Thanks to my friend, Ursula, I was inspired to create the Narcissist Slayer blog award.
Narcissists need no introduction. Once they’ve touched your life, you are changed forever. They literally strip you down to your deepest insecurities and slam-dunk you into misery and self-loathing; while they skip down a yellow brick road into the forest with Bambi.
In Ursula’s words:
“A relationship with a Narcissist always feels like a quest. You’re recruited as a hero to save them from dragons of one sort or another. They have so many dramas and stories of dramas. They are male and female damsels in permanent distress. It feels good at first to be seen as a hero on a quest to save such a damsel, it makes love mythical in proportions, you’re a dragon slayer, but at some point you’re going to become the dragon from whom they need saving. They are always the victim in distress and never see themselves as the victimizer. Once you were a hero to them and now they’ve turned you with a wave of their wand of endless illusion into the villain. You are a dragon villain who now realizes that the real dragon villain is the damsel (male or female) who has never been in distress at all, but causes an awful lot of it for others, especially those who try and save them. You can never save them.”
There are many warriors here on WordPress who dedicate their time to creating awareness of these evil spawn. It is my pleasure to nominate the following bloggers for their dedication and time spent on the battlefield:
The Mirror – You’ll receive the male version of the badge 🙂
“Whatever you are physically…male or female, strong or weak, ill or healthy–all those things matter less than what your heart contains. If you have the soul of a warrior, you are a warrior. All those other things, they are the glass that contains the lamp, but you are the light inside.”
~ Cassandra Clare
The rules for this award are:
1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them.
2. Put the award’s logo on your blog.
3. Write a blog post and share the blog(s) you have chosen- there are no minimum or maximum number of blogs required.
4. Inform your nominees on their site.
5. Share one positive thing that you took away from your relationship with a Narcissist.