Lauren Bennett

'Hear No Evil Speak No Evil' by Shadow Mario on Deviantart For a long time I thought I suffered from The Trifecta of Victimhood (largely brought on by my lifetime of living as prey in a jungle of predatory narcissism): Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Avoidant Personality Disorder (AvPD) and Aspergers Syndrome. Try living with that combination. Never a dull moment, but I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. It's still better than being a Narc. [my thoughts on that last remark after my dive down the rabbit hole: HAHAHAHAHA! LMAO! Why the laughter? Because for awhile, from about August 2015 through December I was absolutely convinced I was really a Covert Narcissist. It's very confusing, but thank God I'm not one. My therapist doesn't?t think I do, but Complex PTSD, BPD, and Avoidant PD together can look an awful lot like Covert Narcissism. I also suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (fall/winter type) and was recently given a new diagnosis of C-PTSD (replacing the BPD).

Why You Should Never Jump Into A New Relationship After Narcissistic Abuse

You need time to be selfish and not have to answer to anyone because you’ve been giving, giving and giving some more with nothing to show for it in return.

The Narcissistic Lover’s Playbook

The telltale pattern that all narcissists seem to unknowingly follow to engage a victim and finally devalue and discard them

The 5 Child Roles In Dysfunctional Families

Dysfunctional families are more common than you think. But have you ever thought about the different roles of children in such dysfunctional families?

A Match Made In Hell: Narcissists and HSPs

For reasons no one seems to understand, Highly Sensitive People seem to be thrown together with Narcissists more than you would expect by chance alone.

Narcissists and Sex – The Biggest Manipulation and Controlling Tool

Narcissists don’t love sex. sex is merely a tool they can use to get what they want or to control or manipulate their victim.

12 Weird Things You Might See A Narcissist Do.

If you know someone who does only one or two of these things, it doesn’t necessarily mean they’re a narc, but if they do several of them regularly and also seem to fit the more well-known criteria for NPD, these things could be red flags to watch out for.

Why Highly Sensitive People Get Bullied In Life

The reason highly sensitive people get bullied so often isn’t because of their sensitivity.

How Family Scapegoats Become Lifelong Victims.

As a scapegoat, you are trained to live in fear. You become afraid to defend yourself, express your opinions, or demand fair treatment.

Letter From a Narcissist’s “True Self”

Here is a hypothetical letter written from the point of view of a narcissist’s True (lost) Self.

The 7 Things Narcissists Are Most Afraid Of

Are narcissists afraid of anything? You bet they are, and there are 7 things narcissists are most afraid of, more than anything.