I was reading about Narcissism again today, like most days unfortunately. It does help me to understand and to heal from the abuse I’ve been through at the hands of several narcissists in my life. Not all lovers.
I was going over some of the things I read today in my mind, and I happened to think of this theory: A narcissist is no different than the devil.
They both pop up in our lives when we least expect it, and try to influence us into things that we’d never do normally. They abuse our emotions and manipulate them. They WANT us to do evil things (i.e., live depressed, do drugs and alcohol, act out and cause dysfunction in every part of our lives, they cause us to be severely insecure to the point where, if we let them (unbeknownst to our psyche) they will help us ruin our entire lives.
The devil and a narcissist are no different. Their common goal is to manipulate people into submitting to them and becoming a shell of who you once were. For some unbelievable reason, this behavior, and the results, make them feel powerful and indestructible. And then they move on to the next person and con them into the same fate.
The only difference I can come up with is that; not everybody submits to the devil. There are many people out there that have strength and/or the confidence in the good Lord to deny the temptations of the devil.
The narcissist always wins his game. So, that begs the question, are narcissist equal to or worse than the devil?