Not About You Its About US

Submitted by ub on Fri, 09/14/2018 - 07:00

How long does it take to learn the 35-word job description after a president swears to represent all the people of The USA?

Presidents-elect have taken the oath since the beginning of the republic. George Washington said it in 1789, and the oath has been the centerpiece of presidential inaugurations ever since, symbolizing democratic rule and the peaceful transition of power.

The oath of office comes directly from Article II, Section 1 of the US Constitution.

I do solemnly swear or affirm that I will faithfully execute the office of president of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.

How difficult can it be to put everyone else first, including you and me? A narcissist is someone who is excessively preoccupied with themselves. They love to talk about themselves and be the center of attention.

Does this person act as if life revolves around them?
Do we have to compliment this person to get their attention or approval?
Do they constantly steer the conversation back to themselves?
Do they downplay our feelings or interests?
If we disagree, do they become cold or withholding?

The truth is that narcissists often cannot be empathetic, even when you are. So we're in a relationship, for the time being, we have to say what we need because they will not know.

This means telling them that we need them to be there for us 24/7. This means setting up boundaries. Especially for a toxic or mean narcissist, we have to make sure we're protecting ourselves.