(Sorry about the size of the images; I simply copied the text on each one.)
It seems the assumption that behind closed doors PF would become even more deranged in terms of its treatment of members (and cult-ish behaviour in general) was spot on.
Someone who still has access to their account was kind enough to take screen shots and send them; they reveal what seems to be a complete lack of sanity.
First off, as seen below, a member wishing to leave and have their account deleted is immediately labelled an impostor and a narcissist/ sociopath/ psychopath, for merely stating they didn’t need the forum anymore.
Being myself is all I need to believe in. Please delete my account here at PF
I think you need to contact one of the administrators, @SmittenKitten or @Victoria or @Indie917.
Joined in July of 2013 and never posted until October of this year. Most of the posts don’t make sense.
Ah, secret nsp in our midst just looking for a reason to start shit to devalue our forum?
We’ve had a few of those, what I call “Sleeper Cells”, suddenly become active since we shut the doors.
Seriously, what kind of group outright accuses you of being the worst kind of person imaginable, just for saying you want to leave them? What kind of “sense” does that make? It’s obvious that these people are a joke, as a community anyway, and that they always have been.
If that is their methodology in recognising personality disorders, one that they were very keen on peddling to schools and psychology practices, allow me to assume they wouldn’t have been taken seriously.
Such is their conviction of unchallenged expertise that they aspired to spread it all over the world, only a few months ago.
And if you want to see something even sicker, look no further.
According to a group of devout PF members, a woman can be labelled a “narcissistic mother” for dying one day after her daughter, apparently, to … get attention. The posts below refer to the sad recent passing of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, both of natural causes, though it is quite clear that Debbie Reynolds’ death was accelerated by her daughter’s, which is not uncommon within families.
The high calibre humanists and sensitive snowflakes on PF somehow ended up seeing a grief-stricken mother as a “narc” who wanted to “steal her daughter’s moment of fame” by none other than dying.
Yeah, shoot me. Tell me I will burn in hell. Go ahead.
But I cannot help but be triggered by the outpouring of grief for the Hollywood star, Debbie Reynolds.
Sorry Carrie. You had your five minutes.
Sorry PF members. I’m feeling bitter.
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Do you see that Debbie Reynolds was a Narc Mother Charlie??
That’s what I think you mean. I must do some research.
It does seem odd she died only a day later taking all the attention of the headlines, so soon after Carrie.
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I actually thought the same thing. Deb just couldn’t let the spotlight be off of herself!
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I’m not sure further comments are even needed…
A big thank you to the member who sent this, as it is a very revealing “inside glimpse”. And though posting these screen shots here might be perceived as intrusive, we can’t forget that these people are playing with the personal details and even sanity of those they have lured.
Later edit: PF banning members for… liking another author, possibly seen as “competition”
Melanie Tonia Evans, also referred to as MTE for short (on their forum anyway) is an author exploring roughly the same topics as they do, from a personal perspective, apparently introducing too many nuances for their liking, versus the black and white view of human interaction they propose. Although her motivation is at least partially financial – which appears to be par for the course in this field – it seems extreme for PF to take such a strong stance that she can’t even be mentioned. After all, what are they selling, if not made-up solutions to the problems of those in need?
The following quotes are from a thread about her (sorry for posting them so late after they were sent), after having previously referred to one of her books as a resource, in 2011.
(…) So when I looked at Melanie Tonia Evans’ website I was already feeling skeptical about paying for reading materials. After all, there is a wealth of information here, on the internet, and also in Peace’s book, which I have read 3 times now.
I think that this site is the most helpful, the most supportive, and certainly understands what it means to be empathetic. I am so grateful for its existence.
I am amazed how many threads exist in this forum…!! I decided to do a search on Melanie Tonia Evans and see if anyone here has used her Narcissistic Recovery Program. I too was skeptical; after all, she was a victim who asked for a miracle, and had an epiphany. This is something ALL of us can ask for and receive in our own individual way, (free of charge).
I have a problem with receiving something FREE and then SELLING it (“buy the Truth and sell it not”)
(…) I may purchase it, and if I do, I will let everyone know how it worked.
For the newer members: MTE and SLC are not recommended by PF. There are some threads in the Meta sub-forum about them. Stick with the resources listed here.
MTE is Melanie Tonia Evans, who has a website charging victims of narcissistic abuse lots of money for taking her modules and online courses. Her approach also includes a lot victim-blaming and co-dependency claims along with what we call perpetrator-sympathisning in feeling pity for the abusers.
We don’t support MTE here and that’s why I referred to her regarding the link to the other site that was posted that has a similar style and approach o hers.
Of course… didn’t get anyone to take the bait and get into an argument, so threw this link in out of nowhere. This one couldn’t WAIT to get banned and is probably pissing himself while he ramps up another already-existing sockpuppet account.
Three of these posts stand out in my opinion – one claiming not to need other resources but PF, another mandating that members stick to the resources listed on the site and of course, the admin’s power trip display in the end, while banning someone suspected of trolling (I presume) for linking to MTE.
Also notice the language, the venom and contemplate being on the wrong side of PF staff, ever, even through a misunderstanding. Then contemplate having given them your most intimate details beforehand.