NEUTRALIZING NARCISSISM

The Introject: Understanding the Narcissist’s View of Others

Exploring the concept of introjection and its role in narcissistic relationships

Mark Randall Havens
4 min readJan 19, 2023

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Seeing through the distorted lens of a narcissist: understanding the concept of introjection. Discover how narcissists view and manipulate others as ‘introjects’ in their quest for power and control. Photo by Karl Hedin on Unsplash

Are you in a relationship with a narcissist and feeling like you’re constantly being manipulated and controlled? Understanding the concept of introjection may be the key to unlocking the dynamics of your relationship and taking back your power.

The term “introject” is a psychological concept that is crucial to understanding the dynamics of narcissistic abuse. In a nutshell, an introject is a person who has internalized the characteristics, beliefs, and values of another person, usually as a way to cope with trauma or abuse. In a narcissistic relationship, the narcissist may see their partner as an introject, using them to fulfill their own needs and wants. They may objectify and manipulate their partner, viewing them as a means to an end rather than a separate individual. Understanding the concept of introjects is crucial for those who have experienced narcissistic abuse, as it can help them make sense of their experiences and begin the process of healing.

For the introject in a narcissistic relationship, this can be a deeply confusing and damaging experience. The narcissist may constantly…

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Mark Randall Havens

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