Control Over Victims in Narcissistic Abuse –
Breaking Free from the Narcissist’s power over us is about slicing through the barbed wires in which the Abuser manipulates to control our reactions.
and evil sneer;
Slice the strings,
which keep you
in this lunatic’s
Take hold of the shears,
that much needed
and this monster’s
you will surely
Being abused by a Narcissist/Sociopath is not just about existing as a puppet-on-strings in the physical sense, but it is even more so about their control over their victims psychologically, emotionally, and even spiritually.
Narcissists and Sociopaths distort reality, and use brainwashing techniques that are subtle, and cannot easily be detected.
Even the most intelligent people can get sucked in by these Puppeteers. We will never break free from these Dark Personalities by appealing to their sense of compassion or honor, as they have none.
Breaking free from a Narcissist/Sociopath’s control involves loving oneself enough to stick by healthy boundaries that we will not allow to be crossed no matter how convincing the person trying to push those boundaries might appear.
It also means caring about ourselves enough to take heed of the Red Flags that are usually shown to us throughout the relationship with a Narcissist/Sociopath, though they might easily slip by us if we are not safely guarded, or if we are too trusting.
Since we are trustworthy individuals, it’s unnatural to feel distrustful toward others, or to entertain thoughts that anyone would want to harm us. But, we do live in a fallen world, and though we should love others, it does not mean that we should automatically commit ourselves to them!
And, even if no one else believes us, due to the Narcissist/Sociopath’s cunning (and charming) words, we can still believe in ourselves, even if we stand alone.
* Men are in no way exempt from Narcissist, Borderline and/or Histrionic Personalities targeting them, as well, in relationships, friendships, and/or the workplace.