Thursday, October 11, 2012

Was It The Way I Said Hello

You hated me first,
that much I know.
So this I want to ask you,
was it the way I said hello?

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  1. My first thought was "No." When faced with someone like this, I figure it isn't me, it's them. Which is baffling since I can't seem to keep that straight with my Ns.

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  2. One of the most complicated things I learned that someone's hatred toward me may be nothing about me at all.

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  3. Actually, in my family it could have been!!! There have been major narcissistic injuries produced by how one says hello. ("One" usually being me...)

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    1. [[Judy & Ruth]] - You two are so funny, I hadn't yet published your comments and both of you gave very similar answers: "It isn't me" and "It's not about me." You're right, oftentimes, hatred really isn't about the person being hated on. (Though sometimes it is). When it starts so soon into a relationship and without any seeming "violation" of the hater's rights or personhood, it usually IS a result of some flawed thinking or bias on the hater's part.

      Toto - I was trying to capture their very petty natures, because that is certainly what Narcs are: petty. And, like Ruth and Judy both pointed out, for someone to really hate you over something so innocent, so insignificant, so not "newsworthy," it's probably a good indication that there is something wrong with the hater, not the hated-upon. Definitely something to think about.

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    2. oh [[Toto]] I meant to hug you too!

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    3. [[Toto, Ruth, Judy]] <--Group Hug!!

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