World Narcissistic Abuse Awareness Day-Why we should all care (51)

If your eyebrows are raised at the prospect of a day dedicated to narcissistic awareness, I am sure you are not alone. If you are thinking I don’t have time for this nonsense. I have some sympathy. In fact until I woke up to a few things, I would  have been among the first to scoff.   This is not surprising as it would seem most narcissistic abusers have perfected the art of presenting the world with one face, whilst showing a completely different one to the targets of their abuse. To the world they are often ultra obliging, the person who can always be counted upon to step up when there is a need. Their target sees a completely different side-subtle and not so-subtle digs , put downs and overt abuse can leave them totally shell-shocked. The victim feels doubly abused, not only are they enduring the cruelty of the narcissistic person, they are constantly listening to comments from others about the kindnesss, helpfulness etc of their abuser.

If a person appears to be an island of sanity in a sea of damaged people, things may not be all they appear. Of course there are some wonderful people who genuinely do seem to be surrounded by chaos not of their own making but occasionally it might be worth asking yourself what (or who)s the common factor in the lives of all these struggling people in a problematic situation?

Here Clive Boddy illustrates this concept in a corporate context.

That is perhaps the concept at the core of Narcissistic Abuse Awareness Day, encouraging people to take a second look at the people and situations in their lives and questioning some of their assumptions.

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World Narcissistic Abuse Awareness Day-June 1st

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Thursday June 1st is World Narcissistic Abuse Awareness Day.  This sounds like just another one of those obscure days that people invent as an excuse for a card.

However whether we realise it or not, it is a day which should concern all of us.

I sincerely doubt that there is one person who has never been affected by toxic abuse in their lives. It can happen at home, at work or even during leisure activities.

If you  encounter an issue which you want to clear up with somebody and come away scratching your head, having somehow found yourself apologizing when you had initially believed it was you who had been wronged, there is a strong possibility you have just encountered a toxic person.

Here is what Dr Phil has to say on the subject:

Narcissists exist on a spectrum. Some are relatively harmless and pass through your life without appearing to have had a negative impact, whilst others can turn your whole world upside down, leaving you sick, broke maybe homeless and in some cases suicidal.  All the while they go about their lives unperturbed as if nothing has happened.

In my next few posts, in honour of World Narcissistic Abuse Awareness Day, I intend to look at narcissistic abuse and its consequences,

Lisa A, Romano is involved in the events for Narcissistic Abuse Awareness Day.

Here she offers both information and support for victims of narcissistic abuse:-

For useful insight I recommend the Divorcing a Narcissist Blog. It is both entertaining and informative.

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