Nought to Fifty: The Dangerous Assumption

This post is both new and old. Kind of like I am. Physically... I'm old. This body has been around for several decades. At the beginning of next year I'm shifting from one decade into another. In Korea I've already made the shift, but I don't live in Korea... although I am beginning to think... Continue Reading →

Den of Scorpions

The title of this post comes from the last words I spoke before waking up from a dream. I actually shouted those words - DEN OF SCORPIONS! - rather than spoke them, in surprised alarm after finding about six big black scorpions living in a cardboard box which I'd bunged on a table sometime earlier... Continue Reading →

If everyone reading this were to donate…

[This is a repost of a post from December 2014. It's kind of weird reposting a post from a few Winters ago when at the moment it's August and this Summer has been so unusually hot and dry (in a place, the UK, where Summer is usually hot and dry for about two weeks if... Continue Reading →

Is John a Narcissist or is John the victim of a Narcissist?

[This is a repost of a post published in November 2014. This is one of those posts which I not only remember writing, but I also recall exactly what inspired me to write it. At the time I was receiving quite a lot of comments on my posts about narcissists, 'narcissist' was a trending hot... Continue Reading →

This is why you can’t have nice things

This is a repost post with a little bit of a difference. The first difference being that the title isn't the same as the old post. I've really been enjoying watching Korean TV dramas, and reading full season recaps (courtesy of the excellent Dramabeans) of the Kdramas which aren't available to watch on Netflix -... Continue Reading →

Testing Your Personality

[Please note: This is a repost of a post published in September 2014. I chose to repost this post because... I need to take a test, and my personality is getting in the way of me doing that. To be fair to my personality, I'm not really sure if it's the obstacle or some other... Continue Reading →

Hiding my Tastes and Aversions

[Please note: This is a repost of a post published in August 2014. If you're sick and tired of reading-hearing that this is a repost... why haven't you told me that? The comments on old posts may be closed, but comments on new posts are open to you sharing and expressing yourself with me. Your... Continue Reading →

Trapped in a Perfect World

[Please note: This is a repost of a post published in July 2014. My reason for reposting this post is because of these words contained within it (especially the first sentence): "They tell children to never talk to strangers, but no one tells strangers not to talk to children. So I had to stand there... Continue Reading →

Talking about Narcissists… and Woundology

[Please note: This is a repost of a post published in June 2014. I chose to repost this because it sort of goes with the previous repost - When Narcissists Claim to be Victims of Narcissists – Who is the Narcissist?. When I wrote this post, and the previous one, I was going through an... Continue Reading →

When Narcissists Claim to be Victims of Narcissists – Who is the Narcissist?

[Please note: This is a repost of a post published in May 2014 This is a repost of one of the top posts on my blog - according to my WordPress blog stats it has accumulated just over 148,000 views. From the feedback I've received via comments on the post (comments are now closed that... Continue Reading →

 Reblog: Do people-pleasers know who they really are? — maybesomeday2016

[This is a beautifully thoughtful post, sharing a personal pause to mindfully consider a big question and an intense experience. There's a strong undercurrent of peace to the post... but I may just be projecting my own experience of something very similar onto and into it (I've become more and more aware of how I... Continue Reading →

There’s Something About K

What or who is K? - is what I would be wondering if I'd happened upon this blog post and its title, and I'd want the blogger to explain it, preferably in the first few lines. K = Korea (South Korea to be more precise) . (so maybe, don't read this post...) . Years ago... Continue Reading →

Don’t explain your philosophy. Embody it.

[Please note: This is a repost of a post published in April 2014. I love this old post. I loved it when I wrote it. I remember writing it and feeling very pleased with myself about it. I don't often allow myself the luxury of feeling pleased with myself,  or about something I've done (there's... Continue Reading →

My own individual, stubborn, uncooperative often self-centered nature that still doubts itself

[Please note: This is a repost of a post published in March 2014. Why did I pick this post to repost? Because it occurred to me this morning that this Repost series may be signalling the end of An Upturned Soul. Maybe the end has already arrived and this is a period of reviewing the... Continue Reading →

Answering the Proust Questionnaire under the Influence of Female Hormones

[Please note: This is a repost of a post published in February 2014. Why did I pick this post to repost out of the ones published on my blog during that month and year? It's the first one I read out of the ones I had lined up (in multiple open tabs) to re-read... and... Continue Reading →

Reblog: Modern Friendships Are Leaving Us Dead Inside — MaraWaka

[ Awesome in-depth and thought-provoking post from Mara, exploring the meaning of friendship in our modern internetian times. The issue of people viewing friendships from a mercenary and self-serving perspective isn't a new one for me. I grew up in an environment populated by people who thought and acted this way (long before the internet... Continue Reading →

The Zen of Narcissists: Lessons 1 to 8

[Please note: This is a repost of a series in its entirety (so this is a loooong post) published in January 2014. Number 7 seems to be missing - I may have just jumped from 6 to 8 without checking where I was numerically, or maybe I did check and still missed #7. I can't... Continue Reading →

Confessions of a Capricorn

[Please note: This is a repost of a post published in December 2013. This is another post which I've never forgotten writing. I've always loved this post... not because I think it's good, or clever, or anything like that, I have no idea if it's any of those things, but because of the feeling I... Continue Reading →

Wherever You Throw Me, I Will Stand

[Please note: This is a repost of a post published in November 2013. Wow, what a cool dream! And since before I reread this post, I'd reread several of the other posts I'd written in November 2013, this dream is particularly meaningful, showing how my blogging was affecting my psyche, helping me to shift out... Continue Reading →

Addicted to Feeling Bad

[Please note: This is a repost of a post published in October 2013. Often after having written a post, no matter how intensely I was feeling during the writing of it, or how important I felt it was to write it and then press 'publish', share my thoughts (and then worry about having done that)...... Continue Reading →

Don’t Mess with the System

[Please note: This is a repost of a post published in September 2013. It's been fun re-reading old posts thus far. It's also been insightful to observe a past-me through what I wrote a few years ago, through what I felt back then, what was bothering me, what was getting my attention and causing me... Continue Reading →

What Makes You Think You’re Outspoken?

[Please note: This is a repost of a post published in August 2013. I'm not exactly sure what inspired 2013-me to write this post. It may have been one of those posts in which I was arguing with myself (there are many of those) or arguing with some imaginary person (this happened quite a bit... Continue Reading →

Are You My Mother? – Musings on the meaning of Mother

[Please note: This is a repost of a post published in July 2013. Recently I've become addicted to watching k-drama (South Korean TV series). Thus far I've seen Strong Girl Bong-Soon, and Oh My Ghost(ess), and now I'm two-thirds of the way through Black. The latter is very different from the former, more convoluted, with... Continue Reading →

Jupiter in Libra in the 2nd House

[Please note: This is a repost of a post published in June 2013. In the archives of my blog there are two subjects which I regularly write about - narcissists and astrology. Occasionally I've tried to blend the two together with varying degrees of failure. One of the things I like about astrology is that... Continue Reading →

The Anger Games

[Please note: This is a repost of a post published on this blog in May 2013. I have added an image of the 'purpose of emotions' chart which I mentioned in the post and linked to the article which contains the chart (it's a different article from the one in which I originally found the... Continue Reading →

The Self-Conscious Dance

[Please note: This is a repost of a post I published on this blog in April 2013. If you're wondering why I'm doing reposts... the story begins the other day when I noticed that a couple of the blogs which I like to follow were reposting old posts. At first I was annoyed at them... Continue Reading →

Validation, Acceptance, and Rejection

[Please note that this is a repost of a post published in March of 2013. The only change made to it is the addition of an image from a TV series I'm watching at the moment - Oh My Ghost(ess) - which is excellent, and which has a character in it whose intense shyness reminded... Continue Reading →

Repeat Performance – thoughts on relationships with Narcissists and the recovery process

Last night I watched an old film - Repeat Performance (1947) - which triggered an old wound, releasing some new insights into myself and my story for me personally. . . The synopsis of the film on IMDb is as follows: "On New Year's Eve 1946, Sheila Page kills her husband Barney. She wishes that... Continue Reading →

Narcissistic Behaviour versus Being a Narcissist/Having Narcissistic Personality Disorder

I was recently asked a question in a comment: "You mentioned in one of the steps about making sure they aren’t acting narcissistic versus being a narcissist. I searched on google, “what’s the difference between acting narcissistic versus being a narcissist or NPD.” No site made a separation between essentially stating you can’t act narcissistic... Continue Reading →

Making Connections

The other day I said - Ask Me Anything... Sometimes I say things and later regret saying them. There's one particular thing I say fairly regularly which I invariably end up regretting (this can be a good thing - for more on that just ask me about it). It took me awhile to notice that... Continue Reading →

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