Anger in the Aftermath of a Narcissistic Relationship
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Ok – Let’s talk the brain and neuroscience.
From a neurobiological standpoint, revenge and retaliation involves the insular cortex (i.e., bodily sensations, action, pain), portions of the prefrontal cortex, and the reward system (Chester & Dewall, 2016; Emmerling et al., 2016). With the involvement of those areas (and a few more) a person feels the sensations of pleasure and relief after an act of retaliation. To put it bluntly, it feels good!