Vindictive Narcissism

A primer in malicious acts of cruelty

Rev. Sheri Heller, LCSW, RSW
ILLUMINATION-Curated
7 min readJul 29, 2023

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Photo by Klara Kulikova on Unsplash

Contemplating revenge or retaliating against those who have wronged us is bound to seep into consciousness at some point in life. After all, managing hurt and conflict by imagining avenging scenarios is a natural, albeit primitive aggressive impulse. The more disregulated and enraged one is, the more likely these spiteful fantasies will take on an obsessive…

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Rev. Sheri Heller, LCSW, RSW
ILLUMINATION-Curated

Complex trauma clinician and writer. Survivor turned thriver, with a love for world travel, the arts and nature. I think outside the box. Sheritherapist.com