When the Narcissist Makes You Feel Like A Narcissist – Narcissists are notorious for bringing out the worst in us. Why is that? Today, we’re going to discuss what happens when you develop toxic self-protective behavior in reaction to narcissistic behavior and gaslighting.
You might push people away from you to avoid unnecessary drama with the narcissist, or you might feel really jealous of other people due to the narcissist’s behavior. You might feel competitive with other women or men, and you might even seem to lack empathy. But it’s not because you’re a narcissist – it’s because you’re in a toxic relationship with a narcissist or someone with NPD (Narcissistic Personality Disorder). You’ve dealt with constant invalidation and rejection.
What does all this mean? Watch this video for the answers.
Angela Atkinson is a certified trauma counselor and the author of more than 20 books on narcissism, narcissistic abuse recovery, and related topics. A recognized expert on narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder who has studied and written extensively on narcissistic personality disorder and narcissistic abuse in toxic relationships since 2006, she has a popular narcissistic abuse recovery YouTube channel. Atkinson was inspired to begin her work as a result of having survived toxic relationships of her own.
Atkinson offers trauma-informed narcissistic abuse recovery coaching and has certifications in trauma counseling, life coaching, level 2 therapeutic model, CBT coaching, integrative wellness coaching, and NLP. She is a certified trauma support coach and certified family trauma professional. She also has a professional PTSD counseling certification. Her mission is to help those who have experienced the emotional and mental devastation that comes with narcissistic abuse in these incredibly toxic relationships to (re)discover their true selves, stop the gaslighting and manipulation, and move forward into their genuine desires – into a life that is exactly what they choose for themselves.
Along with her solution-focused life coaching experience, Atkinson’s previous career in journalism and research helps her to offer both accurate and understandable information for survivors of abuse in a simple-to-understand way that helps to increase awareness in the narcissistic abuse recovery community. Atkinson founded QueenBeeing.com Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support, the SPANily Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support Groups and the Life Makeover Academy.
She offers individual and group coaching for victims and survivors of narcissistic abuse at NarcissisticAbuseRecovery.Online.