Becoming empowered and leaving victimhood behind is difficult and extremely hard to do on our own.
Self-esteem affects not only what we think, but also how we feel and behave. It and has significant ramifications for our happiness and enjoyment of life.
Narcissists can be charming, charismatic, seductive, exciting, and engaging.
Healing involves understanding how you’ve been abused, forgiving yourself, and rebuilding your self-esteem and confidence.
However, an “imposter” really feels unqualified in comparison to other candidates―wants the position, but is half terrified of getting it.
If not healed, toxic shame can lead to aggression, depression, eating disorders, PTSD, and addiction.
There are a myriad of other things they might do, like slamming doors, giving away something of yours, or offering you dessert that you’re allergic to or when you’re dieting.
Is your family dysfunctional?
Probably, and you’re in the majority.
Boundaries are sort of an imaginary line between you and others.
Authenticity and intimacy require courage.