Using others to reinforce my definition of myself
08 Feb '18 — Discovering the psychopath in me
I got into an argument.
I knew the person I was speaking with held strong beliefs that contradicted mine.
It happened in a group conversation. At a social gathering, she came over with friendly intentions not knowing what awaited her.
I patiently let her share her view point to the group, ready to pounce. A rebuttal to her beliefs was prepared before she even knew what we were talking about.
I salivated over the the opportunity to tell her how wrong she is.
I won. She felt less sure of herself. The confrontation was all for my ego.
It feels bad.