Five Powerful Ways Abusive Narcissists Get Inside Your Head

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To Me
I am the

Originally posted on Self-Care Haven:


In popular culture, the term “narcissistic” is thrown about quite loosely, usually referring to vanity and self-absorption. This reduces narcissism to a common quality that everyone possesses and downplays the symptoms demonstrated by people with the actual disorder. While narcissism does exist on a spectrum, narcissism as a full-fledged personality disorder is quite different.

People who meet the criteria for Narcissistic Personality Disorder or those who have traits of Antisocial Personality Disorder  can operate in extremely manipulative ways within the context of intimate relationships due to their deceitfulness, lack of empathy and their tendency to be interpersonally exploitative. Although I will be focusing on narcissistic abusers in this post, due to the overlap of symptoms in these two disorders, this post can potentially apply to interactions with those who have ASPD to an extent.

It’s important in any kind of relationship that we learn to identify the red flags when interacting with people who display malignant narcissism and/or…

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“Suicide’s Note” by Langston Hughes

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Originally posted on Google Earth Poetics:

The calm, 
Cool face of the river
Asked me for a kiss. 

Langston Hughes is an African-American poet best known for his work during the Harlem Renaissance. During this time period, it was the peak of the African-American cultural expression. By the middle of the 1930s the Harlem Renaissance began to die down mostly because of the cause of the Great Depression. I think this poem has a connection with the Great Depression because of the negativity of this poem and the many deaths that occur during the Great Depression.

“Suicide’s Note” by Langston Hughes consists of three simple lines and only twelve words. When it is read, it is basically in a form of a sentence.  This whole poem is made up of metaphors. Although the title of the poem is “Suicide’s Note” it did not give me the feeling of sadness and depression of what the tone of…

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