The toxic interaction between Autism and Narcissism

I've been looking into psychosocial dynamics of why a developmental disorder and and a personality disorder can be so destructive to the wellbeing of both individual sufferers when in the presence of one another. They appear to operate as polar opposites in terms of dysfunctions of nature.

  • A narcissist project hurt down to others to get them to satisfy their needs.
  • An autist reflect hurt back to themselves into a meltdown of needs.
  • NT's simply help each other with their needs.

The solution to this is to break apart the cycle of suffering that enables the perpetuated spiral of emotionally negative transactions. Physical distancing may very well be necessary to help the situation of toxic transmissions of hate and fear.

Once separated, realisation of ones own grief is necessary to ensure that psychic losses are contained and accepted within the confines of their own environment. Only when awareness of compromised psychic defences has been realised that healing can truely take place without risk of future breakdown. Any length of intervention can only be determined by the end users decision making capacity for their own welfare.

Please note that these are my own thoughts as a male aspie that has been brought up by narcissistic mother for almost 2 decades and is still struggling with the fallout of psych-ache.

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  • Physical distancing may very well be necessary to help the situation of toxic transmissions of hate and fear.

    Which is what I've now done in the case of my sister-in-law, whose narcissistic behaviour has done so much damage in our family for over 30 years - particularly to me.

    Unfortunately, it also means having to end a relationship with my brother.  Collateral damage is another aspect of it.  He's been Stockholmed by her, though.  She's changed him to make him the person she wants him to be.

    You might be interested in the 'Gaslighting' thread I started yesterday...

    Gaslighting

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