Intolerable cruelty consists of the many wicked schemes contained in the Narcissist’s bag of evil tricks that are callously employed upon their victims, without mercy. One such dastardly ruse is commonly called: Gaslighting.
Gaslighting is a brutal form of Narcissistic and Sociopathic abuse because it can eventually make even the strongest and most level-headed people begin to question their sanity, and even their own identity (for me, the ‘sanity part’ was not an issue; I already knew where I stood on that account (another day, for another post, dear friends)); but, it did, indeed, make me start to question my identity (so, when I would venture out on my morning walks, I wasn’t sure if sporting a harness and leash, or my Reebok Walking Shoes was preferable).
The effect of Gaslighting had me second-guessing everything that I said, thought, did, and even wrote! And, even wrote! And, even wrote?
I quit believing in myself, and
all the people… I mean, the person I knew was, and had always been.
My self-esteem took a steep nose-dive (giving me a nosebleed on the way down), and perished, as I took on the role forced upon me by the reptilian-natured Narcissist, by means of his repetitive Gaslighting tactics.
Intolerable Cruelty, Narcissism
Frankly, I chose not to burst the Narcissist’s high-flying, rainbow bubble, and thus, I made sure I appeared horrified and utterly dumbfounded when the deluded, Dr. Frankenstein, insisted on diagnosing me, day after day, via his ritualistic, non sulfate-free, brainwashing techniques, with such conditions as, Psychosis, Craziness, Delusional, in need of shock therapy, ETC., (even though I had sort of suspected, my entire life, that I was a bit of all these things, anyway).
However, what I did find so intolerable (leaving me crawling in the gloomiest confusion of grimy, putrid despair), was when he injected the unfathomable, heartless, triple-decker, Gaslighting Whammy of all time!
He curled up his lips in the classic, sinister, Narcissistic smirk, and said (with that inexcusable gleam in his eye), “You are also UNSTABLE.”
I mean… WTF???!!!