Monday, 30 March 2015

Cerebral Narcissism & The Covert Narcissist

Narcissistic Personality Disorder (Malignant Self-Love)

Overt Cerebral Narcissism
A Cerebral Narcissist is a person who is inflicted with NPD (Narcissistic Personality Disorder), who has a tendency to use their intelligence in order to put themselves up on a pedestal and to attain attention, whilst simultaneously trying to use their knowledge to make others seem inferior.

Cerebral narcissists always have a story to tell, no matter what the subject or topic is, and will often interrupt the conversation to shift the focus of attention on to themselves. They may do so whilst subtly belittling or degrading certain victims in seemingly innocent conversation, in order to make themselves seem more intelligent, and they will usually tell their story only how it relates to them.

Cerebral narcissists are quick to offer advice, believing that their words of advice are far more superior to anyone else's and that their advice should always be adhered to. Anyone who does not take their advice is seen as a fool in the eyes of the cerebral narcissist.

The cerebral narcissist believes that they always know best and they can never admit when they are wrong (even when proven wrong), no matter how distorted or skewed their information, advice or worldview is. Cerebral narcissists often put down and insult the people around them, to boost their own egotism and make themselves feel superior, regardless of their own flaws.

Covert Cerebral Narcissism
Despite the belief that narcissists are either cerebral or somatic, this isn't always the case. Covert narcissists tend to be a bit of both although they don't openly exhibit these behaviours. Because they are covert, or stealthy, they tend to keep their intelligence to themselves - they don't want their victim(s) knowing how clever they really are.

That way, if a victim does attempt to undermine their ability, intelligence or level of awareness (by secretly planning to escape, for example), the victim won't realize that the covert narcissist has already considered the situation and put security measures in place to prevent it from happening and are already watching them closely just in case.

In other words, the covert narcissist utilizes their cerebral narcissism sneakily, craftily, slyly and stealthily in order to keep their victim(s) tied to a leash, without actually ever openly displaying their true level of intelligence. Covert narcissists will take pride in successfully being able to do so and due to their secret "super-human" capacity for manipulation, will always manage to stay twenty-two steps ahead.

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Sunday, 29 March 2015

Recognizing Psychological & Mental Abuse

Mental, or psychological, abuse happens when someone is trying to convince their victim that they have mental health issues, that they are insane, or that they are delusional or paranoid or suffer with some other kind of mental deficiency, when in reality they are of sound mind.

This type of abuse is often used when the abuser has something to hide, such as a secret affair or the guilt of a crime they may have committed. However, it doesn't necessarily always mean they are guilty of this. This can be done directly to the victims face or indirectly via covert means such as gaslighting.

Gaslighting is when the abuser utilizes means such as moving items around the home and/or switching equipment and devices on or off in an effort to convince their victim that they are losing the plot.

Repeated exposure to these types of abuse can lead the victim into questioning their own sanity which can be a very dangerous path to take.

Indeed some mental abusers go the full length and manage to convince their victims to go to the doctor and have potentially dangerous medication prescribed for their mythical symptoms, medication that the victims don't really need.

Once this has been established the abuser can then use the solid evidence of an official diagnosis and prescribed medication to prove that they were telling the truth about their victim all along, when in actuality they are the one who has mental health issues and possibly needs medication or professional help.

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