one thing i would be wary of is that the self reporting of these events in someone with an abuse history may be disroted. i often feel like i am exaggerating my experences for sympathy. i do not know if that is true but because my abuser went to prison i do have an objective standerd to compare it to-even if they din't get everything "right" (because i was saying things there was no accepted proof for-Something one of the article mentions is that a person who identifies with victimhood might exaggerate their experience if it will get them sympathy and get them off the hook or whatever.
they could not identify certan people, the images were blurred, and what not.) the measure of objectevevty still shows that that was what happened. and yet i may come here or talk of i and then i go "well that's me too. i think i'm a victim and horrible. and i exegerate for sympathy." so you need to be careful of whether or not this is a real thing for you-
that you are exaggerated for sympethy. or whether or not you are just saying your experences and then minemizing them after ward. oviously that you are reflecting upon your behavhier is a good thing. no matter whether you were doing this or not-but be careful with this not to allow it to influence your actual truth.
my self being cluster b it is often so easy of me to insist that every thing is just a product of my pathology and i am actually evil and bad. and i have "proof" because i have a diagnosis of a "difficult" persenality disorder. but how much of that is what i report as that i am being a victim and being looking for attention and things.
and of course comparing this to the simple fact that: (and this is hard for many people) wanting attention itself is not inherently negetive. it is how you go about identefying this need and achieving that goal in posetive ways. that you do not demand and manipulete and exaggerate and what not. but wanting attention it self is not bad because all human beings want attention.
we are social animals, that is what our brains are meant to be doing: connecting. talking. listening. existing together.