“So much of what we call abnormality in this culture is actually normal responses to an abnormal culture. The abnormality does not reside in the pathology of individuals, but in the very culture that drives people into suffering and dysfunction.” — Gabor Maté
Myth Is Not Fiction
“… myth is not fiction: it consists of facts that are continually repeated and can be observed over and over again.” — Carl Jung
Still Believe You’re a Free Thinker
And ya still reckon you’re a free thinker? Can make your own mind-up? Know when you told bs? Well damn, you must be one of a very few… of course, most of you are not!
Belief, Thought, Action
People who undergo narcissistic abuse, and/or are victims of “emotional incest” over prolonged periods, often develop ailments similar to that of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and Complex-PTSD.
Such people will often be living within the trap of Cognitive Dissonance. It keeps them “trapped in the cycle” of narcissistic abuse, abusive relationships, and often remain bonded to “unhealthy” family members.
Consistent or regular irrational thoughts, beliefs, and mismatching of actions, are strong indicators of those who are “caught” in such cycles.