If you are here because Objectivists have abused you, my argument is that this domineering view of the mind that they have, in which the mind overwrites natural emotions, naturally leads to narcissistic abuse. Why would a person’s authentic feelings be given respect when those feely feelings can be all wrong and the ever-so-rational person who knows life better than you has determined that your emotions are wrong?
Abuse counselors describe that abuse is a product of a person’s moral framework, not their past trauma. Please, please see the work of abuse counselor Lundy Bancroft. And Objectivism most definitely is a moral framework. So understanding the Objectivist view on emotions is in your interest too, if you want to dismantle their toxic abuse and all others, as all abuse follows the same general pattern.