In the world of a narcissist, the ultimate goal is to recapture the serene contentment of their earliest days - a state of bliss achieved through reunion with an all-nourishing, powerful other. This primal yearning harkens back to childhood, where a baby's cries summon a nurturing presence, or a toddler's ventures are watched over by a supportive gaze. With these individuals, this blissful ‘narcissistic’ state is ruptured prematurely. The 'mode of narcissistic repair' takes different forms, and the form it takes will determine the type of narcissism, such as grandiose, covert, malignant, or paranoid, to name a few. Understanding the mode of repair, be it through overt displays of grandiosity, subtle manipulations, paranoid anxieties, or even aggressive tactics, is essential for empathizing with and navigating relationships with these individuals. If you want to learn more about navigating these complicated relationships, feel free to contact me directly, or subscribe to the Narcissism Decoder Podcast

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