In today’s world of technology and the internet, there is so much information that we can discover that is right at our fingertips. If you’ve just discovered the term “Narcissist,” chances are you’ve also heard the term Malignant Narcissist.
According to Merriam-Webster, the word malignant means “evil in nature, influence or effect.” Basically, something that is very bad for you and can cause a great deal of detriment to your health and well-being.
So, by definition then, a Malignant Narcissist is a severe form of Narcissism that is seen in those who are excessively grandiose and who get sick pleasure from inflicting pain and anguish on others. Malignant Narcissists are devoid of any empathy and conscience.
When Narcissists cross into being truly malignant
Malignant Narcissists become especially dangerous when their behavior crosses an invisible border into a different plane. Narcissists view themselves as far superior to others. That is why they consistently put others down with verbal tongue lashings. They view others as worthless and dispensable. A dime a dozen.
“They actually consider themselves a superior form of life compared to other humans, which in their mind creates a justification for preying on those they regard as inferior. It’s their highly malignant narcissism that makes them capable of the callous, senseless, remorseless, use and abuse of others that defines their core character trait.”
The only part to the above quote that I have slight disagreement with is that Narcissists don’t just prey on those they regard as inferior. They also choose targets they feel will be a challenge to break down. I know that I am a hardworking, confident, successful, determined person who loves to laugh and have fun. This is why my NX chose me. He chose me for what is RIGHT with me. He felt challenged enough to up his game of abuse to destroy me and my sense of self-worth.
Furthermore, because Narcissists lack empathy, they cannot grasp the simplicity of caring about others, even their own children. They do not have any qualities that healthy individuals possess.
Okay, but HOW can Narcissists be so dangerous?
I explained WHY they are dangerous. But how do they get away with being so vicious?
Many times, Narcissists are covert. That is, they do things on the sly. They are very good at covering up their tracks, so that no one knows they are abusing you. That is why verbal, emotional, mental and psychological abuse is so hard to prove. You can’t SEE the damage being done. You only see the results; and typically, those results are that of the victim being portrayed as the perpetrator.
Narcissists often abuse by proxy. That is, they use a third party to do their bidding. (See my blog post Flying Monkeys for more information.) When Narcissists use another person to bully you, they keep their hands clean and can claim innocence.
Narcissists are dangerous no matter how you slice it. They will pour on the charm to win us, they’ll bully us, they’ll intimidate us. All so they can destroy us.
Have you been affected by a Malignant Narcissist? Comment below. And as always, I appreciate you for sharing your stories with me.
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