by Dr. Jeanne King, Ph.D.
Narcissism is a term that has become mainstream in psychological and political circles today. It’s a term that grows out of psychology to refer to an individual with narcissistic traits or a narcissistic personality disorder.
Some people will tell you narcissism in politics has nothing to do with narcissism in one’s personal life. I beg to differ. In my experience, people are to those they love personally just as they are to the public whose support they seek. As Harv Eker says, “The way you do anything, is the way you do everything.”
Would you know if you were entangled in the politics of narcissistic abuse? Here are the seven tell-tale signs of narcissistic abusers. Understand these signs, and you will know the politics of narcissistic abuse.
1) No Empathy
These people truly don’t have the capacity for empathy. They do not have the ability to authentically embrace the experiential world of another person unless for selfish gain. In other words, these people can put on a good “caring” show in their effort to manipulate others for their own personal benefit. But they won’t and can’t stand in the shoes of another, genuinely.
2) No Remorse
These people don’t feel bad about any wrongdoing of theirs. Why? There is no conscience, no compassion, no concern about the impact of their behavior on others, even those they love. From the narcissistic abuser’s point of view, the other person deserves what they got because the narcissistic abuser is…