shadow-24 wrote:"Emotional Vampires"?
I had heard / read that being used to refer to some people with Borderline PD. So is it also used to describe people with HPD?
I'm asking because, two days ago, I was attacked by who until then was my girlfriend and, in the middle of the vicious yelling, hitting, pushing, and insulting, at some point she started to yell at me "emotional vampire!!", "emotional vampire!!". My instant inner reaction was "are you talking about me or you?", but not really knowing why.
I wonder why she would keep telling me that, when it is rather me the one who has invested a lot of emotional attention, caring, support... Could have this been an "HPD projection moment"?
She might have already read that book in an effort to understand what she suffers from (although this might not have been the best book to read if you suffer from HPD), and then projected it onto you in what sounds like a classic 'blame storm.'
Interestingly, a probable HPD person I have known seems to have a good understanding of narcissism. It seems that people who suffer from PD's can often accurately spot disordered symptoms and traits in others, although it is more of a challenge to see, understand and admit to the same within themselves.
But when they can, it's called self awareness and/or recovery (truly beautiful
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