Friday, February 10, 2017

Quote of the Day

Empathy (which is the ability to emotionally understand and or connect with another person) is the ability that is lacking for the narcissistic individual.  Because the only way to truly change and heal this problem is to rediscover and claim the cut-off feelings from childhood, all other avenues of attempting to restore empathy will generally be superficial.  Just offering a set of instructions to the partner on how to behave empathically would not only be a temporary fix, but potentially another re-enactment of childhood wounding because a partner may feel that he or she is only pretending all over again.

-- Eleanor D. Payson, The Wizard of Oz and Other Narcissists, p. 131

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