Narcissistic Abuse – Recognizing This Condition
Narcissistic abuse can be a harsh term for the physical, mental, sexual, and emotional abuse of another person by someone exhibiting Narcissistic traits. The word “narcissist” is not formally defined in medical practice or academic teaching. It is generally understood to refer to someone who has exaggerated self-esteem and/or superiority complex, who tends to regard themselves as superior to others.
For instance, if a parent has been known to berate or even punish his children to the point that they are almost ready to leave home, this may qualify as Narcissist abuse. If a child continues to hear that they are the best child in school, which usually means they are the richest, most perfect one at the same time and have all the right friends in the world, this may also qualify as Narcissist abuse.
Narcissists tend to view themselves as infallible, superior, and capable of any act that they deem necessary. They believe that they can do no wrong and that their opinions, thoughts, words, actions, etc. are justified. Narcissists cannot control their impulsivity and often make decisions without thinking them through first.
Narcissists may not be aware of their behavior, but it is very easy for others to identify their narcissistic behavior. The victim of narcissism will usually either seem distant and aloof, to become depressed, or to suffer from low self-esteem. Sometimes, narcissists have a habit of behaving out of character. For example, they might not always behave with such a calm and collected manner, but it’s quite clear that these people do not take seriously their own words and actions.
Some signs of Narcissistic Abuse include: using power over others to get their way; being verbally and psychologically abusive; denying others important achievements; displaying an inflated sense of their own importance; being jealous of others; lying and hiding their true nature; controlling the actions of others; taking advantage of others when trying to control and manipulate them; being dishonest and manipulative; refusing to accept responsibility for their own actions; making others feel guilty and worthless; having a history of using power and control for personal gain; and control over loved ones; and being obsessed with their image and appearance.
Narcissists may also display violent behaviors, such as: physical abuse; sexual abuse; emotional or abuse of power and control, bullying, stalking, extortion and stalking; lying; and isolation. The reason someone suffers from Narcissistic Abuse may vary. It could be due to a genetic predisposition, childhood trauma, being abused as a child; poor relationships with parents or a family member, traumatic events in life such as abuse, death of a loved one, being raised by an alcoholic or drug addict, or a history of abuse by a spouse or partner.
Narcissistic abusers usually justify their actions, often saying that their behavior is acceptable since it serves a purpose – for them and other people. For example, if their behaviors are seen as acceptable because they serve some kind of function in their lives. However, these behaviors are not acceptable to their targets.
Victims of Narcissistic Abuse should seek help and assistance immediately. If you suspect that there is narcissism in your relationship, seek professional help immediately. You have rights as a victim of Narcissism. There is no shame in seeking help from professionals who are trained to work with the victim. Even though the problem seems small and not serious, the narcissist will usually use the power of denial to convince himself that the victim is exaggerating the problem or the abuse.
Victims of Narcissistic Abuse can experience anxiety, depression, anxiety, guilt, anger, stress, depression, fear, sadness, and confusion. They will suffer from the effects of their abusive behavior for years. Victims should never take their abusers lightly and instead, take responsibility for themselves and their situation. Seeking support from family, friends and the community will give victims the strength to move forward.
Narcissism is a very dangerous condition. It can lead to depression, suicide, substance abuse, and heart disease. If you or someone you know is experiencing Narcissistic Abuse, seek treatment right away. Treatment for this disorder will help the victim get back on track, become stronger, and reclaim their dignity and self-worth.
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