The Narcissistic Rage Cycle

Seeing a narcissist rage is absolutely terrifying. From what I’ve seen, they feel entitled to being abusive – and your rights and safety becomes irrelevant to them.

After Narcissistic Abuse

Hell hath no fury or contempt as a narcissist you dare to disagree with, tell they’re wrong, or embarrass.

 

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Rage is a destructive action. It is intended to hurt, actually break someone or something. It is also blind and the attack is often against an innocent helpless person or child. We speak of a person being ‘in a blind rage,’ or being ‘blind with rage.’  Rage is also explosive, which means that it cannot be easily steered once it blows. Rage develops when a person feels that his power is thwarted or frustrated. In rage, memory is laid down differently. For all these reasons, rage is often called dissociative rage.

Rage works by short-circuiting the experience of shame that is, the feeling of being inferior or not enough, or not good enough. Rage can be contrasted to a healing and universal experience and emotion: anger. Rage can be…

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