Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Narcissism - Which Mirror Do You See?

Many people are looking at narcissism in a new way because we see it more often in the politics of today.  Unfortunately, narcissism is not a new  "disorder" it has been around as many victims will tell you... a very long time!
I originally wrote what you are about to read on a different blog, back on June 7th, 2014  - this one story still haunts me today and I will say that I am always careful when I look into the mirror to be sure that what I see is life and not just the evil....


When you look in a mirror what do you see?
he made a looking-glass which had the power of making everything good or beautiful that was reflected in it almost shrink to nothing, while everything that was worthless and bad looked increased in size and worse than ever. The most lovely landscapes appeared like boiled spinach, and the people became hideous and looked as if they stood on their heads and had no bodies. Their countenances were so distorted that no one could recognize them, and even one freckle on the face appeared to spread over the whole of the nose and mouth. The demon said this was very amusing. When a good or pious thought passed through the mind of anyone it was misrepresented in the glass, and then how the demon laughed at his cunning invention.........
"There is a story about a very wicked hobgoblin; he was one of the very worst, for he was a real demon.

One day, when he was in a merry mood,

As Lynn S. has said about Narcissism Land  " Everything is upside-down in Narcissism Land. The days are dark, the nights are bright, and fires aren't doused, they're fanned. The person will say "I love you" oozing animosity.
Fear becomes bravado mixed with grandiosity. And if you dare to argue that his view is rearranged, The person will only answer back that you're the one deranged.
When he starts feeling anxious, he'll say you seem quite insane. "Deficiences abound," he cries, "in your disordered brain." He lies then claims the truth is his, but you, now, you're a mole. "How can you question me?" he asks. "You must not have a soul."
When he's confused, then you're the one who needs to be much clearer. So when they project like that, just hand the guy a mirror.  There are many people, who have had to deal with at some time or another with those who are disordered.
 On the outside looking so "normal", functioning as though everything is fine, but if one takes the time or has been the object of their attentions, then your whole world is turned upside down.

For a long time, I looked through the demons mirror and so I know how hard it can be. Thankfully there are now cracks in that mirror and I hope and pray that one day the glass will finally shatter!