The “red flag” you should never ignore.

Reblogging to test the reblog button’s functionality, and also because this article deserves to be seen again.

Lucky Otters Haven

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When it comes to narcissism, there’s a lot of talk about red flags: behaviors that are associated with narcissistic abuse, such as lying, gaslighting, lack of empathy, grandiosity, and refusal to admit wrongdoing.

But there’s one red flag that’s underrated because it’s so subjective: your own intuition.

When you first meet a narcissist, they may seem like the nicest person you ever met. You might not see any of the usual “red flags” immediately. Before you know it, you’re involved with a person who only has ill will and will make you feel like you’re going insane. When you finally realize what you are dealing with, they may have already wreaked havoc in your life–stolen your time, your patience, your trust, your money, your self-esteem, your job, your spouse, your sanity, your identity, even your soul.

Pay attention to the way you feel around someone you just met. If you…

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About luckyotter

Recovering from BPD and C-PTSD due to narcissistic abuse from childhood. Married to a sociopath for 20 years. Proud INFJ, Enneagram type 4w5. Animal lover, music lover, cat mom, unapologetic geek, fan of the absurd, progressive Catholic, mom to 2, mental illness stigma activist, anti-Trumper. #RESISTANCE
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6 Responses to The “red flag” you should never ignore.

  1. The vagal system or second brain……..if I’d only chosen not to ignore it. There’s research around PTSD and dysregulation of the vagal system (Polyvagal Theory.

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  2. I made an app for Android in the Google Play Store called Can You Spot a Psychopath. It will be a fast and easy way to teach the symptoms of psychopathy, helping our kids grow up wiser than us.

    Will you please accept my invitation to the alpha testing phase? I used Google Translate for 6 languages: Spanish, French, German, Arabic, Portuguese, and Russian, and if you could help with tweaking or providing more languages, then I thank you very much!

    https://play.google.com/apps/testing/org.domesticenemies.canyouspotapsychopath

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