Narcissistic Abuse is a dark and confusing tunnel where victims might spend years not realizing what is happening, unaware that their abuser has maliciously and intentionally created a world to isolate, demoralize, and dehumanize their victims to better feed and supply their disorder.
The narcissist views people as objects which can feed their needs (known as ‘sources of narcissistic supply’). The narcissist will use any tactic, without guilt, empathy or conscience, to make sure they get their narcissistic supply and their needs are met. Every minute of every hour of every day of every year, a Narcissist, is projecting their disorder onto those around them
The Narcissist creates carnage for those around them (spouse, children, parents, siblings, etc) using techniques such as “gaslighting” and projection.
These techniques result in immense confusion for their victim. It’s crazy-making. The narcissist knows that a divided and conquered mind is their most vulnerable and susceptible target.
Victims tend to ‘dissociate’ or detach from their emotions, body, or surroundings. Living in a war zone where all forms of power and control are used against you (intimidation; emotional, physical and mental abuse; isolation, economic abuse, sexual abuse, coercion, control etc), the threat of abuse is always present.