Grace for my Heart

It’s Narcissist Friday!

I haven’t written about the image worship of the narcissist for a while.  I know, it’s hard enough to learn how to dodge their bullets without trying to understand their motivations.  But sometimes understanding them is helpful in dealing with them.

When the narcissist was a
child, he learned that he was not good enough as he was. He was in the way, too noisy, too much
bother, or needed hovering parents to make sure he didn’t
fail. He learned he was inadequate and
unacceptable. So, he developed a false
self, an image of himself. He would be
better, stronger, smarter, and more desirable than others. He would claim that the false self was him,
even though he was not better and never felt like he was better.

Let me set it up this
way. Little Billy went through all this
rejection as a child. Because he…

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