How Narcissists Use Money to Abuse

By Christine Hammond, MS, LMHC

money power“Money is a mechanism for control,” David Korten, a former Harvard Business School professor states. And narcissists know this all too well. Even a little bit of money gives a narcissist a sense of power and domination over others. It starts off small with the little things like removing your name from the accounts and then grows into stealing, threats, and extortion.

What are some of the warnings signs of money being used as a mechanism for control over your life? Read on.

Assets – narcissists will: Be generous in giving presents but then expects you to submit without question and to immediately comply with their demands.Flaunt their money and use it as a weapon against the less fortunate, including you or other family members.Forbid you to have access to your money or possessions so that you are entirely dependent on them for food, clothing, shelter, and any necessities.Steal from you or your family and expect everyone to be ok with it.

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