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Love-bombing

Love bombing is constant gifts, praises, and attention. The love bomber then manipulates you by withholding affection and attention. It’s great to be loved! Feeling loved and valued by others may instantly enhance confidence. But something is off. It’s hard to describe, but it’s there. Narcissistic supply may… Read More »Love-bombing

False Self 

The False Self, once constituted and operating, stifles and paralyzes the True Self. The True Self is now almost non-existent and plays no active or passive part in the narcissist’s conscious existence. Even psychotherapy can’t “revive” it. This replacement is not only alienation. Frustration and self-hatred deepen when… Read More »False Self 

Idealization

Someone who has been in a love relationship may recall those early sentiments of excitement and satisfaction when they meet someone new. For instance, did you experience a sensation of delight when you began dating your partner? This occurs fairly regularly. In fact, it’s generally referred to as… Read More »Idealization

Devaluation

Devaluation is the antithesis of idealization in psychiatry and psychology. In this context, it is to describe someone or something as faulty, worthless, or having exaggerated negative traits. Idealization may swiftly devalue since there is no intermediate ground for NPD. They may swiftly depreciate those they once adored when questioned, intimidated, or disappointed. Rather… Read More »Devaluation

Flying Monkeys

The word comes from The Wizard of Oz, when the Wicked Witch sends flying monkeys after Dorothy and her dog. The monkeys follow her orders, teasing and torturing Dorothy as she attempts in vain to return home. Narcissists and their flying monkeys. The narcissist’s attachment with their flying… Read More »Flying Monkeys

Triangulation

Triangulation occurs when a toxic or manipulative individual, generally a narcissist, pulls in a third person to maintain control. Only the manipulator will be able to communicate with the two triangulated persons. It takes many shapes, but they always aim to divide and conquer, or pit people against… Read More »Triangulation

Hoovering

Hoovering is a kind of emotional abuse. A “narcissistic individual” hoovers when they believe the victim or person they abuse or manipulate is leaving. This is an effort to deceive a previous victim of abuse into another cycle of abuse so the abusive person may retake power and control… Read More »Hoovering

Projection

In order to protect themselves, abusers, especially those suffering from narcissistic or borderline personality disorder, as well as drug addicts, often resort to the tactic of projection. “It’s not me, it’s you!!” is the essence of what they’re saying. Projecting is a protective mechanism against drives or characteristics… Read More »Projection

Golden Child and Scapegoat

When it comes to the narcissistic mother’s eyes, there is no better kid than the Golden Child, who, as the name says, is the most magnificent and greatest of all. In the Golden Child, the narcissistic mother seems to be choosing someone who will serve as an extension… Read More »Golden Child and Scapegoat

Donald Trump is a narcissist

Is Donald Trump a narcissist?

It is not my place to diagnose individuals with mental health conditions, and I cannot say with certainty whether or not Donald Trump is a narcissist. Narcissism is a personality disorder that is characterized by an inflated sense of self-importance, a lack of empathy, and a need for… Read More »Is Donald Trump a narcissist?