MARY LORRAINE DANROTH
Recently I was called a narcissist...so of course I had to start educating myself. When I did that, I learned all about what my adoptive father was all about...along with his sister...and his biological son. I am hurt that someone would put me in the same category as them. I would never call someone such a vile thing if it’s not true. It took me 50 years to figure out so much about myself but I sure wouldn’t call myself a narcissist. In fact it’s only been on social media that this has occurred, and someone once told me that social media doesn’t relate to real life. It’s made up of make believe people.
I know I shouldn’t take the negative angry things that people say to heart, but I truly just want to be accepted and liked. My adoptee brain has a whole negative angry section that says bad things to me. This has been going on since the first rejection and the second rejection really didn’t help me think positive thoughts.
Now I continue on in my life trying to make other people see themselves as good and not let their brain take over with the anger that adoptees are known for. I realize it’s quite the cliche to say that “love conquers all”, but I would rather try to save someone than to encourage them to stay angry and die.
Where is that line that says you’re a narcissist and not just someone that cares about people?
My Best Friends
Scott Alan Warner
Angela Barra’s Medium
Adoptee Rights Australia
NPE and Me
The Invisible Threads