This is not a satire, but it takes a satirical approach to shedding light upon a very dark subject: narcissistic abuse.
It is intended to demonstrate to those struggling with codependency just how narcissists actually view them. By listening to their "play book", codependents should be able to recognize covert abuse and avoid its pernicious effects.
©2015 Jon Bet (P)2016 Jon Bet
Thank you! Love the creativity to such a horrible topic. This book put a smile on my face. Glad you used 3 types! Should be a NYT Bestseller.
Awesome and scary stuff. Powerful. I hope it never-ever gets into the hands of ex narcissistic bf. I was blind and now can see.
Your partner probably laughed at your suffering, why shouldn't you?
There is something humorously comforting about putting together the clues that demonstrate your partner is a narcissist. This book provides that "OMG" fulfillment in a way that may often made you swear that he or she had read the book and used it as their own personal guidebook to life. It's not a scientific book, but will help keep you sane in what is probably a period of self-doubt.
Empowering, Enlightening, Savior
Learning what was going on in my life. I have been used by so many people. I had totally shut down, and now that I know what was happening and why, I can live a normal life, and sidestep those narcissists who seek me out on a continual basis and use me. My whole life has changed. The old saying, "This is the first day of your life?" This is definitely the first day of my life.
I plan to memorize the whole thing. I have pages on pages of notes... but I will listen to this daily. I will meditate on it, I will write about it. I will journal daily regarding my situation and how these people try to enter my life. They'll never be able to again. I am over all manipulation and will act now, in an empowered and self-beneficial way.
Thank you, John Bet, for restoring my sanity, my self-esteem, and my life. I have now the tools to live happily and powerfully for MYSELF! First time in my life and I am 63. I am more grateful than you could know! Thank you.
Feeling sick at the full extent of an narcisstic abuser, and seeing the stages a victim has, been, or yet to go through. worth reading though can trigger.
I liked the approach, I was ready to see the absurdity in the covert approaches. After being gas lighted for so long, my thoughts were jumbled. I'm ready to laugh to forgiveness of the past and allowing a new future.
I almost gave up listening to this audiobook. I found that it didn't have new information given what I had already read and the style of writing combined with the narration made me cringe quite a few times. For someone who has not read much about this I imagine it wouldn't be good either because the ideas aren't explained in detail, though it should help codependents stop denying reality instead of continuing to live an illusion.
At some point the book became less annoying and I found myself enjoying a couple of chapters. There were some funny moments, some "that's exactly how it was!" and a couple of sentences that did a good job of helping my understanding of the issue, either sentences that link ideas or summarise an idea in a simple and clear way, and they were probably the reason I did not return the book. Overall I don't think it was money well spent.
It amazed me how at different times I heard things that most definitely were done to me, but other times where I was the perpetrator. It caused both shame and humbling and hope for identifying it before it happens again.
An excellent description of how codependents are manipulated, used and entrapped by narcissists. kinda painful to listen to how the emotional abuse works on people who deep down just want love and respect
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