Narcissism is a touchy subject for me because I’m very familiar with it. I’ve seen it at it’s mildest and at its worst form. I’ve seen tendencies within myself and within other people.
And the center of it all is our deep rooted insecurities. We want the validation that we’re not as bad as our deepest insecurities paint us to be. People with narcissistic traits want to protect themselves with their ego.
The cost of understanding you is to lose myself.
Who I am is the lifeboat at the surface of the water. Who you are is the ocean. I need to swim, explore, and dive. Every time I dive, I need to go deeper.
At times, I feel myself rapidly losing oxygen and I have to hurry to the surface and stay in my lifeboat.
And when I’m ready, I’ll dive once more.
Maintenance for an iNtuitive is tough work. I naturally wake up NOT wanting to do Se, or Si.
I know why you’re here.
You’re here because I’m great at listening, right? I’m here for you, just when you need me.
… are those that show me you’re interested in what I care about.
… are times you are reminded of me.
… are ones that understand the struggles I go through.
… are the times that I helped you understand.
… are the instances you show me feedback on where I can improve.
… are the occasions you suggest things I might like.
… are the ones you notice I struggle to improve on.
… are the moments that show me I inspired you to change.
Most compliments I receive, I rarely expect. Some I don’t even acknowledge out of fear that it will turn people away. But I appreciate them truly. Thank you always.
Complaining. It’s the easiest form of release. Just note and criticize everything wrong with the world, your life and everyone around you.
“I am no longer afraid of getting old. Indeed I can’t believe I ever said anything so stupid. So childish. So offensive and arrogant.
But mainly, so very, very stupid. I desperately want to grow old.”
― Elizabeth Wein,
The infamous paradigm shift. At times, it takes them a life event for them to shift their mindset. And sometimes, it just takes a line from a book.
Every experience no matter how bad it seems holds within it a blessing of some kind. The goal is to find it.
- Gautama Buddha
Hey, this post is for you because the world doesn’t revolve around you.