The Narcissist Adult/Parent Cycling Ptsd
27 September 2013 at 22:44
They don’t come with name tags and their victims at any age are rarely believed or get help.
See below also – The sociopath – Narcissist to an extreme – cause of many ptsd injuries.
The cog in the wheel is narcissistic parent influence on their unsuspecting innocent children. This derails the parent bond healthy symbiotic relationship. Nurturing does not exist in a healthy way. This represses the child’s ability to cope. This endangers the safety of the feelings of the child and is the genesis for dissociation, anxiety, and repressed anger that later manifests as depression and self-harm.
If the narcissist parent has full control the child will begin to feel unworthy of love and will feel ugly, useless and guilt and fear will dominate the developing mind. After a time the abuse can manifest as splitting of two separate personalities and or the freeze response kicks in and the child understands that if he or she remains silent and quiet then less abuse will be given and therefore more protection will be felt. All in all the innocent child is the victim of unspeakable neglect and psychological rape of the mind and sometimes body.
It is the worst of atrocities.
The child has no defense of his or her’s personal autonomy and soon becomes a limb or extension to the abuser, sometimes attached for a lifetime and feels that he or she cannot survive without the abuser and in fact begins to adore or give constant accolades to appease the abuser and eventually the child to adult transformation manifests and targets other narcissists to continue the abuse because the abused feels that is all he or she is good for.
It is horrible and wrong in every way shape and form.
This is even more horrible when heavy indoctrination is at play and is instilled by the narcissists.
A narcissist that believes he is god or is getting messages from god is the worst of the worst because now in the mind of the abused there is no way of escape ever. After all if god is using their abuser and speaking through them then who are they to question that authority?
What a nightmare.
Our children are meant to be loved and protected, not beaten down with severe psychological manipulation. – Andy Talbot
With proper support and genuine love the children/victims can absolutely overcome, become wounded healers and see their worth, live healthy productive lives. But not if they do not escape or the narcissist continues to be enabled.
Together we can turn this traumatized world around.
The Sociopath – Narcissist to an extreme – 11 signs of a sociopath.
These are not to be confused with trauma response. In fact the Narcissist/Sociopaths will use their victims emotional responses as just another way to manipulate others opinions and redirect their own behaviour.
The Narcissist/Sociopath is fully aware and they enjoys the challenge.
1- They have an oversized ego.
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) notes that sociopaths have an inflated sense of self. They are narcissists to the extreme, with a huge sense of entitlement, Dr. Seth Meyers, a clinical psychologist with the L.A. County Department of Mental Health, wrote for Psychology Today. They tend to blame others for their own failures.
2- They lie and exhibit manipulative behaviour.
Sociopaths use deceit and manipulation on a regular basis. Why? “Lying for the sake of lying. Lying just to see whether you can trick people. And sometimes telling larger lies to get larger effects,” Dr. Stout told Interview Magazine.
3- They exhibit lack of empathy
“They don’t really have the meaningful emotional inner worlds that most people have and perhaps because of that they can’t really imagine or feel the emotional worlds of other people,” M. E. Thomas, a diagnosed sociopath and author of Confessions Of A Sociopath, told NPR. “It’s very foreign to them.”
4- They show lack of remorse or shame.
The DSM-V entry on antisocial personality disorder indicates that sociopaths lack remorse, guilt or shame.
5- They stay eerily calm in scary or dangerous situations.
A sociopath might not be anxious following a car accident, for instance, M.E. Thomas said. And experiments have shown that while normal people show fear when they see disturbing images or are threatened with electric shocks, sociopaths tend not to.
6- They behave irresponsibly or with extreme impulsivity.
Sociopaths bounce from goal to goal, and act on the spur of the moment, according to the DSM. They can be irresponsible when it comes to their finances and their obligations to other people.
7- They have few friends.
Sociopaths tend not to have friends–not real ones, anyway. “Sociopaths don’t want friends, unless they need them. Or all of their friends are superficially connected with them, friends by association,” psychotherapist Ross Rosenberg, author of the Human Magnet Syndrome, told The Huffington Post.
8- They are very charming, but only superficially.
Sociopaths can be very charismatic and friendly — because they know it will help them get what they want. “They are expert con artists and always have a secret agenda,” Rosenberg said. “People are so amazed when they find that someone is a sociopath because they’re so amazingly effective at blending in. They’re masters of disguise. Their main tool to keep them from being discovered is a creation of an outer personality.”
As M.E. Thomas described in a post for Psychology Today: “You would like me if you met me. I have the kind of smile that is common among television show characters and rare in real life, perfect in its sparkly teeth dimensions and ability to express pleasant invitation.”
9- They live by the ” Pleasure Principle”
“If it feels good and they are able to avoid consequences, they will do it! They live their life in the fast lane — to the extreme — seeking stimulation, excitement and pleasure from wherever they can get it,” Rosenberg wrote in Human Magnet Syndrome.
10- They show disregard for social norms.
They break rules and laws because they don’t believe society’s rules apply to them, psychiatrist Dr. Dale Archer wrote in a blog on Psychology Today.
11- They have intense eyes and have no problem with maintaining uninterrupted eye contact.
Sociopaths have no problem with maintaining uninterrupted eye contact. “Our failure to look away politely is also perceived as being aggressive or seductive,” M.E. Thomas wrote for Psychology Today.
Statistics show men are 10x more likely to be sociopaths than women. All sociopaths share three common characteristics. They are all very egocentric individuals with no empathy for others, and they are incapable of feeling remorse or guilt.
Sociopaths lack empathy. They are literally unable to put themselves into someone else’s shoes and this is why they can do horrific things to people without feeling remorse about it.
Some are charming and may compliment you a lot, being manipulative.
They see people as objects to be used for sex, money or anything they fancy. They have a “grandiose” sense of self, aka thinking the world revolves around them. many normal people have told me that they seem somewhat scary, that they are not sure what the sociopath will do next or to them. In a sense, they dont think people are “real” with real emotions and feelings and they do not understand why “normal” people display emotions, such as crying. They see crying as a weakness. To normal people they may seem like the biggest “a**holes or b*tches” they’ve ever met.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF A SOCIOPATH?
Interplay Between Genetics and the Environment
Dr. Martha Stout, in her book, “The Sociopath Next Door,” explains that a genetic presdisposition for socipathy may already present at birth for some people. Determinations regarding how this increased risk for ASPD become expressed come from an individual’s life experiences.
Studies, such as the Texas Adoption Project, involving heritability factors—how much an observable trait can be explained by genetics—consistently determines, according to Stout, “that indeed a person’s tendency to possess certain sociopathic characteristics is partially born in the blood.” In other words, a person develops sociopathy because she was born that way.
The brains of nonsociopaths will react faster to emotionally charged words, such as “love,” “happy” or “hate,” than neutral words, such as “television,” “grass” or “sky.” An individual with ASPD will not show this difference in reaction time; his brain responds the same to “love” as to the word “chair.” Further, the brains of normal individuals demonstrate the ability to solve a problem regarding emotional words almost instantly. Meanwhile, the brain of a sociopath in response to this task shows increased blood flow to the temporal lobe, part of the brain used for analytical thinking, operating like it’s an algebra problem.
Stout writes that “biology is half the story” in the cause of sociopathy—environmental factors account for the other half of the explanation. These specific factors remain unclear. While child abuse seems an obvious determinant, some evidence suggests that sociopaths are less influenced by childhood experiences than normal individuals.
An infant’s inability to form an appropriate bond with a caregiver, either through parental neglect or abandonment, may lead to the development of an attachment disorder. As a result, these individuals do not develop the ability to form emotional connections to others. Stout cites this factor as another probable cause for ASPD.
By- The Ptsd Support And Global Awareness Campaign