Red Flags, Narcissistic Abuse –
Pinterest is an enjoyable network for me because there are all kinds of cool Pins on there, including easy recipes. Pinterest is not a “personal message” type of site, like on Fakebook… errr, Facebook.
Yesterday I got a private message from a gentleman telling me he liked my Pins, and he has been getting “hints of my personality” via the material I am adding to my boards.
I replied, “thank you”, but wanted to assure him that he knew nothing of my personality, or even my character from my memes.
He replied, “Well, I’ve just been gazing at your pins. I’d like to know more about you. Please tell me more. Where are you from? What’s your real name?”
In reply, I blocked him.
Red Flags, Narcissistic Abuse:
1). One does not gaze at Pins on Pinterest; they are reading material. It’s not like they are centerfolds. Most of all my Pins are Memes and Quotes;
2). Why would I tell a complete online stranger my real name?
3). He asked me to tell him more about myself yet offers no information about himself. Again, why would I tell a unknown person about myself especially when he doesn’t have the decency, as the initiator contacting me, to first tell me what he’s about?
4). Upon my asking him how long he’d been on Pinterest, his reply was to tell me he’d been on this platform for two years. If this is true, why does he only have five Pins (which suggested he was not active on Pinterest) and out-of-the-blue, gaze at my Pins, and desire to know more about me”?
My intuition kicked in and said, “Bullsh*t”.
Red Flags, Narcissistic Abuse
I hope this short-lived experience helps others raise their awareness of subtle Red Flags.
1 Corinthians 3:19-20
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, “He has taken the wise in their craftiness.” And again, “The Lord knows the reasoning of the wise, that it is worthless.”