I’ve been posting more and more on my Facebook Page for GWNI and wanted to share this morning’s post:
Last night I was trying to come up with a riddle about dealing with personality disorders – like,
If you cross a martyr by asserting your needs, you get a crying lump of self-pity…
If you cross a narcissist, you get retaliation and personal criticism that’s so sharp you regret ever having a need at all.
All inspired by Tina Fuller, who did a Blog Talk Radio show about having a narcissistic parent recently. I listened to in its entirety on my phone. The show does a good job of outlining what having a narcissistic parent feels like and how to recognize it. The solution to dealing with one? Not so easy because it’s not a condition that can change (only the people in a narcissists orbit can change…or move away.)
I’ve got one more:
What do you get when you cross an alcoholic and your needs?
A convincing argument about why you feel exactly the opposite.
Be kind to yourself.