When you feel bad your mind continues to focus on all the parts of your life that seem to not be working. Then you feel even worse. This all continues until you wake up to the fact that your self-image is just a mental idea. It is just a concept; a creation of the mind. It is not actually you but rather it is how you think you are.- http://www.selfhelp-spirituality-selfesteem.com/human-shadow(Brett Walker. ☚)
For every identity which the Narcissist discards, they create a new one, which is usually the old identity starting from scratch in the hopes of getting it right this new time around. They move in a perpetual cycle of repetition.