Peace from the Puzzle?
The “puzzle” is a double metaphor for both feeling puzzled and somehow fitting with the puzzle pieces causing it all! There’s a toxic handshake between narcissistic people and emotional abuse. Peace from the Puzzle takes each element ‘piece-by-piece… for peace.’ With our psychologically-animated riddles, we build awareness and advocate for the decisive journey away from narcissistic personalities trying to “make them fit” into their own dysfunctional jigsaw. So they finally find “peace” from the puzzle!
I believe there is a “puzzle” in the way most professionals treat emotional abuse. Many doctors I compare to a Wheel of Fortune contestant, meaning they actually pretend like they cannot solve the puzzle yet. So they keep spinning, to collect more money (from the victim of emotional abuse). Prescriptions for depression, anxiety, and social issues to the victim. But they ignore the narcissistic relationship causing it all.
Peace from the Puzzle is more uniquely devoted to the target of emotional abuse. We’re an affordable resource for the social surgery to cure, rather than the medicine to cope. And we are helping many finally find “peace from the puzzle.”
Find "peace from the puzzle," in more ways than one. Emotional abuse is an unfair puzzle that can keep you confused, frustrated, and manipulated into pounding a puzzle piece until it somehow fits a picture of happiness (mysteriously shown only on it's 'cover'). To trade these pieces into one peace, awareness has to win. Specifically, we'll need awareness of "the puzzle."
Emotional abuse is the only riddle with confusion itself as the main character. It depends on it's people staying in the dark, finding comfort in denial, and even blaming themselves! But everyone deserves the bigger picture to see what's really happening to their energy, their motivations, and... the Narcissistic People causing it.
Beyond the DSM’s Criteria of a Narcissist, here are some ‘red flags’ specifically from their target's point of view:
- You leave their conversations feeling “drained”
- They’re allergic to accountability
- The main theme is control
- They promote your weaknesses
- Gossip is their favorite activity
- They ignore your boundaries
- They copy your characteristics
- None of their advice ever helps you
- They constantly advertise their judgements
- They play the victim
It all starts with a short riddle of The Starving Restaurant which tours the common phrases, stages, and toxic tactics associated with emotional abuse from Narcissistic Personality Disorder. With symbolism included, find yourself and your own situation in this short mystery. And afterwards you can take The Starving Restaurant in a way we call Seen-By-Scene. From definitions, to techniques, to examples, it's ultimately an Instant Replay of you and your own experiences.
This riddle is designed to facilitate answers off these pages, in your own predicaments. It will inform and entertain immediate concerns like:
- Am I suffering from emotional abuse?
- Am I unknowingly entertaining a Narcissist?
- How do I move closer to emotional health?
- What can I expect?
Finally Outsmart Them & Their Toxic Ways
- The Alpha Puppet
- Projection Reversal
- The Flying Monkeys' Net
- The Gravity Pull
- Stone Wall Monopoly
- The Roller-coaster Trap
- The Invisible Butler
- The Cyber Funnel
- And more!
Tolerating a Narcissist is completely different from merely experiencing narcissistic traits. While the mere traits feel "I'm... too sexy for my shirt," a Narcissist feels "so sexy, they'll hurt" anyone who embarrasses their fragile ego! From appearance, to reputation, to their perspective, this song never stops in the toxic concert of Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
Over time their ego becomes an unnatural inner bond. So a narcissistic parent's favorite child is their inner child; their real kids exist only to serve the parent's ego. And in the same fashion, a lover to a Narcissist is actually the third wheel. Proof? Where is their energy (not empty words) to fight and nurture, above anything or anyone else? It's a 'twisted design!'
So start The Riddle as your emotional health deserves The Answer
What is Narcissistic Personality Disorder?
DSM IV recognizes Narcissistic Personality Disorder as:
- has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements)
- is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love
- believes that he or she is "special" and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions)
- requires excessive admiration
- has a sense of entitlement, i.e., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations
- is interpersonally exploitative, i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends
- lacks empathy: is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others
- is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him or her
- shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes