your love, your attention, your money, your place to stay, your private information, and your vulnerabilities.
The narcissistic abuser will take advantage of societal norms that assume everyone participates in social relationships with basic empathy: this makes it easier for the abuser to convince the survivor that no abuse is taking place.
Who does Narcissistic Abuse affect?
No person is immune from the impacts of narcissism, personally and on a larger, cultural scale. Narcissistic abuse can happen anywhere from relationships, family, the workplace, the legal system, school, sports teams, arts scenes, and healing communities, etc.. .
Dealing with narcissistic abuse is not a reflection on you as a person. It is not your fault and you did not cause it to happen. You can be operating as your best self and still be dealing with narcissistic abuse. However, individuals who grew up surrounded by a broad range of abuse, including narcissistic abuse, substance abuse, domestic violence, abandonment and neglect are often at a higher risk for unintentionally gravitating towards narcissistic dynamics. That being said, you definitely do not need to have such a background to be impacted by narcissistic abuse and narcissism in general.