Manage episode 268487709 series 1854879
Quoting from my book: Freeing Yourself From the Narcissist in Your Life that sets the stage for the high level narcissist:
"Like water cascading down a falls, compliments and tributes must flow to the narcissist at all times...Narcissists recount endless stories of his triumphs and expects others to tell him "how wonderful he is."
There are "members of the golden circle who are expected to provide their services at any given moment and in perpetuity."
"Followers of the narcissist, especially those closest to him/her, spouses, ex-spouses, mistresses, children, partners---squander their potential. They have turned themselves over to a callous exploitive parental figure who makes all the decisions."
Members of this golden circle become exhausted by the outrageous demands of the high level narcissist, his constant rages, humiliations. "Living only to please and appease an imperious narcissist, combined with mounting erosions of their personal and professional opportunities wear very thin."
If you have been a member of the high level narcissist's golden circle you remember the dreadful experience of what happened behind closed doors with one of these highly demanding, controlling and cruel individuals.
There comes a time when you recognized that you must choose to separate and leave the tarnished golden circle of the high level narcissist and become free to be your true self, to rediscover your unique creative gifts and develop healthy psychological and daily practices that enhance deep inner peace.
Give yourself tremendous credit for choosing your individuality and fine character.