discover solutions.
7. Check on individuals.
8. Try to get individuals in functions of bad conduct.
9. Feel incapable to stop discussing, considering, and stressing about other individuals or issues.
10. Get away from their schedule because they are so irritated about somebody or something.
11. Concentrate all their power on other individuals and issues.
12. Wonder why they never have any power.
13. Wonder why they can't get elements done.
1. Have resided through activities and with individuals that were out of management, producing the codependents sadness and frustration.
2. Become terrified to let other individuals be who they are and allow activities to occur normally.
3. Don't see or deal with their stress about dropping management.
4. Think they know best how elements should turn out and how individuals should answer.
5. Try to management activities and individuals through vulnerability, guiltiness, coercion, risks, advice-giving, adjustment, or control.
6. Gradually fall short in their initiatives or cause peoples' rage.
7. Get disappointed and furious.
8. Feel managed by activities and individuals.
Codependents seem to:
1. Ignore issues or say they aren't occurring.
2. Pretend conditions aren't as bad as they are.
3. Tell themselves elements will be better the next day.
4. Remain fast paced so they don't have to think about elements.
5. Get puzzled.
6. Get disappointed or tired.
7. Go to physicians and get tranquilizers.
8. Become workaholics.
9. Spend cash compulsively.
11. Pretend them aren't occurring either.
12. Watch issues get more intense.
13. Believe is situated.
14. Lie to themselves.
15. Wonder why they encounter like they're going insane.
1. Don't encounter excellent, content, or relaxing with themselves.
2. Look for pleasure outside themselves.
3. Lock onto whoever or whatever they think can offer pleasure.
4. Feel really confronted by the decrease of any thing or individual they think establishes their pleasure.
5. Didn't encounter really like and acceptance from their mother and father.
6. Don't really like themselves.
7. Believe other individuals can't or don't really like them.
8. Seriously search for really like and acceptance.
9. Often search for really like from individuals not capable of nurturing.
10. Believe other individuals are never there for them.
11. Equal really like with discomfort.
12. Feel they need individuals more than they want them.
13. Try to confirm they're excellent enough to be liked.
14. Don't create a chance to see if other individuals are excellent for them.
15. Worry whether other everyone loves or like them.
16. Don't create a chance to determine if they really like or like other individuals.
17. Middle their life around other individuals.
18. Look for interactions to offer all their excellent ideas.
19. Missing attention in their own life when they really like.
20. Worry other individuals will depart them.
21. Don't believe they can deal with themselves.
22. Remain in interactions that don't perform.
23. Withstand mistreatment to keep individuals nurturing them.
24. Feel stuck in interactions.
25. Leave bad interactions and form new ones that don't perform either.
26. Wonder if they will ever find really like.
7. Don't say what they mean.
8. Don't mean what they say.
9. Don't know what they mean.
10. Don't take themselves seriously.
11. Think other individuals don't take the codependents seriously.
12. Take themselves too seriously.
13. Ask for what they want and need in a roundabout way --- sighing, for example.
14. Fight get to the factor.
15. Aren't sure what the factor is.
16. Evaluate their terms properly to obtain a preferred impact.
17. Try to say what they think will please individuals.
18. Try to say what they think will cause individuals.
19. Try to say what they hop will get individuals to do what they want them to do.
20. Eliminate concept NO from their language.
21. Talk too much.
22. Discuss other individuals.
23. Avoid referring to themselves, their issues, ideas, and ideas.
24. Say everything is their mistake.
25. Say nothing is their mistake.
26. Believe their views don't matter.
27. Want to communicate their views until they know other peoples' views.
28. Lie to secure and protect up for individuals they really like.
29. Have difficulties saying their privileges.
30. Have difficulties showing their feelings genuinely, freely, and properly.
31. Think most of what they have to say is trivial.
32. Start to discuss in Doubtful, self-degrading, or dangerous ways.
33. Say sorry for pestering individuals.
1. Say they won't tolerate certain routines from other individuals.
2. Progressively increase their patience until they can tolerate and do elements they said they would never do.
3. Let others harm them.
4. Keep allowing others harm them.
5. Wonder why they harm so poorly.
6. Grumble, blame, and try to management while they continue to take a position there.
7. Lastly get furious.
8. Become completely illiberal.
Lack of Trust
1. Don't believe in themselves.
2. Don't believe in their ideas.
3. Don't believe in their options.
4. Don't believe in other individuals.
5. Try to believe in untrustworthy individuals.
6. Think God has discontinued them.
7. Drop trust and believe in in God.
1. Feel terrified, harm, and angry
2. Deal with individuals who are very terrified, harm, and furious.
3. Are terrified of their own rage.
4. Are terrified of other peoples' rage.
5. Think individuals will go away if rage goes into the image.
6. Feel managed by other peoples' rage.
7. Hold back their furious ideas.
8. Think other individuals create them encounter furious.
9. Are terrified to create other individuals encounter rage.
10. Cry a lot, get disappointed, overact, get tired, do mean and unpleasant elements to get even, act dangerous, or have chaotic mood reactions.
11. Discipline other individuals to make the codependents furious.
12. Have been killed for sensation furious.
13. Place guiltiness and pity on themselves for sensation furious.
14. Feel improving amounts of rage, anger, and anger.
15. Feel more secure with their rage than harm ideas.
16. Wonder if they'll ever not be furious.
1. Are caretakers in the bed room.
2. Have sex when they don't want to.
3. Have sex when they'd rather be presented, developed, and liked.
4. Try to have sex when they're furious or harm.
5. Usually savor sex because they're so furious at their partner
6. Are terrified of dropping management.
7. Have difficulties asking for what they need in bed.
8. Take away psychologically from their associate.
9. Feel lovemaking revulsion toward their associate.
10. Don't discuss about it.
11. Power themselves to have sex, anyway.
12. Decrease sex to a specialized act.
13. Wonder why they don't appreciate sex.
14. Weary in sex.
15. Comprise reasons to avoid.
16. Wish their sex associate would die, go away, or sense the codependent's ideas.
17. Have powerful lovemaking dreams about other individuals.
18. Consider or have an adulterous matter.
Codependents seem to:
1. Be incredibly accountable.
2. Be incredibly reckless.
3. Become martyrs, compromising their pleasure and that of others for causes that don't require compromise.
4. Fight encounter close to individuals.
5. Fight have fun and be natural.
6. Have an overall inactive reaction to codependency -- weeping, harm, vulnerability.
7. Have an overall competitive reaction to codependency -- assault, rage, popularity.
8. Incorporate inactive and competitive reactions.
9. Vacillate in options and feelings.
10. Have fun when they encounter like weeping.
11. Remain devoted to their compulsions and individuals even when it affects.
12. Be humiliated about household, personal, or connection issues.
13. Be puzzled about the characteristics of the issue.
14. Mask, lie, and secure the issue.
15. Not search for help because they tell themselves the issue isn't bad enough, or they aren't essential enough.
16. Wonder why the issue doesn't go away.
In the later periods of codependency, codependents may:
1. Feel tired.
2. Suffer from depression.
3. Become taken and separated.
4. Experience a complete decrease of day-to-day schedule and framework.
5. Abuse or neglect their children and other obligations.
6. Feel improbable.
7. Start to plan their break free from a connection they encounter stuck in.
8. Think about destruction.
9. Become chaotic.
10. Become seriously psychologically, psychologically, or actually ill.
11. Receive an consuming disorders (over- or under eating)
12. Become passionate to liquor or other medication.
FOR SURVIVORS OF NARCISSISTIC ABUSE. EMPHASIS ON NARCISSISTIC DISORDERS ACROSS THE SPECTRUM INCLUDING PSYCHOPATHY. INFORMATION AND SUPPORT RESOURCES BY A RECOVERED SURVIVOR/COUNSELLOR. (ARCHIVE OF MSN GROUP, NARCISSISM SUPPORT GROUP/ MORAL & SPIRITUAL STRUGGLE.)
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2009
Does the DSM IV and all that professional information and facts depart you wondering?
A guidelines for the non-professional, complete of simple red banners.
Narcissism Signs Checklist
How to Identify An Psychological Creature of the evening
In my viewpoint, the DSM IV requirements (listed at the bottom) for Narcissistic Individuality Problem do not really help the individual. Sometimes individuals have narcissistic attributes that overcome us, and we presume used up by their behavior. When an element of misunderstandings encompasses an encounter with someone very narcissistic, it allows us to recognize this red banner, and to take actions to deal with that individual. Narcissistic Individuality Problem does not run widespread in our inhabitants, but interacting with narcissistic individuals may be a obstacle for many of us across our specific life.
Even though I have a Masters in treatments, it did not help me identify and deal with individuals who are seriously narcissistic. The hints, the verbal abuse and emotional abuse, and the adjustment, can be simple and insidious; our feeling of self erodes gradually as the narcissist gradually undermines us.
Albert Bernstein's publication, (see website: Psychological Vampires) has assisted me significantly to see narcissistic individuals for what they are and how to deal with that understanding, and them. And it has also assisted me to recognize that there may be wish for them as well as those of us interacting with them. Even if this implies allowing go of someone dearest, because they are not self-aware, and because to stay indicates we achievements in sensation amazingly declined and damaged and little until nothing seems gradually left of us. ~Invicta, 08/20/03
The Narcissistic Creature of the evening Checklist
THE SMARTEST, MOST TALENTED, ALL-AROUND BEST PERSON IN THE WORLD TEST:
True or false? Ranking one factor for each actual reaction.
1. THIS PERSON HAS ACHIEVED MORE THAN MOST PEOPLE HIS OR HER AGE.
2. THIS PERSON IS FIRMLY CONVINCED THAT HE OR SHE IS BETTER, SMARTER, OR MORE TALENTED THAN OTHER PEOPLE.
3. THIS PERSON LOVES COMPETITION, BUT IS A POOR LOSER.
4. THIS PERSON HAS FANTASIES OF DOING SOMETHING GREAT OR BEING FAMOUS, AND OFTEN EXPECTS TO BE TREATED AS IF THESE FANTASIES HAD ALREADY COME TRUE.
5. THIS PERSON HAS VERY LITTLE INTEREST IN WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE THINKING OR FEELING, UNLESS HE OR SHE WANTS SOMETHING FROM THEM.
6. THIS PERSON IS A NAME DROPPER.
7. TO THIS PERSON IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO LIVE IN THE RIGHT PLACE AND ASSOCIATE WITH THE RIGHT PEOPLE.
8. THIS PERSON TAKES ADVANTAGE OF OTHER PEOPLE TO ACHIEVE HIS OR HER OWN GOALS.
9. THIS PERSON USUALLY MANAGES TO BE IN A CATEGORY BY HIM OR HERSELF.
10. THIS PERSON OFTEN FEELS PUT UPON WHEN ASKED TO TAKE CARE OF HIS OR HER RESPONSIBILITIES TO FAMILY, FRIENDS, OR WORK GROUP.
11. THIS PERSON REGULARLY DISREGARDS RULES OR EXPECTS THEM TO BE CHANGED BECAUSE HE OR SHE IS IN SOME WAY SPECIAL.
12. THIS PERSON BECOMES IRRITATED WHEN OTHER PEOPLE DON'T AUTOMATICALLY DO WHAT HE OR SHE WANTS THEM TO DO, EVEN WHEN THEY HAVE A GOOD REASON FOR NOT COMPLYING.
13. THIS PERSON REVIEWS SPORTS, ART, AND LITERATURE BY TELLING YOU WHAT HE OR SHE WOULD HAVE DONE INSTEAD.
14. THIS PERSON THINKS MOST CRITICISMS OF HIM OR HER ARE MOTIVATED BY JEALOUSY.
15. THIS PERSON REGARDS ANYTHING SHORT OF WORSHIP TO BE REJECTION.
16. THIS PERSON SUFFERS FROM A CONGENITAL INABILITY TO RECOGNIZE HIS OR HER OWN MISTAKES. ON THE RARE OCCASIONS THAT THIS PERSON DOES RECOGNIZE A MISTAKE, EVEN THE SLIGHTEST ERROR CAN PRECIPITATE A MAJOR DEPRESSION.
17. THIS PERSON OFTEN EXPLAINS WHY PEOPLE WHO ARE BETTER KNOWN THAN HE OR SHE IS NOT REALLY ALL THAT GREAT.
18. THIS PERSON OFTEN COMPLAINS OF BEING MISTREATED OR MISUNDERSTOOD.
19. PEOPLE EITHER LOVE OR HATE THIS PERSON.
20. DESPITE THIS PERSON'S OVERLY HIGH OPINION OF HIM OR HERSELF, HE OR SHE IS REALLY QUITE INTELLIGENT AND TALENTED.
Scoring: Five or more actual solutions enables the individual as a Narcissistic Psychological Creature of the evening, though not actually for a research of Narcissistic Individuality. If the individual ratings greater than ten, and is not a participant of the noble family, be cautious that you aren't wrong for one of the servants.
By ALBERT J. BERNSTEIN, Ph.D.
The DSM-IV Analysis Criteria for Narcissistic Individuality Problem are: (don't try this at house, folks):
A persistent design of grandiosity, need for respect, deficit of issue, as indicated by at least five of the following:
1. a special feeling of self-importance
2. is involved with fantasies of endless achievements, strength, elegance, elegance, or suitable love
3. considers that he or she is "special" and can only be recognized by, or should associate with, other special or high-status individuals (or institutions)
4. needs extreme admiration
5. has a feeling of right, i.e., uncommon objectives of especially good therapy or automated conformity with his or her expectations
6. is interpersonally exploitative, i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends
7. does not have issue and is reluctant to identify or identify with the ideas and needs of others
8. is often resentful of others or considers that others are resentful of him or her
9. reveals egotistic, haughty patterns or attitudes
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January 28, 2010 10:46 AM
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February 23, 2010 1:31 PM
I have a Masters in Psyhology too. I scam that I'm a narcissistic sociopath, but I'm not. (I really am smarter and more talented than everyone around me.) I can't help it. I'm a psychotherapist who is a psychological on my own time. The only emotional skeletons I've met are actually developementally incapable. I've acquired to have fun at myself and appreciate my lifestyle. I wish everyone I fulfill was well altered, but they're not. Best of achievements.
February 25, 2010 12:33 PM
Remember narcissism is a choice for some individuals. Some individuals actually take some form of exhausted satisfaction in disheartening others.
April 19, 2010 12:15 PM
I can't believe I may have discovered the reaction I have been searching for. My MIL was so amazing to me for decades when I was operating for her and doing as she asked. As soon as I got my own profession and started preparing our marriage, she switched on me along with her girl. People kept saying they are just envious but deeply down I recognized there was more to it than that. She doesn't like anyone who is more effective than her or her kids, loves being major attraction, has been known to fly off in a wrath over the tiniest components (only in her own home), looks down on others, aims to better her understanding, converting up locations where I am, etc. Everything I study on the symptoms is her. I now can quit questioning the individual I am and the factors why she is fighting me. Now I need to know how to deal with this so she doesn't keep injuring me.
May 2, 2010 10:11 PM
... I'm a narcissist, undiscovered, but very apparent. I obtained a 14 on this analyze. It is getting every bit of my discipline not to say snotty components about the others' articles, but, I think, this is to be predicted. I want to compose something, like, "I'm really satisfied that this is a diagnosable issue, because I want more justifications for why I need to get my way," and have everyone think it's sarcasm, but genuinely, it isn't. I am actually very excited to have an justification. I know I should be clinically diagnosed, and I'm trying to describe to my specialist and medical professional so I can get some help, so I don't encounter like the toughest failing each time I twist something up. I appreciate being polarizing, genuinely. I don't encounter like I need to invest a while discussing with someone that won't take the way that I act and the way I think. What do you think about this?
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May 19, 2010 12:35 PM
lol, i encounter from all but 1, hahahaha regards XD
June 8, 2010 12:54 PM
I am thinking if there is a bit of mania associated with a N's perform and perform. Perhaps a bit of a hurry when considering themselves and what they will "become" or "are." A rise in epinephrine levels? This may be a actual time frame for medical confirmation of this form of personality disorder; at the same time many decades into the healthcare technical upcoming. I think this 'rush' can be a very fulfilling of maladaptive perform, and even engendered in our lifestyle with reasons of "survival." Where no actual awaiting risk prevails, in our contemporary community.
July 12, 2010 5:38 PM
As lengthy as you maintain their brains, you are found up in the articles.
July 12, 2010 6:15 PM
What's the CURE?
July 18, 2010 1:45 PM
Wow, awesome site; so grateful my companion Philippe attached to it!
Well, with a 14, it's challenging to reject. Kudos; it's uncommon for a narcissist to confess to it or be in treatments.
ALL: I study a publication on narcissism; comprehension where it comes from, and even more so why some individuals have issues determining and existing well when they corner routes with a narcissist goes a LONG way to comprehension how to deal with it.
CURE? I don't think the publication I study (Why Is It Always About You?) went into that, probably because it's uncommon for a narcissist to confess to it or be in treatments. It did go into great details on how to deal with the narcissist(s) in your lifestyle.
July 26, 2010 7:47 AM
Hmmm... this is amazing. I always recognized it, but credit reviewing 17 on the first analyze, and 9 on the second, I must be doing something right. I believe I get an "A".
Just know that individuals like me walk this world and we're not all bad.
I only abuse the world when it doesn't know it's being used. As opposed to most of us, I DO comprehend repercussions. Self maintenance is the name of my activity.
August 21, 2010 PM
I also study a publication on N's it mentioned that to be able for a individual to get over this illness they need to understand how to encounter.
Whenever a N... begins to encounter something like issue they turn down because the ideas are frustrating. The N's feels a lot of pressure in the throat and encounter place when they begin to encounter therefore, they need to rest the place of pressure to be able to encounter.
If a narcisist can significantly cry I believe that they can be on the highway to restoration.
I have been committed to a N for 25+ decades. We have 3 kids. I am with patience patiently waited my sainthood cavity enducing plaque, title, gown - I don't know what is getting such a lengthy time. It has been a dreadful of a highway.
I lately asked him to get an house and try to 'figure components out' - hasn't happened yet. Because of course, as far as he is worried, he is excellent.. I'm a dreadful girl.
I am inquisitive if anyone here has any encounter or ideas with N and alcohol habit. He is in a dreadful place. I also suspicious he suffers from aspergers situation.
Because of the 3 concerns put together - I have yet to discover him appropriate professional help. He is actually willing to go - but the ones we have get in touch with have not been able to deal with all 3 concerns.
If anyone has any recommendations for him - we would significantly appreciate it. We are in the Facilities place.
September 7, 2010 AM
To the lady whose associate has npd/aspergers/aocoholism.
i have no guidance for you i'm frightened, just published to discuss issue. i have belonged to a support group for family members of lovers and it's my viewpoint that many npd's convert to alcohol/drugs to deal with the anxiety/stress of requiring to represent this amazing personality. my n is a substance abuser and I too also alleged aspergers. the 2 circumstances have a enormous operlap of identical attributes but come from absolutely different resources. gradually, the aspergers individual has a damaged ideas which discovers it challenging to procedure certain kinds expertise, but their center is unharmed. they are often very genuine with a powerful feeling of principles. with the npd, the harm seems to be in the 'soul'- the brain is absolutely able of examining public hints, actions, cosmetic expressions; of adjusting, rip-off, performing, for their own comes to an end. the destructive terrible resentful and short attributes of the n are not provide in the aspergers. n's have a very powerful feeling of their self picture, which they have to enhance up at all periods, whereas the aspergers individual has no idea of self picture at all. i gradually determined that what i was interacting with was basically npd in addition to the results of pharmaceutical getting. i would uncertainty any actual aspergers individual, insensitive as they can be, would have the abilities to take off the amazing manipulations that npd's do. but for me, the top stage was avoiding appearance and the determines and beginning instead to look at and indentify what was going on with ME. Then, the research and appearance were amazingly clear: worn out, used, and suitable of better in lifestyle. Thats when I got out.
Wow... I'm involved to an N. I had no idea. She obtained 18 on the first and 7 on the second analyze. I didn't even know what narcissism was before these days. I can't say that this new information and facts is beneficial for anything enhancing, but it's best to know I'm not alone!
I am committed to the king of the Vampires! This situation came on very slowly over the rough of 3 decades of relationship at first she was very receptive and effectionate. Then she started developing changes to everything in my lifestyle. She changed my whole clothing collection to match her picture of me, my tresses, my house and it's decore. I even marketed my car and vehicle at her ask for and purchased a used car that was less useful than hers. Because it was way more realistic and effective for me. The the primary factor is Ive permitted these changes to occur due to my own need for love. She has invested the better aspect of this whole season after I committed her managing off my two teenaged kids with absurd requirements and extreme interest in thier individual hygene. I try to secure my kids and I'm individually harm belittled and disgraced. There's so much more to this than can be described. I don't responsibility her as I genuinely think she is entirely unacquainted with her concerns. She locations responsibility me for everything thats incorrect with her lifestyle and requirements that I do her biding interval end of tale. My views are pointless my kids aren't just like hers. I'm under continuous harm vocally psychologically and sometime actually. Try Xmas day with a fat lip because she need me to discover her camera that she dropped. But I'm alert and conscious after examining these details. I'm getting severe actions to go to treatments for myself and my kids and will eliminate this individual from my lifestyle once and for all. It's center splitting but must be done to preserve my self my center and my kids as well. Please get out as soon as you can if you're in a relationship with someone like this. RUN! Run fast! Never look back!
September 27, 2010 3:12 PM
I just came across this in trying to choose, once and for all, if my sibling is indeed a pathological narcissist. I've never observed of the relationship with liquor or medication, but I will say she is had an liquor issue for decades with no sign of enhancement. I was examining The Sociopath Next Entrance when I recognized she might be a sociopath, but I really don't think so. I just don't know. Anyway, this is all very hurtful. I wish I had something valuable to others to lead, but I think I don't really. I just desired to tell someone because I can't tell anyone and I can't encounter her about how I encounter because she will improve and never discuss to me again.
October 11, 2010 0 PM
Stumbled upon this web page while studying narcissism and Vaknin. Suspicious of I'm a dangerous narcissist with powerful individual dissociative functions. My reaction to this? Awesome.
January 2, 2011 11 AM
IMF! My sister obtained 17 on the vampire
List, and a 7 on the other. Thanks for assisting
Me know what my dad won't maintain he is :)
January 22, 2011 9:37 AM
This analyze is absolutely absurd. All the concerns are being controlled to get the predicted outcome. Example·1: "2. THIS PERSON IS FIRMLY CONVINCED THAT HE OR SHE IS BETTER, SMARTER, OR MORE TALENTED THAN OTHER PEOPLE." Everyone feels more talented than, at least, one individuals.
Example·2: "7. TO THIS PERSON IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO LIVE IN THE RIGHT PLACE AND ASSOCIATE WITH THE RIGHT PEOPLE." ¡Nobody wants to be at the incorrect place with the incorrect people! Psychology should not be used in such a useless and perverse stage.
February 7, 2011 6:33 PM
Thank benefits we are comprehension narcissism so much more tho it is overdue for me. 42 yrs of marriage to a man who was hyoer crucial of me, regularly following other females, and managaing to carry trial with as many individuals as possible.
It was my kids who decided it out and informed me. I now rest in the evening, not having to deal with his sex habits and liquor .
February 27, 2011 12:11 PM
We, my two bros and my sibling and I increased up with a mom that had been clinically determined as having having a growth on her hypothyroid. Our encounters with her were, that she was a tyrand, and gradually left the managing of the family over to us, provided that we did exactly how she desired it to be done. Like developing tea, we must have been informed how to create tea as often as we were developing it. She considered that she was without errors and was very inventive and tricky. As lengthy as there was cash to provide out she was OK, but magic arranged when it was the end of the 30 days, we would all use the expression that the table lamp was clinging on an side. My sibling and I were here individual material customers, she would never go out to do it herself, and if we got it incorrect, well no issue, we just had to go again, twice or 3 periods and she was always asking for material, that were of a 100 years before. Later in lifestyle when we got another house-doctor she was clinically determined as having scizophrenia, but we will never know for sure. She would have obtained amazingly on top of the check-lists. I do think those form of individuals are a catastrophe for their kids, they can harm their life, with providing them so many issues to kind out in later lifestyle, they create bad mother and dad in my view, with looking at the results on my bros and sibling and I,she has designed huge scar issues. As friends we are very near and look out for each other, and my dad who was very intelligent as well as able, has had a dreadful of a lifestyle and we often think that he was a e to put up with our mom. They have both approved away and discovered serenity.
March 30, 2011 4:23 AM
Thank you for publishing all the encounters. I identify with those who are existing with undiscovered Ns. He has been effective in developing companies, songs and longlasting will be, however we have kids 2 young children, he is emtionally unstable and a continuous irratation. Im air flow here after examining the articles, I can see where I have missing myself to this individual the continuous onslaught of negitivy,comparing me to whatever females he got of the cellphone with . He goes out of his way to publicily embarrass and loves seeing me cry. I Got complete of wrath n have been distced from being mom to my young children basically because I do not wan listen to him grumble and discover tips on how to rationalize his conclusions or perform. Both pregnacies he was impolite offensie and terrible, I still harm significantly from those injuries. I have known for some time, deficit of committment and his projector screen and acquations something is incorrect. I also believe he knows he is undiscovered. He intends and maintains cash over my deficit of furrducation has method for sifying his perform.
May 7, 2011 4:47 AM
Here are the primary, unsettling components that I have been able to discover during my extreme evaluation of my 12 season realtionship with a narcissist...continuous liquor and pharmaceutical use (although the medication changes over time- occassionaly the liquor use would somewhat subside)...what I believe to be an habit to porn...successful (but trapped constantly in the same place- no pormotion, etc. in 12 years)...excessive investing (he showed up to be very ample to me, my son, and his family *manipulation*)...Fifty decades of age with quite a bit of debts and no personal savings (except company retirement)...constantly stressing about circumstances, components, and individuals but never doing anything about it...dreams of 9doing his own factor (self-employed) but never getting any actions to this end...a talker- not a doer...only developing changes in his dull lifestyle when he was required to...bouts of lovemaking disfuction (impotence)...telling other individuals that I am insane and that I engage in him (I know this now- but he constantly chased me)...rages that I know identify (not chaotic or loud)but an uncommon, continuous passion over even the slightest preceived modest...importance of existing in the "right area" (while doubting this was important)...pathological relaxing (even about the stupidist things)...very useless and enthusiastic about his own actual picture (although he is not extraordinarily good-looking)...depression...making guarantees that he didn't keep and never designed to keep...telling me what he recognized I desired to listen to...hammering a pitching wedge between his (close) family and me (I believe his mom is a narcissist)...seperating me from his friends...living a second and key lifestyle with me...he is intelligent, knowledgeable, effective, and talented (musician)... he always seemed like he was trying to "get away with something"- you know get something for nothing or arriving around behind peoples' supports...He has stalked me. He is an wicked, soul-sucking deceive and a liar.
May 13, 2011 6:56 PM
This web page does reduce a lot of comprehension when interacting with a narcissist! I have several of them in my lifestyle and have a few zingers tossed at me when they don't encounter like I'm providing them enough interest or performing with their pre-programmed reactions. These people are extremely intelligent and done individuals who are really tricky and charming ~ usually get what they want regardless of who they place under the bus. I have acquired to look at what I say and how much get in touch with I have with them to be able to keep my peace of mind and comfort. I know I'm not crazy!!
May 20, 2011 3:03 PM
I've started suspecting my dad of being an undiscovered narcissist. I'm sure not for certain, but looking at the guidelines here I've determined about six or seven attributes that he has.
He will fly into a wrath over the tiniest components, create questionable, mean-spirited reviews about others and then become irritated and colour himself as a sufferer when the individual he's insulted takes at crime at his terms (they "don't comprehend his humor", etc.), and needs to be the focus. Any form of critique about him is a individual harm in his face (I keep in mind my mom saying how furious he became when she informed him his breathing stunk one time).
I'm a consistent targeted for his ire, I think because I didn't end up the way he desired and because I don't recognize with many of his views. He's always been like this, but it's produced progressively more more intense over the decades. I will be following this site very carefully from now on.
May 24, 2011 8:03 AM
I'm becoming a narcissist, my mom, uncles and aunties are narcissists and my granny I believe was the one who started all this scenario.
We do funny/mean components for example my mom doesn't offer meals because it creates her encounter low quality so she informs me I should offer it, be amazing to her, create her satisfied and please her so that she follows my example (yeah right) if I'm overdue to see my customers and they get in touch with me one day later I tell them they should have known as me as soon as they discovered I was overdue, or if they recognize my mistakes I tell them well there's nothing we can do about the last so what we are going to do for the provide is blah blah blah (acknowledging their flaws to prevent "the same mistake" at some point.)Also, during a discussion, if I'm discussing to someone of a different perception about something I want them to recognize on, I ask them how they're perception is like to be able to evolve to what I'm about to say and create them believe what I want...which I usually do, I keep telling individuals what to do. Or even more intense, while I'm discussing, I secure the two factors of a issue in situation the individual doesn't agree I always win. It's a win win win for me scenario. Oh and I always get what I want when it comes to generating, tasks..or men...enough said...but I don't like this because I don't encounter fascination with anybody and I want to modify because I don't want to develop into a single beast like my mom!
I never take guidance from anyone but now I need to know how to be non-narcissistic. I already know they not to's now I need to know the do's.
Oh and here's my narcissistic personality telling you what to do: be prepared for a psychological war to maintain existence when you are with a narcissistic personality, keep your awesome, be amazing, don't let them use you and don't encounter sorry for them!they use that as a tool to get help from people!! they could even act like they are poor and frustrated to get cash and interest from you while their records keep growing!!! Oh and say yes to everything even to prefers, then create a last instant justification and run!!! hahah :)
August 30, 2011 7:02 AM
After 24 decades of marriage to a N, I got the dreadful out. This is the only way to deal with a actual N because they won't modify provided that they are being provided with interest. Even adverse rates are a plus for an N. They construe it as you being the insane one seeking them, instead of you being a regular individual who doesn't like being used. They perform the sufferer this way and fulfill out interest and consideration from others. There is a sure flame way to confirm if someone is a narcissist...ask for their credentials!! Ask for confirmation of what they are telling you, then do you're own research (secretly) to confirm that information. N's want to discuss themselves. Sketch them into a discussion where they encounter you are fascinated hearing. You can understand a lot that way. Believe in your gut if components audio too best to be actual. N's are infamous braggerts and liars, but to them it's not really relaxing, just a little inaccurate. Most of all take care of yourself and get out before they are terrible you dry.
September 18, 2011 8:27 PM
I have been with a nacissist for 8 decades. I have damaged up with him twice. 11 several weeks ago we got again together after splitting up for 5 several weeks. The factors i split up with him is because he generally damaged every relationship i had with individuals. He would twist individuals over to the factor where they would get in touch with me looking for help and/or solutions. He always thinks he is right and if we get into a deal with he automatically says "yeah i know, its always me, you never do anything wrong". He creates up testimonies to individuals we fulfill when we're out, he statements to be exremely effective when he is not. He could care less how i encounter. When we deal with, yesterday was a bad one. He says he's done with the way i cure him, etc. and then the next day functions like everything is absolutely excellent. I cannot take it any longer, the issue is that i love him but i got to the factor where i was seated in the car auto parking area of the hospital yesterday alone because i was going to tell them, psychologically i cannot operate like this. I do not know what to do any longer.
November 28, 2011 9:16 AM
Wow! Are you sure ur not referring to my soon to be ex-husband? I could have been the writer of this last publishing on 11/28....I comprehend ur fear and emotional distress! I widely-used to the healthcare industry and have ignored so many of my n's perform because "he loves me tons"!? One day he's crying at me and furious about the most simple components, and the next "let's go to counseling"..I thank you...and oh yes...then there is the infamous range "that's right it's always me and my rage and you never do anything to create this scenario bad"...you're right my N I'm not the liar and the spouse...u are!!! Oh but that's right you didn't keep in mind about getting in touch with the other lady, or submitting the incorrect messages to her about looking at her chests....classic! I'm trying to run as quick as I can, but a N is usually a manipulator too! Dangle in there and know there will be lifestyle after the N! At least I'm expecting so!
November 28, 2011 11:37 PM
I never observed of this until the other day, this suits my associate to a " T "" we had a dreadful deal with at Xmas and someone known as the law enforcement on him. I haven't verbal to him since, but several individuals have came ahead to let me know some of the way out there testimonies he has informed them. The boasting and overstated BS is developing me exhausted, I always new he secure to create himself encounter important but usually to guests (or so I thought) Now it is all beginning to create since to me, no wonder we have no friends that come around. I really believe he has run them off. A chance to switch on, after 16 decades I encounter like I am lastly going to get my ideas again and my lifestyle. No more restoring his testimonies to create him look like he is not such a deceive. This previous weeks time has been an eye operator for me.
January 4, 2012 6:16 PM
I'm sure my mom is a N. When I was a kid she was an alcohol habit and actually, psychologically and vocally violent to me. She had me obvious the property 8 decades of age before she came house from work. Everything had to be obvious. She never took interest in me and when I was 21 decades of age, I recognized she hardly recognized anything about me but she would sometimes say she recognized me better than I recognized myself because she is my mom. When I had no car and asked her to choose me up to her location for Xmas she informed me to take the bus. Arguing with her is not an choice, she handles interactions and it is as if she loves getting into battles, it happens often, only to win them. She is placing on her best encounter now that I am produced and existing my own lifestyle but it seems like such an act. She loves having her girl over but I don't trust her and don't know what to do. I want to cut all connections with her because she has triggered me so much discomfort and gradually left such scar issues on me but I don't know how. She has controlled so many individuals around her, even my youthful sibling, she creates me out to be the insane one.
January 8, 2012 1:36 PM
Im not sure about all this. I rated almost all out of all, but I do not think I usually screen the behavior that is described as associated with NPD.
I did go to a reduce after I got divided from a 10 season marriage, but he did not talk about this at all.
However, I have allways known I had some narcissitic personality. My loved ones allways has had unlikely objectives, all the way from my grandma and grandpa to my mother and dad and then on to me and my buddies.
But I do fear. For example, I got divided because my associate was being disloyal on me here and there (although to be reasonable, not everywhere, but still quite a lot). But a aspect of me feels I owned him to that place and then sent him away because I was contemptuous of him so even if he had not scammed, I would have never permitted us to be satisfied. But thats water under the web page weblink, its been many decades now.
I do not know what to do. I am in a single place right now.
February 7, 2012 9:45 AM
a natural young lady said...
L.A.: I'm no professional, but perhaps you were a sufferer of a narcissist yourself? And you are not the narcissist?
For one factor, you are pondering yourself, something a narcissist NEVER does.
You also tell me of myself (definitely a sufferer of a narcissistic husband) in that I was asking myself if I had somehow done something to cause him some thing so atrociously.
Even if something was losing in your marriage, and you were the cause of the "missing component", he still scammed on you and that was his choice. Not once but many periods. He could have selected to use you to discover whatever he was missing; instead he decided to search for satisfaction for himself outside of the marriage which is traditional narcissistic perform.
February 7, 2012 1:00 PM
Hi natural young lady, L.A. here. Thanks for your reaction.
Perhaps you are right and he was NPD, but im very sure that I at least have some powerful personality that do adhere to this questionaire and the DSM "test" (i know, i know, its not a way to identify ourselves, but my exshrink said he did not think that was a issue so i never got diagnosed).
I really be connected and discover it represents me well that I cannot sympathise. Its an uncommon sensation, because when I was youthful I sure could be connected a lot better to individuals. But as time went on, components happened and now other peoples' ideas and my own encounter "blunted", like I just do not want to see them. I am always enjoying products nobody else ever loves you about, Im regularly looking for approval of my self picture in others, I sometimes get it and get very frustrated if not.
I work under the fact that individuals already should know what they have to do to. For example I produce better statistics at the job than anyone else, Im expected to be their innovator, but I just do not discuss to them about goals and tips on how to achieve them.
I believe they know what they have to do and so I produce better than my subordinates or lovers (I have no boss: it is my company). Its basically sadic terrorism and I appreciate it very much. I also think much more of myself and what ive achieved than what Ive actually achieved.
On the other side, I have recognized all this causes individuals enjoying me: of course if Im always providing more, its because I will work more. People observe it and thus, have no motivation to are more effective and they do not. They encounter what I sow... or do they? Would I be able to do this without them? I do not know.... is not this narcissistic in itself? Not understanding that? Should not I be able to study into them? Im frightened of doing an purpose research of this.
I do not want to do this any longer. Im sick and exhausted of this picture of myself I designed to secure me.
By the way, Im gay. The associate I talk about was my "husband".
And this all has to do a lot with that. I think ive never recognized myself as a gay individual and even if I tried (ive been culturally "open" for a several years, but i do not think i have pardoned myself). Thus, I pressured myself to be the best possible at the job, I designed my own narcissitic picture and my own narcissitic attributes, I also stoped being empathic or just validated my non-empathy with the idea "if Im not the best here and create my own company work, then Ill have to deal with a job industry that will never let the house is an begin lifestyle. Nobody actually knows how you encounter, so why should you know what they feel? Why should you care". I shut up at some factor. I know I did.
And now, over a several years later, I have no associate, Im frightened of the individuals that very truly and absolutely hit on my and I just do not want to be in bussiness any longer.
I want to be satisfied no issue who I am.
Thanks I encounter a lot better now.
February 7, 2012 2:48 PM
I study a statistic that said approximately 1% encounter from NPD, but since narcissists don't think they're the issue, they don't search for therapy, so how can that be accurate? I think it's much greater,especially after examining some of the forums.
I lately met a new guy, and after two several weeks of going for walks around with a issue stage sailing around my go (what did he mean by that? why does he act this way?) I quit seeing him because of what showed up to be a deficit useful. I recognized that the deficit useful seemed to match with some time I converted him down for a time frame because I was ill. Then other components started to press, like why his messages were complete of him, him, and more him. He would anticipate consideration for something or another, but if I raised any identical scenario or issue I had, the discussion would die. Then wouldn't listen to from him for several times, then a get in touch with with more about him. I even considered to myself when I first met him, this guy is going to need A LOT useful. Never once accented me, and I considered I actually recognized simple put downs. He himself mentioned that he was "overly sensitive", yet had no idea that he would say components that appeared to be unfeeling. It was really a brief interval, but I'm very convinced he enables for serious narcissistic propensities, which was enough to persuade me to put the No Contact concept in impact, and sure enough, he's gone, and I'm grateful. After examining about individuals interacting with SO's of 20 + decades...whew! He had me sensation like it might be something about me that created him act the way he did after only a few several weeks. If you see a practice harm, get out of the way before you get hurt
February 14, 2012 4:24 PM
Hi L.A.! I've been considering you. I know what you mean about the narcissistic traits--I was pondering them in myself, even though I recognized that my associate was very ill. I inquired whether I was developing him more intense somehow because I do have some attributes. I, like you, am able to be effective very challenging and run groups around most individuals which gives me a sensation of brilliance and ideas of contempt for others who can't keep up with me. I do have a problem with that and am conscious of it.
But, he is still the one who scammed on you. You may not be ideal and you may generate individuals away from you (that's me too) and you may screen narcissistic attributes.
But, you are pondering yourself, something a actual narcissist NEVER does. And I think with this attention of your disadvantages, you will be able to determine tips on how to improve yourself, ease yourself, create yourself more helpful for each other and business.
One factor I think that is very important to have and maybe something you should focus on, is having issue for others. That's something I have in huge quantity, almost to the hindrance of myself. The truth that you understand that you have restricted issue for others I think is an effective sign for you, a good sign that you will perhaps be able to get over this.
I think you're all right! The very idea that you are searching for out forums like this reveals that you do care! Keep being effective operating enterprise, that's who you are. Sometimes you have to phase on a few feet to do so.
Also, your being disloyal associate may not have been the right one for you and I think it is significant for you to take yourself as a gay individual, regardless of what community or anyone says. Enjoy yourself for who you are (without getting taken away!!) and satisfaction will adhere to.