Tag Archives: emotional abuse

The Still Face Experiment (with an observation about Caylee Anthony).

Originally posted on Lucky Otters Haven:
Here is a dramatic video that shows how powerful the lack of mirroring is on an infant. It’s amazing how quickly the baby in this video notices the mother’s lack of affect and responds…

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Emotional Abuse.

Can you think of any other examples?

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Words as weapons.

If you were raised by narcissistic parents, you are probably familiar with these.  These are the words I heard from my parents (yours may differ somewhat but the devastating effect is the same).  I’ve broken them down into childhood, adolescence, and … Continue reading

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The Silent Treatment: weapon of control.

The silent treatment is a psychological weapon all narcissists use, even those lacking the cunning or Machiavellianism to successfully use more complex weapons like triangulation or gaslighting (I’m not sure they really require intelligence since it’s probably programmed into them and … Continue reading

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I’m only 6 years old.

Originally posted on Down the Rabbit Hole:
I’ve been seeing my therapist now for 2 months.   I’ve spent most of these sessions talking about how much I want to get more in touch with my feelings, but when any…

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Five types of gaslighting narcissists.

I haven’t written an original narcissism article in awhile, and I was thinking about gaslighting today, so I thought I’d write a post about it. Gaslighting is a defense mechanism commonly used by narcissists in order to diminish their victims … Continue reading

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Sensitive Children and the Adult Child in the Abusive Narcissistic Home

Originally posted on SITE FOR CREATIVE SOLUTIONS:
In a home affected with an abusive narcissistic parent emotions are repressed and become twisted.  Rules are built on shame, guilt, or fear.  Feelings are often not shared and when they are expressed,…

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Why narcissists and borderlines are drawn to each other.

I’t’s uncanny how often people with NPD and BPD seem to find each other. Every one of my boyfriends (except for one, who was severely bipolar) and my ex-husband were narcissists. I know a lot of other borderlines who say … Continue reading

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The narcissistic lover’s playbook.

It looks like today is “Narcissistic Lovers and Spouses Day,” because this is the third article about that subject I’m posting today. But it occurred to me that narcissistic men (and probably women too, even though I have no personal … Continue reading

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Narcissist man in love.

One of my narcissistic lovers was a man I’ll call Daniel. I met him during my divorce proceedings. It was a short lived but intense relationship. As short lived as it was (it lasted all of 3 months), I decided … Continue reading

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