They are pretending they were not hurt, when they were actually hurt very badly.
Even if the memories of abuse are hidden from the survivor’s awareness, blocked trauma / unresolved trauma creates very noticeable and obvious symptoms that can be easily seen in their every day lives.
They love to play cat and mouse, establishing a pattern of putting you down so routinely that you begin to believe that they are better and more accomplished than you — and you accept being the mouse.
Says Rachel, “My ex-boyfriend was a narcissist, and I stayed with him much longer than I should have.
If you’re wondering whether your partner could have been a narcissist, it helps to know these basic traits.
In this article, you will learn how to regain your confidence and put your life back on track after dating a narcissist or someone with these tendencies.
Using denial and dissociative skills does not mean that the abuse did not happen.
Denial means that the person simply is refusing to acknowledge or accept the fact that they were traumatized.
Disorganized attachment patterns – having a variety of short but intense relationships, refusing to have any relationships, dysfunctional relationships, frequent love/hate relationships 8.
Dissociation, spacing out, losing time, missing time, feeling like you are two completely different people (or more than two) 9.
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