How the Narcissist Hurts You Using Cognitive Empathy

How the Narcissist Uses Cognitive Empathy to Hurt and Manipulate You

When you’re on the receiving end of a narcissist’s abuse, does it feel like you’re being tortured?

Well, that’s because you are.

In December of 2014, the Senate Intelligence Committee released a report about the CIA’s “enhanced interrogation” methods. The report details how the CIA cooperated with psychologists for years to develop a program that forces the subject into a state of learned helplessness.

When you’re in a state of learned helplessness, you have suffered so much torment from outside trauma that you essentially give up your own autonomy. Learned helplessness can lead to depression and other mental illness.

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