Me as a baby wearing pink
Know thy self
Seagull gliding in the sky
Stream with white narcissus flower on the bank

Introduction

Each of us is born with a particular biological make up that helps to determine our personality. In addition the care, attention and teachings we receive from our parents and/or society shapes us into the people we become (whether we accept the teachings or rebel against them). This may sound obvious and I thought I knew what it meant to be a good parent. I thought I understood what it was to be a good person. I thought I understood what it meant to truly love someone but I didn't.

I first published this website in 2005 in order to pass on what I have learnt about two specific personality disorders and the condition know as "Codependency". The only people who are qualified to determine the soundness of your mental or emotional state are mental health professionals. I am not a mental health professional. I have "issues" and chose to seek help. After seeking help I went on to research the dynamics of relationships between adults, parents and their children. The findings of my research is what makes up the contents of this website.

I hope it provides other potential Echo’s with information on the basics of Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder and Codependency.

This site offers links to other websites that I found useful in my research. It also lists books that you may find useful and includes some I have read to gain understanding of these conditions and determine how I was going to bring about my own emotional healing. It also tells my story of how I believe narcissism affected my life.

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Legend

The story of Echo and Narcissus is a story of unrequited love, cruelty and tragedy.

In Greek mythology Echo was a wood nymph who loved a youth by the name of Narcissus. He was a beautiful creature loved by many but Narcissus loved no one. Read more >>

Last updated: 11th November 2010

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