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Trauma & Narcissism Redefined


Jun 11, 2024

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Do you ever find yourself unable to enjoy the music you once loved or find that your ears are particularly sensitive to loud noises? 

 

You're not alone. This can be a common experience for those who have endured significant stress or trauma. In my case, I experienced this first-hand during my marriage to my ex-husband, who was a covert narcissist.

 

Over time, I developed a heightened sensitivity to sound. If someone dropped something near me, I wouldn't just startle like most people; I would jump out of my skin. This extreme response is a common consequence of narcissistic abuse and trauma.

 

In this episode, we will explore:

  • What is a heightened startle response?
  • How to manage and overcome it
  • The biology behind heightened startle responses
  • Why we tune out background noise and focus on human voices

 

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