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Self-doubt is normal and healthy. If we have the ability to feel self-doubt, it means that we are capable of self-reflection and emotions that are very human - practically everyone knows them. And they are the best indicator that we are about to leave our comfort zone.
Supposedly harmless: Manipulation in everyday life and how to recognize it
People often don't mean any harm when they try to force their views and wisdom on us, nor do they mean any harm when they ask us for things we feel are out of place. This article is intended to describe a harmless everyday situation that can go in a manipulative direction and show what we can take better care of in the future.
DEPENDENCY IN NARCISSISTIC RELATIONSHIPS - SYMPTOMS
As human beings, we voluntarily make ourselves dependent on each other to a certain extent in our living together. This only harms when an imbalance arises which is exploited by the "more powerful" side and the "weaker" side allows this to happen. This is typical of narcissistically dominated relationships.
NARCISSISTIC MANIPULATION TECHNIQUES
Narcissists can be overt or covert, conscious or unconscious. They can also be very intelligent or even less smart themselves. Narcissism in its facets is very extensive. Some very noticeable manipulative mechanisms of narcissists (particularly matching the overt type) are described below.
Early detection of narcissistic relationships
In a narcissistically dominated relationship you don't just end up like that, there are certain signs, warning signs, red flags that light up - especially at the beginning of the relationship - and which you can recognise when you know what to look for.
THE PHASES OF NARCISSISTIC RELATIONSHIPS
People who break free from longstanding narcissistically dominated relationships often use extreme language: get out of hell, finally escape the devil...I myself would have described it in my undigested time as a "cauldron of horror".
HOW TO RECOGNIZE A NARCISSIST
What characterizes narcissistic behavior and how can we recognize it.
THE MOST IMPORTANT THING AFTER UNMASKING A NARCISSISTIC RELATIONSHIP
Narcissistically dominated relationships are omnipresent. Since narcissistic personality traits and values are (still) highly praised in our society and narcissistic behaviour can manifest itself in people in many different forms, it is very difficult to identify them as such.
AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES, NUTRITION, HEALTH - THE HUMAN BEING AS A WHOLE
Nutrition - chronic diseases - autoimmune diseases - weight regulation - intestinal health
In short, unhealthy relationships are based on an imbalance in the lived needs of those involved. One takes too much, the other gives too much - at some point this connection reaches a critical limit. Often with severe emotional, psychological, even physiological consequences for the person who has taken the giver part in the relationship.
Healthy relationships are based on perceiving one's own needs, recognizing them, becoming aware of their truthfulness and sharing them with the other person - without disguising oneself by anticipating the possible reaction of the other person. The more unconditionally we love, the easier it is for us.