When people say they are their own worst enemy, it’s usually the Inner Scapegoat they are referring to.
The scapegoat is the child who refuses to look content or stay silent in the unbearable atmosphere created in the family home.
Scapegoats are repeatedly subjected to belittling, humiliation, abandonment, betrayal, and outright hatred by family members, who make them the ‘bad guy’.
Make sure you blame them before they can turn that accusing eye in your direction. Stay one, no ten, steps ahead. They deserve to be blamed.
Within dysfunctional families, it may fall to one person—often the strongest and healthiest—to shoulder the burdens of the group in the cruel role of scapegoat.
When it comes to narcissists and narcissism, do you know all the narcissistic terms associated with it? It might help you understand this condition better.
Narcissistic Harem in a nutshell.
The main issue with sociopaths and narcissists isn’t their behavior. It’s trying to build any kind of relationship with them.
As a scapegoat, you are trained to live in fear. You become afraid to defend yourself, express your opinions, or demand fair treatment.