Malignant narcissism is a psychological disorder that's an extreme mix of narcissism, antisocial behavior, aggressiveness, and sadism. It has all of the characteristics of narcissism — but it takes them to the extreme.
I suffered at the hands of a malignant narcissist for seven years. I was emotionally tortured by his nasty, venomous words, his hateful behavior towards me and his sadistic enjoyment of anything that upset me. For years I was under his control, systematically beaten down to the point where I had no perception of reality or self-worth. I was a shell of a human.
I wrote this book as a resource for anyone else who is suffering at the hands of a malignant narcissist. I want to offer not only healing words but also guide you through understanding the disorder in order to better help you deal with it. The book includes chapters on:
Explaining what malignant narcissism is
Translating the language of a malignant narcissist
Discussing if a narcissist can ever change
The dangers of a malignant narcissist
The traits in you that the narcissist saw as 'prey'
Escaping the narcissist
Through this book, there are also stories from other survivors scattered between chapters. These real-life experiences from those who've had to endure malignant narcissism serve to offer you some familiarity. Hearing the tales of others can give you inspiration and courage when you need it most.
To beat the narcissist, you need to know the narcissist — and that's where this book comes in.