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Research is showing that marriage, especially for women, does not result in greater happiness long-term, whereas single and childfree women are one of the happiest demographics. Thousands if not millions of women across social media speak out every day about “giving up” on dating and leaving the dating scene because they find the current dating pool toxic yet find themselves under the microscope under society’s scrutinizing gaze, taught to blame themselves if they choose to stay single or have high standards. Perhaps it’s time to turn our focus toward why women are finding the dating climate such an inhospitable place to pursue love, rather than shaming single women for their standards.
“It was their childhood trauma!” “They’re just deeply wounded.” Perhaps you’re familiar with these claims when it comes to narcissism. There is a certain myth that gets propagated frequently about the origins of narcissistic traits as well as full-fledged Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). A researcher specializing in narcissism reviews the evidence that shows that childhood trauma may not be the originating cause of narcissism.
Many enter the helping professions due to their empathy for others and a genuine desire to improve their lives. However, no field is exempt from narcissism and fields that grant a certain level of power and authority tend to also attract con artists that are hungry for validation, control, and access to vulnerable populations to manipulate and exploit.