Everybody knows how how physically and mentally tiring PTSD is. Post Traumatic Stress disorder is now more known than before and people are grasping the concept of triggers which can induce a memory of a particularly disturbing and fearful event.
PNSD is also similar, it stands for Post Narcissist Stress Disorder and is triggered by the memories of a Narcissist that a person may have shared their life with.Everybody knows how how physically and mentally tiring PTSD is.
Post Traumatic Stress disorder is now more known than before and people are grasping the concept of triggers which can induce a memory of a particularly disturbing and fearful event. PNSD is also similar, it stands for Post Narcissist Stress Disorder and is triggered by the memories of a Narcissist that a person may have shared their life with.
There are certain identifiers or triggers which induce the memory of the person even long after they have gone out of your life. It could be a scent, a book or song or anything under the sun.
Every person has a different adjusting period that they may take to get over that person. It is very difficult but with meditation, taking time out for yourself and adjusting your attitude, you can let that person go permanently from your life as well as your mind.
Here are the three symptoms of PNSD you need to look out for
1. Memories of the Narcissist which are intrusive in nature
- It can be a memory of their rage, or violent fits. Any kind of assault on the victim. They can come out of nowhere and stay with the victim for hours, even days.
- When they have been exposed to months of denial and/or belittling behavior they might start questioning their self esteem and worth in the society
- Another effect of a Narcissist’s abuse – whether verbal, physical or mental is that the victim starts questioning their mental stability. It can be really hard to get over this kind of abuse
2. Numbing of emotions
- This includes a sudden averseness to social situations and intimacy, which the victim was fine with before the Narcissist.
- Can also result in substance abuse
- Has a negative impact on concentration and can cause loss of memory
- A feeling of dejection regarding the future
- A tendency to hide
- Avoiding human contact, especially new relationships
- An inability to feel like part of the conversations, always being on the outskirts with no connection
- Problem in performing simple day to day activities particularly those which require any kind of human contact.
3. Volatile Emotions
- Random outbursts of anger and rage
- Bad temper and irritability even at seemingly minute things
- Stockholm Syndrome
- Guilt or shame accompanied by shadowing of memory. They start feeling like it was their fault
- Any kind of behavior that can be termed as self-destructive; alcohol abuse, substance abuse, too much casual sex
- Problem in sleeping patterns
- Panic attacks which may or may not be accompanied with crying bouts
- Extremely jumpy and a tendency to get scared or shocked easily
- Having a tendency to always jump to the worst case scenario
- Unreasonable questioning of the intent of every person.
- Habit of suspecting everyone as being up to something
- Feeling threatened all the time
- Constantly going through old arguments with the Narcissist again and again in their head