It isn’t enough to understand the identity crisis symptoms or those of perspecticide.
I see it all the time: survivors don’t realize just how deeply the narcissist inflicted a loss of identity onto them until the survivor remove themselves from the situation.
When we’re suffering from perspecticide, we can’t see it that way because the narcissist has led us to believe that our perspective is wrong.
The narcissist slowly but surely infiltrates your sense of self and kills your sense of perspective.
Most narcissists won’t come out and say, “I’m not allowing you to leave the house.” No, they’re subtler than that. A narcissist will make you think it’s in your best interest to stay home – and they will consider your leaving the house a personal attack on them.
They will use gentle implications of guilt and worthlessness to make you completely dependent on them for all of your thoughts and actions. This is what leads to a loss of identity or perspecticide.