Friday, 17 June 2016

Jekyll & Hyde, The Demon Inside

Trying to get through to a narcissist can not only prove to be a frustrating and futile effort but the experience is emotionally and mentally draining and can also be risky business.

Push just that little bit too much and you may just end up waking up and unleashing the narcissist's inner demon and you certainly wouldn't want that... or would you?

Many people who have been dragged through the metaphorical fires of Hell and who are still scorched and in flames often come to the conclusion that they need to rise above, take a stand and beat the narcissist at their own game by giving them a taste of their own medicine.

Whilst this isn't completely impossible, it's a bad idea right from the start. Most people who have direct experience with a narcissist don't realize how dangerous a position they could be putting themselves in by attempting to do so. A common description of a narcissist is someone who has a split personality but Narcissistic Personality Disorder is not Multiple Personality Disorder (now known as Dissociative Identity Disorder). The narcissist is two people in one - Jekyll and Hyde.

If you do manage to successfully bypass a narcissist's psychological and emotional defense mechanisms and then hit them where it hurts by confronting them with their narcissistic attributes, Jekyll is inevitably going to turn into Hyde and the inner demon will come bursting out of the shell in an incredible fit of extreme narcissistic rage. The truly evil side of the narcissist will be unveiled.

You will then be blasted with shockingly honest and unfathomable levels of hatred way below the belt. They will openly show you that you are nothing but an object to be exploited in a manner comparable to certain scenes from The Exorcist movie.

Unleashing the inner core of a narcissist can be a horrific experience and if you think you've figured them out, you would be better off keeping quiet about it.

If you are dealing with a narcissist who has psychopathic tendencies (a narcissistic psychopath, or narcopath) then by continually and consistently confronting them and threatening their false self, you could very well be putting your own life in danger. A narcissistic psychopath may go as far as committing murder if it means protecting their false self.

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