In the classic move of a Narcissist, Trump stomps his feet and threatens to take his ball home. If he can’t be the pitcher, no one will play! What’s best for the team has nothing to do with his self-centered demand.
Last night’s ultimatum to House Republicans, “Pass a new health bill or he’ll leave Obamacare in place” is nothing more than a grown up version of the self-centered child who couldn’t learn to put the interest of the team first. And it is doubly frightening to think he could push an opposing world leader too far with his bullying ways, and ignite world conflict.
He rode his horse into office on claims that his predecessor was bad and created a faulty system. He was going to save us all! He had no plan. He simply relied on others to come up with the plan he was incapable of formulating. Now that there’s an ill-conceived one on the table, and others see its flaws, he’ll look bad to his supporters. So he’ll resort to bullying, ramrodding tactics to try to overcome opposition and re-harness the approval of his swindled devotees.
Let’s hope the House Republicans can finally recognize his behavior for what it is, a spoiled boy/man who never learned how to build a coalition, and that other people’s opinions matter! Let’s pray they provide a lesson for our children on how to stand up to a bully!
Relationship bullies are no different!
Narcissists will use every tactic in the book to get you to comply. They’ll threaten you in countless ways…. keeping you in fear and walking on egg shells. Just like the Trump supporters that remember his promises and refuse to let go of hope, regardless of the contradictory facts in their faces, emotional attachment fueled by the brain chemistry of romance keeps nuero-typicals looking for ways to believe
If you can grasp how Donald Trump became President, the sales tactics he used, the hype with no foundation, and the bullying he employs to force loyalty, you’ll begin to understand how a toxic relationship happened to you, break free, and forgive yourself.
Narcissists are powerful. But even more powerful are the people who grasp their toxic tactics, and resist.