Social media has been blamed for breeding narcissists, but the fact of the matter is, narcissists have always existed. Social media has just given them an extra tool to terrorize people.
Love Bombing: When sociopaths set about reeling you in, a key seduction strategy is love bombing. They shower you with attention and affection, want to be with you all the time, make you feel like the most important person in the world.
All narcissists are emotionally unavailable to some extent, but not all emotionally unavailable people are narcissists. Here are the five key areas of difference between someone who is just emotionally unavailable and someone who is both emotionally unavailable and a malignant narcissist.
When a narcissist’s words are translated into their actual meaning, the results are frankly disturbing. Here are twelve common phrases narcissists use and what they actually mean.
“I have hidden a tiny speaker in an adjacent cubicle wall that emits a soft cat meow every two hours.”
Gaslighting is essentially psychological warfare, causing the victims of malignant narcissists to continually question their own reality.
Gaslighting is behavior that is inherently manipulative. When you are the person who is being gaslighted you question everything about yourself- from your memories and judgments to your own core values. You are thrown off balance and begin to sleepwalk through life. You’re emotionally beaten down.
Lovers leave. Significant others screw up. This person wasn’t supposed to. This person was supposed to be your safe place.
Toxic relationships poison you slowly and quietly. That’s what makes them so dangerous.
I love myself. Truly and always, I love myself. And for the first time in a long time, I am putting myself first.