When you have a narcissist in your life, you constantly feel like nothing you do is good enough, or right. You think you are doing what they ask of you, but quickly learn that you are again wrong, and to blame for the negative outcome. Everything truly is your fault in the eyes of the narcissist. The narcissist can be a partner, parent, friend, co-worker, or boss. The narcissist can be anyone in your life and the effect is even greater when there is the potential for an uneven power dynamic.
As I have discussed in multiple blogs, narcissists thrive on control and manipulation. This is how they keep the upper hand and maintain control. While it may feel as if their controlling tactics are about you, it is really about them. The narcissist has deep-rooted shame they don’t know how to effectively handle when they feel this powerful emotion.
The narcissist has an unstable sense of self and must protect from the truth that they are not grandiose and superior as they want other people to believe. To experience shame would bring about narcissistic injury and then narcissistic rage. The narcissist must protect against this at all costs. So, their control and manipulation are really about them and used as a way to protect them from narcissistic injury.
But I want to say this loud and clear, I don’t care what you do, you will never be good enough for a narcissist. However, this isn’t your fault at all, and in this article, I want to talk about why it’s not your fault.
Let’s discuss Why You Are Never Enough For A Narcissist!
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