Narcissistic Parents

Narcissistic parents are a trip. Once you realize you are the child of a narcissist, your world is turned inside out, upside down and blazingly real. Everything comes into focus and you suddenly see your life differently. You’re not the one at fault, you never were. And that’s the biggest coup of reading and learning about narcissistic parents.

Growing up under the thumb of this type of mother, I never understood why she behaved the way she did, why she treated me the way she did until many years later. I suffered for many years under her wondering what I could do to win her approval. I never could. At least not in private. In public, she always behaved differently.

Vampire is an excellent blog for those of you who fall under this category. Take a look here and check this blogger out: It’s more than worth your while. For an extensive list of blogs that discuss not only narcissism, but other mental health topics go here: Warning: Be prepared to bookmark because this list is amazingly long and awesome.



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Survival Of A Psychopath(With Borderline Tendencies…The Body Heals…The Mind Forever Bleeds.

I cannot hold my readers hostage as my memories hold me. What I have vowed to do is gather my thoughts and educate those in the terrifying world of socializing in any way with a diagnosed psychopath. I stand  with new-found courage and the will to speak adamantly about what I have personally experienced and learned since my association with Daniel, a diagnosed psychopath with borderline tendencies and his mother, Sandra, a diagnosed histrionic narcissitic personality that would disassociate. These two people were diagnosed with a variety of psychiatric illnesses.

It’s difficult. My world now is harrowing. My memories are intertwined not with happy thoughts anymore. Post Traumatic Stress has taken over. What their family and especially Daniel did to me in my past is so horrific I truly don’t believe I can ever lead a happy life again. Sad as that sounds, it is simply truth. I have come to accept my life now and each day I have to accept more.

My mind compartmentalized the terrors I lived through and neatly tucked them away. The human mind is a self-preservation tool. Our brains must be if we are to survive horrific traumas that occur to us. During the time period I was with him, I was a non-believer in the happenings around me at times.

Part of the non-believing occurred because of the physical condition and state I was in because of the motor vehicle accident. My body was straining itself to heal and repair physically. It was going 100% physically to stay alive and maintain its condition. Mentally, there was no time to concentrate on the horrors of my situation. Now, over eleven years later after one of the accidents, Doc B tells me at one point that there were 10 trauma doctors called out for me during one particular instance. She tells me this now, after my body has healed, because she feels my mind can handle the seriousness of what has happened physically. Had she given me information such as this back then, my motivation to survive may have been compromised.

Healed after eleven years, my physical body back to its pre-motor vehicle accident state, my mind is now opening to heal. I thought I had endured mental pain before. I truly believed I had remembered incidents that occurred. My mind was saving me, or I should say, saving the best for last. All those incidents that had seared my soul, that had wrenched my guts, that had ripped my heart out and knocked me down to my knees are coming back. I never knew this day would arrive. I curse it, I cry and beg for these memories to go away. But they won’t. They never will. My mind will forever bleed.

It doesn’t matter who I talk to about the atrocities that have been done. Nor does it matter how many times I repeat the stories. They are still as fresh in mind as when they happened. I cannot change that. Not another soul has been through what I specifically have endured with the Smith family. Other women have endured intolerable attacks and they too suffer as I do. These women write me, thanking me for validating their feelings. For them: this is for you. I understand. I believe you. I feel along with you. You are not alone. There are more of us than you can imagine. There are many silent sufferers, unfortunately. I have chosen to become an outspoken Survivor. I’ll talk for you so you can feel alive again. So you can feel understood again. So you can feel validated. But only if you want me to.

Send me your stories, your thoughts. Tell me how you are surviving. I’ll tell the world how women are surviving. Anonymously.  It’s important to let others know that although we will always be scarred, at times, we can lift above those scars and tell our stories so others can find hope.

Send your stories to : I’ll be looking forward to reading them and posting what my readers have to say anonymously. Thank you.



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Survival Of A Psychopath(With Borderline Tendencies…Red Flags #3…

Red flags. Here’s your sign. Here’s your special guy. The guy you’ve been waiting for all your life. The one that you can’t believe you just found. He’s one in a million. He’s OMG. He does everything right. He’s says everything he should. He treats you like an angel (or whatever your choice word is.) Sex with him is off the charts. (If you decided to have sex with this flawed character.) He texts you good morning. He texts you good night.  He calls you beautiful. He tells you how you’re his soul mate. He tells you how he’s been with other women, yes, but none of them have compared to you. How unhappy he is at home, perhaps. How he’s been searching, never believing he’d ever be happy in his life, never at all. But now, now he’s found you. And you, he says, has given him hope that there really is a God. He helps you with housework, your car, yard work, problems at work, walking your dog, grocery shopping…he’s with you every step of the way.

Wow. And it’s only been three weeks since you’ve met this man! Not even a month! What a guy! What a Catch! What a Psychopath!

All carefully orchestrated within a very short period to reel you in and fall madly in love with him and not look back. All designed around you. How else did you think this man became so perfect for you? He watched you, he studied you, he looked for your signs, your likes and dislikes and your wants and needs. He watched you, he listened to you very carefully, he read you. He did this very carefully so that when you listened to him you would be amazed at how much of a match the two of you actually are. 

Amazing? Not at all. It’s what a psychopathic personality does. They don’t have any compassion for the other person. They don’t know what empathy is about. They don’t care about love. They could care less about giving back to humanity. They don’t want to actually help you. This has been a plan all along, carefully synchronized, to reel you in. The psychopath as the predator, and you as the victim.

Now understand, many men do this anyway. Many women do this. Many people will do this in the beginning of a relationship. When their pheromones kick  in and they truly like someone, they want to get to know then. They want to understand them. They need to learn about them so they can see just what their future might hold. So what’s the difference? And how can you spot the difference? Where are the red flags between these two situations?

The intensity, simply put. The intensity, coupled with the lies. The intensity, coupled with the lies, tripled with the coincidences. Put these three together and you get a fireworks display that will leave you panting and wanting for more, never knowing what hit you. While at the same happy time, you’re going to be walking on eggshells, astonished at your own feelings.

One is a good, warm, nice, secure feeling, while  the second is a bad, my gut doesn’t like this, I should walk away, something is wrong feeling. The first one that I speak of, the good, warm, nice, secure feeling puts smiles on your face, just as the second type does. There are fine lines between the two, and you should learn to discern the two . It does become incredibly easy once you identify the patterns of the psychopathic player out on the market looking for his next victim.

I’ll deviate here to say that psychopaths can become violent. That is why they are known to be dangerous. They just don’t play and if they don’t get their way with women, go about their way to find another woman. Some do, finding a release in abusing animals or abusing women in other ways. There are other outlets for their violent behaviours. Psychopaths can release through alcohol or drugs. And they can do these things without anyone else realizing they have these behaviors. Again, the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde syndrome type  of personality they don’t want anyone to see.

Hare Psychopathy Checklist

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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In contemporary research and clinical practice, Robert D. Hare’s Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R) is the psycho-diagnostic tool most commonly used to assess psychopathy.[1] Because an individual’s score may have important consequences for his or her future, and because the potential for harm if the test is used or administered incorrectly is considerable, Hare argues that the test should only be considered valid if administered by a suitably qualified and experienced clinician under controlled and licensed conditions.[2][3] Hare receives a royalty on licensed use of the test.[4]

The two factors

Factor 1: Personality “Aggressive narcissism”

Factor 2: Case history “Socially deviant lifestyle”.

  • Need for stimulation/proneness to boredom
  • Parasitic lifestyle
  • Poor behavioral control
  • Lack of realistic long-term goals
  • Impulsivity
  • Irresponsibility
  • Juvenile delinquency
  • Early behavior problems
  • Revocation of conditional release

Traits not correlated with either factor

  • Promiscuous sexual behavior
  • Many short-term marital relationships
  • Criminal versatility
  • Acquired behavioural sociopathy/sociological conditioning (Item 21: a newly identified trait i.e. a person relying on sociological strategies and tricks to deceive)

These are dangerous people. They are not safe to be around. Make no mistake about it. They ave very dangerous people. At some point, you will be the recipient of their violence. How many times in any relationship with a man who you are now questioning or reflecting, have they left marks on you? Have they “jokingly” smacked your arm hello or “happily” smacked your bottom, and you found bruising? If you remarked to them about the bruising, what did they comment? That they didn’t realize they hit you that hard? Did they even apologize? Or if they did, was there a glint in their eye?

How did they perform in bed? Were they able to perform in bed with you? If they were, were they concerned about you or themselves? Whose satisfaction was important? Remember, the psychopath’s agenda is purely their own, never yours.

If you are meeting a man on the side, because he is still with another woman that he says he doesn’t love, and he isn’t happy with her, then why is he still with her? If he says he has found his soul mate with you, if he talks of a life with you, then why does he even stay with her? More importantly, why did he even start looking for someone while still with another woman? A psychopath plays a variety of women all at the same time. You are not the only woman in his life. You will become the recipient of his promiscuity if you have not already.

A psychopath is irresponsible and impulsive. At any point, he can, may or will convince you to take part in borderline criminal activities that you find repulsive or against your social mores. It is important to realize that these men are very cunning and manipulative. They have a charming way about them. Once they have set their traps and you fall into them, it’s easy for you to agree with them on their ideas.

Above all the above, they very often fail to take responsibility for their actions. This leaves you holding the bag. Which turns out not to be a pretty picture in very many cases. Because of their pathological lying, they continue to build a path of destruction around those people who love them. Yes, those women that love them. Sounds strange, doesn’t it? That someone can fall in love with such an evil person? But women do. People do. They have no idea that such a personality exists.

Next in Red Flags, the lying. Why would he lie to you? And why would he lie in the beginning?



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