How Your Emotional Thinking Excuses The Narcissist’s Toxicity

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How Your Emotional Thinking Excuses The Narcissist’s Toxicity

The fact for so long you had no idea what you were dealing with resulted in you engaging in an anticipated behavior. This behavior is one that we regularly rely on in order to keep you in the dark. I have made mention of the various traits which we look for in those who make the most useful victims to us.

One of those traits concerns your ability to try to find the good in everyone and everything. This is a typical empathic trait and along with all of the others which you possess causes you to flare up on our radar when we are seeking an excellent primary source. Your desire to see good means that it obscures your ability to see the bad or perhaps more accurately, to accept the bad.

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How your emotional thinking makes excuses for what a narcissist does, so you remain invested in them

This is how your emotional thinking once again cons you and causes you to fail to see what is really happening, how you make excuses for the behavior. Your emotional thinking craves the interaction with us, it is selfish and wants to experience all of the ‘good’ which flows from us and to convince you to ignore the bad. Your emotional thinking does not want you to acknowledge what is really going on and exit the relationship.

Your emotional thinking wants to gag logic so it cannot be heard and cause you to overlook the bad in the hope of recovering the good once again.

Thus, your emotional thinking will make you issue excuse after excuse for what we do, so you remain invested in the relationship with us. Accordingly, your emotional thinking continues our control of you.

It is those who are empathic who suffer from this effect from their emotional thinking. They are convinced to consider their action as selfless, a reflection of how they wish to see the ‘good’ in people, how they make allowances and are tolerant – but when you are ensnared with our kind, all that is happening is that you are being prevented, by your own emotional thinking, from seeing what is truly happening and this is to your detriment.

Of course, at the time it is happening, you cannot see it happening because your insight is impaired by emotional thinking. Occasionally, logic might just make itself heard (only to be ignored) as you notice that certain behavior is not acceptable but your emotional thinking rises once again and swamps that logic before it can gain a foothold in your mind.

Emotional thinking whispers that excuse for you and it is easier to accept that than go along the rocky road of logic.

Thus, your emotional thinking keeps you blind to the truth and it is only later when you have been punched in the face by the gauntlet of brutal honesty that you finally pay heed to logic and with hindsight realize how you have been conned. It happens over and over again and is all because of your emotional thinking gaining control of your thoughts.

This is something we desire because it prevents you from truly recognizing what it is that is happening to you once your devaluation has begun. We of course love to operate from a position of plausible deniability, we court ambiguity since we enjoy and need to twist and turn in order to achieve what we want.

If you saw everything as stark and clear as I now describe our machinations to you, you would be more inclined to escape us and bring about that unwelcome cessation of our primary source of fuel. It would also make it harder to apply those hoovers when we wish to return you to the fold and have you engage in our cyclical endeavors once again.

We present you with the truth of what we are on a repeated basis but although we offer it up in front of you, we never let you see it clearly. We draw a veil across certain elements, apply a smoke screen, obscure some parts, and distort others. The reality is there before you.

It is evident and plain but because of the way in which we purposefully manipulate you, you are unable to see it. It is akin to us pointing out a ship on the horizon. It is obvious for us to see but when we hand you a telescope to gain a better look at this vessel, the lens has been smeared with something which distorts the view, or we place our finger over part of the lens blocking your view.

The consequence of this distortion is to prevent you from truly seeing what we are. This in turn means that you are unable to form a clear and coherent view of the person who has taken hold of you. This becomes infuriating for others who we have not been able to drag into our façade, but who recognize full well what we are.

These observers tell you what you are dealing with. They may be circumspect, to begin with, hoping not to offend your sensibilities but over time their increasing exasperation causes them to come out and say it straight. Yet, such candor rarely finds favor with you because you do not like to be told something about someone as wonderful as us (or at least someone who was wonderful).

You do not like to think that the golden period has gone. You do not like to be deprived of the idea that what you once had will never come back or even that it did not exist, to begin with.

Most of the reasons why you think like this is a consequence of our manipulative behavior, which further goes to underline that it is not your fault. Even your desire to see the good in people is not your fault either. That is who you are. We know that and we exploit it. It is our fault again but of course, in the midst of the battle that we engage in with you, we will never admit that anything is our fault. That will never do.

Thus, your view of us is obscured and because of this, you will always issue excuses to explain away our behavior, our words, and our actions. You make these excuses time and time again, to others and to yourselves.

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You believe these excuses because this is how you think and you have been led towards this train of thought by the schooling you have received at our manipulative hands and mouths.

You also utilize these excuses to continue to convince yourself that the unsavory elements of our behavior are just an aberration, on an occasional blip in respect of an otherwise magnificent personality.

Your charity is amazing and naturally most welcome for through this blinkered approach you divest us of responsibility for the things we do, something which aligns with one of our many stated aims. You prevent yourself from examining further the reality of what has now ensnared you and the repeated application of these excuses keeps you in situ.

We want you to utilize these excuses. We want to hear them. We want them said to us and to others.

Your excuses frustrate and alienate those who are against us, your excuses support our manufactured façade, and most of all they ensure you deny to yourself that which is directly before you.

Here are twenty-five of those such excuses created by emotional thinking

You will have said them and probably more than once. Understand that each time you utter one you have issued a further death knell for your prospects of escaping us.

1. He is just tired; it makes him snap.

2. He doesn’t mean it, not really.

3. You don’t have to pretend with me, I just want you to be yourself.

4. He has a lot on his mind at the moment.

5. Work is particularly stressful for him.

6. He sometimes has a bit too much to drink, but hey, who hasn’t been there?

7. I think perhaps I am too harsh on him at times, it is my fault really.

8. He is in a bad place but he will come through it.

9. He is a complex person; you don’t understand him as I do.

10. It is just the way he is; I have got used to it.

11. I know it seems bad but he does so much that is lovely; this is only a small part of what he is like.

12. Nobody knows him properly, that’s why you think bad of him.

13. He is a popular guy so he is always going to have women hitting on him.

14. He has a temper, I know, but that’s part of what he is and it’s not for us to change him.

15. I need to be more supportive and then he will be better.

16. He’s not well at the moment but I will help him get through it, you will see.

17. You’ve only heard one side of the story; he is not like that at all.

18. Yes, well, his family would say that about him to cover up what they did to him.

19. All he needs is to be loved and I am the one who is going to do that for him.

20. You don’t know what you are saying anymore, it is okay, I do understand.

21. It was a one-off, it won’t happen again.

22. I know it was wrong but this time he has promised that he won’t do it anymore.

23. You don’t understand the way that me and him are together.

24. You are just jealous of what we have. Why can’t you be pleased for us, for my sake?

25. I’m sorry, it was my fault.

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Sound familiar?

I would like to know your thoughts. Let me know in the comments and feel free to share it with your friends.


Written by HG Tudor
Originally appeared on Narcsite
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2 responses to “How Your Emotional Thinking Excuses The Narcissist’s Toxicity”

  1. Sarah Avatar

    Absolutely what I’ve dealt with all my life. Always seeing the good in those that are sent to hurt me because those narcissist have no empathy at all it’s always about them and their agenda.

  2. Lisa Avatar

    I used each & every one of the 25 excuses you listed. It’s not until after I read this that I realise after 8 months apart from him I still use some of them when I replay events that occurred over the years. Thank you for this, it most certainly will help me.

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