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.
Get Support in Healing from Narcissistic Abuse
Does this feel familiar to you? If so, you might be dealing with narcissistic abuse in a toxic relationship. But here’s the good news: You can start your narcissistic abuse recovery healing here for free. Here are some of your options for support.
- The QueenBeeing SPANily, Official – We consider this to be the best narcissistic abuse recovery support group on the web. Offers several subgroups and features a vigilant, compassionate admin team full of trained coaches and survivors, supporting more than 12k members. SPAN is an acronym created by Angie Atkinson that stands for Support for People Affected by Narcissistic abuse in toxic relationships.
- Other Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support Groups – We also have separate groups for each stage in your narcissistic abuse recovery, as well as some for those who have moved past recovery and are evolving into the next stage of their own life. Survivors have unique and individual needs, even when they’ve moved on – so we’re still here for you.
- One-on-One Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Coaching – If you prefer to get more personalized support in your recovery, you might like to schedule a session with one of our coaches to plan and execute your own narcissistic abuse recovery plan.
- Find a Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Therapist – If you’re looking for a therapist for narcissistic abuse recovery, either because you cannot afford coaching and want to use your health insurance or because you have additional issues you need to address that do not fall within the realm of coaching, you will want to find the right therapist for you – and as far as we’re concerned, that therapist must understand what you’ve been through. This page offers assistance to help you do exactly that.
- Where Are You in Recovery? You might not be sure exactly where you fit in and what level of recovery you’ve achieved. If that’s the case, you’ll want to check out this self-assessment to help you determine exactly where you fall in the stages of recovery from narcissistic abuse. Once you finish and submit the assessment, you will be given resources for your own situation, along with recommendations of which groups to join.
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