A neurotic is a traumatized person who is directing all of his energy into making others service his neurosis. Mental issues are a powerful mechanism of transforming reality and bending others to your will.
A responsible, adult individual treats his traumas with a professional or through a variety of mental hygiene means that everybody can individually access.
People who expect others to tiptoe around their traumas are manipulators. They aren’t necessarily doing it consciously but that doesn’t change the result.
By playing into this charade and assisting a neurotic in making his trauma somebody else’s problem, we become complicit in this manipulation.
4 thoughts on “Trauma and Manipulation”
We were just ordered to change our tenure documents so that the perfectly inclusive he/she is replaced with “they.” To tiptoe around people.
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I take exception on behalf of “it.” You are excluding the Inanimate Americans, Furries, and probably other severely marginalized groups.
The Eidolonic Collective thanks you for your service. 🙂