Mirror, mirror on the wall..who’s the fairest of them all? The Queen from Snow White
Believers are a reflection of their god. They only differ in what they believe to be true about that god.
In the last several posts I’ve discussed narcissism/psychopathy and codependence. There is a distinct relationship between the two. A codependent either by nature or by nurture doesn’t know where s/he ends and another begins. They don’t recognize boundaries.
Codependents also seek out security. They find individuals who are or appear to be confident, positive, and self-assured very attractive. With an air of superiority, grandiose visions, and elevated an elevated estimate of self-importance narcissists fit the bill. Narcissists crave admiration and codependents want someone to admire and look up to.
Narcissists can’t handle their superiority or their authority being challenged (sound like any preachers you know?). They need relationships with individuals who are ready and willing to be and remain subservient to them. Codependents find it difficult to make their own decisions, for whatever reasons (nature or nurture) so they commonly defer to the narcissist. This plays to the narcissists ego…
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