Today we live in a world full of social media that encourages us to take selfies, do videos to help others get to know one another. That's great but when does it go too far? That's when we need to know how to deal with and heal narcissism.
Part 2 of our discussion is going to be finishing up what we started 🙂 Below are the show notes that you can use to follow along in our podcast.
Common Traits Of A Narcissist
- Sense of entitlement / superior
- Lack of empathy
- need for admiration (strong)
- selfish more than giving
- more aggression than usual
Let's be clear here. We all, at times, have at least one of these in our lives. It's up to us to realize that which shouldn't belong and improve ourselves day by day.
It's the person that has a majority of these traits that crosses the line which then the narcissist label is applied.
Difficulty Taking Feedback
Practice MindfulnessRomans 12:2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Click To Tweet
Be Realistic With Yourself.Matthew 11:29-30 “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Click To Tweet
- The devil drives someone to action (check out episode 3)
- God leads through compassion and love (check out episode 30)
- Perfection is never expected by God. Where the spirit of the lord is there is liberty. (check out episode 24)
- Being perfect in the bible means to be spiritually mature (check out episode 7)
Be Honest With Yourself.John 10:10 “The thief comes only in order to steal, kill and destroy; I have come so that they may have life, life in its fullest measure.” Click To Tweet John 16:13 "But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.” Click To Tweet John 15:26 "When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify about Me,” Click To Tweet 1 John 4:6 “We are from God; he who knows God listens to us; he who is not from God does not listen to us By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.” Click To Tweet
A Quick Side Note
It's quite interesting that God would put scriptures about love and relationship in the same area of the bible. What ORGANIZATION!
Getting back to how to deal with and heal narcissism. You have to believe the truth, and in truth. If you have no solid and firm beliefs, the question has to be asked.
What do you believe in and how easily will it be to take you down a road that was meant for your destruction?
We believe that the best way to get narcissism out of your life is to start working on improving yourself first and then watch the change happen in your mate.
A narcissist would make you believe that whatever he/she says is ultimate truth and you’re there to serve and make their way a priority.
For more tips on how to get your relationship back on track and headed for that “EXPLOSIVE LOVE”…