Learning to listen to myself makes me better able to see that there are good, strong, valuable things about me that the narcissist claimed for himself or herself. Only a wounded person—the narcissist—would be able to claim what was mine without caring how it would hurt me.
My deeper self is is always accessible to me. This is one of the truest gifts of my recovery.
Adapted from Surviving the Narcissist: 30 Days of Recovery