Monday, February 17, 2014
How to Release a Narcissist
You probably remember the moment you realized someone in your life is making you sick. This person might have created so much stress that you have physical symptoms. Or, you might feel ill on a spiritual level. It could be a combination of both. In any event, you need to extricate yourself from the drama.
Some people are like poison, because they create so much negative energy. That's why therapists and others refer to them as "toxic people. You feel terrible after an encounter, even if you don't fully understand why. You feel confused, frustrated and even angry.
People like this are so harmful and they deserve no place in our life. They don't harbor good will, even if they maintain a facade of being your friend.
Of course, none of us are perfect. We must bear with people and overlook their faults. We have our own faults, so we hope our friends can do the same. But, right now, I'm not talking about normal human interactions.
Instead, I'm referring to toxic people with deep-seated personality disorders, such as malignant narcissism. They abuse others, either directly or in a more covert manner. They don't make good companions, because they are plotting our destruction. These are the types I'm referring to.
Sometimes, it's hard to shake them. Destructive people are often charming, persuasive and fun to be around. If they sense we're moving away, they often pull all stops to win us back. So severing such a relationship isn't always simple.
Barone empowers the reader to make this positive change, as freeing yourself from a toxic personality is always a win-win situation. In simple terms she tells us why toxic people make us feel bad. Letting go of them makes us feel infinitely better.
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