Next time you’re about to tell someone that is being abused “Well I’d just leave him/her” or “Why do you stay?”…think about this
The term narcissism is thrown around rather loosely, which is why I hesitated to use the word at first. We use it to describe people who may be a little self-obsessed or have an inflated ego. True, these are traits of a narcissist. However, there’s more to narcissism than these traits alone, just like there’s more to NPD than someone being slightly narcissistic alone.
Narcissism isn’t solely self-obsessed. Narcissism seeks to destroy, because narcissism itself can’t handle existing. Imagine hating yourself so much that you need to annihilate others’ sense of self just to feel good about you for even a fraction of a second, before needing to go off and find the next person. That’s narcissism. It’s self-loathing so deeply rooted that it needs to completely shatter others just to feel good about itself.
In part one, The Effects of Narcissistic Abuse, I briefly detailed what was going…
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