Many of us have seen the Narcissist’s prayer. It is the pattern of projection, lies, and deflection used by character disturbed and toxic people. I thought I would write something to counter it.
They sentenced me to twenty years of boredom
For trying to change the system from within
I’m coming now, I’m coming to reward them
When I first started learning about narcissists, sociopaths, and psychopaths, I thought they were varying degrees of the same thing. Perhaps, psychopaths were a bit separate.
And I stood arrow straight
Unencumbered by the weight
Of all these hustlers and their schemes
Cerebral narcs are the ones that like to think they are ultra smart. Well, a while back, a friend of mine asked about a new support group they found with the word Daffodil in the name.
Both the walrus and the carpenter were assuredly psychopaths. They charmed and persuaded. Then they killed for personal gain.
There is a Reddit post that breaks out each MBTI Type reported by abuse survivors by Myers-Briggs type.
For those who like to listen to Sam Vaknin, watching the documentary on him, I, Psychopath, is useful. It is 84 minutes in total.
The Way We Were is the title track to the movie by the same name. I have not had the courage yet to re-watch the movie. From memory, it a character study of attempted love with a highly narcissistic man.
Gaslighting is a covert manipulative behavior. The goal is to make you feel crazy and cover up what is really going on. Some toxic people will do it in a major way. Others will do many minor things day after day.