Narcissists are like a plague that is destructive and annoying. They con people into falling in love with them and then tear them to pieces. It can be a bit of a surprise to find out that these types of people even exist and that they have been hiding in plain sight all along. The damage that they are capable of is downplayed or watered down by many, but I will say it: narcissists are evil, and narcissists are dangerous. They try to steal the very essence of who we are. These types of people are free to roam in our societies, but that’s enough ranting; today I have seven lessons that I have learned.
The first lesson is that evil can come in pretty packages. Narcissists present themselves as angels, as good people, and many of them are very physically attractive, too, but this is where you cannot judge a book by its cover. The narcissist will present that ideal person to deceive and trap people. So yes, you should realize that evil doesn’t come to you rearing its ugly head but instead as a well-dressed, attractive, polite, and charming individual.
The second lesson I’ve learned is that someone’s position or job doesn’t make them automatically trustworthy. Many narcissists are doctors, pastors, and teachers. But that also includes certain family members, like a narcissistic parent or an aunt, for example. No matter who someone is, trust still needs to be earned. I refuse to credit someone just because we are related, they have a doctorate, or they have a long list of accomplishments. We must prove people before we let them into our lives and tell them our business.
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