3 links between narcissistic and passive aggressive behaviours

3 links between narcissistic and passive aggressive behaviours

The narcissist is far from passive in their aggression although many moments of quiet planning will precede the onslaught.  I have experienced both narcissists and passive aggressives in my own life and professionally and identify three links. The Fragile Ego The ego is a person’s sense of themselves, their importance, their value and self-worth. It develops in infancy and its role is self-preservation.  In psychoanalytic terms the ego is the conscious sense of identity with an existence of an conscious/unconscious superego to represent conscience and morals (Freud). Who we are and how we behave is very much influenced by upbringing.  When a child…

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10 signs you are living with a narcissist?

10 signs you are living with a narcissist?

It can take a long time to work this one out but one day the penny will drop.  Here are 10 signs to look out for that might indicate your partner’s behaviour is determined by far more than plain selfish actions: 1  Do you feel isolated and unloved in your relationship despite your partner saying the words “of course I love you”.  Narcissist people are emotionally detached and find it hard to relate on a deep level about thoughts and feelings. 2  Is there space for your voice and opinions in the relationship or do you find that only happens when…

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