According to multiple sources, Black Friday turned deadly for one man who was killed while trying to stop the beating of a woman in one San Antonio Texas Walmart parking lot. The incident has left domestic violence advocates voicing concern over abuse education as they celebrated globally for White Ribbon Day. White Ribbon Day is a global day of awareness to end violence against women and girls.
Advocates suggest that a narcissistic abuser is the likely cause of the killing. Research conducted at Kent State by Psychologist Scott Keiller "suggests narcissists are more likely to commit domestic violence because of their egocentrism and lack of empathy." Victims advocates are calling upon lawmakers for more research into narcissism and narcissistic abuse identification by professionals citing that this form of abuse is usually psychological and doesn't leave a bruise.
Researchers look into narcissistic personality disorder
Researchers from Iowa State University propose a deeper look into narcissistic personality disorder stating that "evidence from four studies implicates an explosive mix of mistrust, anger, and, shame as core ingredients of narcissistic rage." In other words, there might not be any physical evidence to gather until it is too late to help victims of narcissistic abuse.
These abusers have "the need for revenge, for righting a wrong, for undoing a hurt by whatever means, and a deeply anchored, unrelenting compulsion in the pursuit of all these aims are the characteristic features of narcissistic rage in all its forms." Advocates suggest that the Good Samaritan was likely killed simply for being an obstacle in the path to destroying his target.
Advocates unite globally with a common message
Narcissistic abuse community leaders such as Debra Wright, founder of The War At Home Foundation in New South Whales, was once a victim herself. Her nightmare is far from over as she noted "It's a living nightmare and has infringed on every single aspect of my life. I have been divorced since 2010 and still it continues". As a result of the narcissist in her life, Wright, has been collaborating with advocates and victims globally hoping to spread awareness of narcissistic abuse.
Another Awareness advocate Lupe Gomez, from Chicago, runs the blog Narcissist Problems. Lupe runs support groups and spends most of her free time trying to reach victims stating that "not only is there a lack of awareness about narcissistic abuse, the information available to help support those being abused is being lost by junk articles being published by marketers as click bait.
Junk articles with bad advice create barriers
Narcissist Problems has stated that the community is being flooded with inaccurate information that can potentially be harmful to those struggling to leave abusive relationships." She then emphasized, "Narcissistic abuse is crazy making at its finest. Most of the time victims don't realize they are being abused until they find resources by doing a google search". Narcissist Problems has begun a campaign calling on all community leaders to join her by not allowing click bait to be shared in the community forums.
With the misinformation and the Black Friday shooting these advocates are in mourning stating that their efforts are taking one step forward and three steps back. They are convinced that if the woman being beaten or any professional in her life had asked the right questions or were able to find relevant resources then this narcissistic nightmare may have been avoided. #narcissisticabuse #Blackfridayshooting #Domesticviolence