There is a guy from my Sz group who has been around just bragging it up. I don’t do well with this constant level of bragging. It really does feel like bullying after a while… (I just have to come around one more time and tell you that I’m better then you in every way.) It makes me nauseous and I end up blocking them out. I just feel queazy around over the top braggers.
I asked the forum for an idea and gotten some reading and I was sure he was just demigod narcissistic. My sis held fast and firm to the belief of him being symptomatic.
I threw her lack of mental illness in her face. I told her that I’M the one with Sz not her… so I KNOW this guy is just being a narcissist demigod. She was still convinced he was displaying signs of crumbling… and against my request… she continued to offer the hand of friendship. She did distance herself, but she said she could still be nice to this person. I really wanted this guy to just go far far away.
He is a very fit guy, but he is NOT a swimmer. Three times he has come to the pool where my sis works and hasn’t listened to my sis and three times he’s almost drowned and three times my sis and the other guards have had to do a rescue.
Yesterday was the third rescue and it was bad enough that they called 911 and he got taken to hospital for drowning observation (make sure there is no water in the lungs). We were thinking that he would probably be observed for other conditions and admitted. But no. He was checked out as physically fine, and released.
Last night, he’s pounded on our door and said that he is SO MAD at my sis for pulling him out of the water and putting him in the hospital that he will never speak to her again. Two weeks ago, this would have been the music to my ears.
Now that I see he thinks he can walk on water, and stop cars with the power of his mind, he’s above the law, he’s immune to physical injury… he’s going to get seriously injured if not dead. Now I’m actually worried for the guy and I wish there was a way to help him. Now I’m wishing there was a way to help out.
I also feel very bad for being a jerk to my kid sis. I’ve written this lesson down… just because someone hasn’t suffered from SZ doesn’t mean they can’t recognize suffering in others.