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I see the world through the lens of narcissism and I cant st

Blueberries1234's picture
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I see the world through the lens of narcissism and I cant stop. I work in mental health and it's tripping me up. Idont know if narcissism is actually everywhere, or I look for the evidence of it unconsciously and find it. I want to leave this field. I cant handle it. I just dont know how to change careers. After a psychology degree, how can i do a masters? What can I do a masters in? I just need to switch ibto a normal job where I wont get ptsd or secondary trauma.

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Jan 10

Wow, I can only imagine how difficult it would be working in mental health. I got my bachelors in psychology, and then a Master's in Business Administration (MBA). This opened up different opportunities since business knowledge is needed in most positions. Is it possible for you to take some time off? Discuss your situation with HR? For me, I left my position to narcissists I worked with (narcs are plentiful in the business) and I'm searching for a new position with a company that has a positive culture.

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Jan 11

@Blueberries1234 Do you mind if I ask what people and situations? Sympathies with the sleep, I usually sleep like a baby but recent medication I have been taking seriously disrupts my REM cycle. Lack of sleep makes lots of things worse so I hope you manage to get some good sleep soon.

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Jan 11

@bbccddee1234 Yea exactly... exactly what you said, business is full of narcissists and low key sociopaths lol I cant go into business. I have a BSc Psych as well, currently working two jobs one with human traficking youth, the other with high school kids. Both jobs I feel like the experience with my mom who is a narcissist, and possibly my ex was too... I see a lot of people I work with as having trauma as a result of a narcissist. I see it EVERYWHERE. None of my coworkers really believe me because they dont know about narcissim or complex ptsd. It gaslights me, in a way. But also I feel worried that I may harm someone if I am projecting my own experiences onto them. Im not sure how to put it. I see a lot of complex trauma as a result of neglect in childhood, and a lot of that is due to parents who are depressed or narcissists or drug addicted... but most of them are narcs!!! thats why they go and recreate that exact attachment style with trafickers, partners, friends etc. But no one believes me. I feel crazy. I need a break. I try to stivk to facts since i am hyper aware of projecting. I try not to, and constantly second guess myself. Im running into the ground. I replay things in my mind and idk I feel a breakdown coming soon.

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