"Narcissistic abuse" is a form of emotional and psychological abuse inflicted by a person who is mostly likely on the pathological narcissism spectrum, such as narcissistic personality disorder, malignant narcissism, antisocial personality disorder, and psychopathy. My concern is not about the pathology of the toxic person, it is with the healing of the survivor.
Narcissistic abuse masquerades as love but is a sinister, gradual, and deliberate erosion of a person’s sense of self-value. It is both emotional and psychological abuse intended to undermine a person’s identity for the singular goal of achieving dominance for personal gain. It often involves patterns of manipulation, intimidation, emotional bullying, power and domination, deceit, egocentricity, stonewalling, guilt and shaming, rejection, gaslighting, financial abuse and jealousy.
Here are my estimates:
36.29 million divided by 25 = 1.45 million people with no empathy.
Each narcissist, anti-social/psychopath will have approximately five partners who will be negatively affected by their pathology = 7.2 million people
Even though narcissistic abuse is believed to affect more people than clinical depression, public awareness and research on the issue is minimal.
What do you think of this estimate? Is it higher or lower than you expected?