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Sunday, October 21st, 2018

 

How Society Gaslights Survivors of Narcissists, Sociopaths, and Psychopaths

  “There is a class of individuals who have been around forever and who are found in every race, culture, society and walk of life. Everybody has met these people, been deceived and manipulated by them, and forced to live with or repair the damage they have wrought. These often charming—but always deadly—individuals have a clinical name: psychopaths. Their hallmark is a stunning lack of conscience; their game is self-gratification at the other person’s expense. Many spend time in prison, but many do not. All take far more than theyRead More


How Society Gaslights Survivors of Narcissists, Sociopaths, and Psychopaths

What they fail to understand is that rumination and over-analysis are effects of the trauma they experienced. Survivors of any form of abuse are always attempting to sift through the thoughts, feelings, and memories which have caused them this cognitive dissonance. That’s why they tend to tell their stories again and again – because they are attempting to provide a coherent narrative to the trauma they just experienced. This narrative allows them to overcome the cognitive dissonance and dissociation (including the disconnect among thoughts, memories, emotions) they experienced as aRead More