Toxicity comes in as many shapes and sizes as there are humans. Antisocial, two-timing narcissists are best known for their selfishness. All their interest lies in their hunger for power, and they are prepared to go to any length to get it.
They are capable of relentlessly pursuing what they want without an iota of interest towards how they might be affecting those around them. They are so caught up in their own universe that they can be downright horrible for your wellbeing and not care at all.
In their malicious quest for power, they will use every trick available. Hopefully, you never have to encounter such a person in your life, but If you suspect you are being led on by someone who is such a terrible narcissist.
Here are eleven manipulation methods narcissists use to get inside your head!
A favorite habit of a narcissist is to make themselves feel great by pulling other people down. So they might start with treating you like a million dollars, but as soon as they have you they’ll be full of complaints. You will never be good enough for them because they’ll constantly pull you down.
Triangulating is a serious way of messing up your mind and making you doubt yourself. In any situation, they will bring in a third person to back their argument up- and they will corner you till you begin to suspect your own decisions.
The serious tell for any narcissist is their inability to keep their cool when they are not having their way. They are often extremely verbally oppressive , and they have the shortest fuse available on the market. Anything can blow them off, and they are nightmarish when they are angry.
4. Plays the victim
How does a narcissist get away with all the aggression and mistreatment though? They usually just love to play the victim- if they lost control it was your fault, if they were rude or hurtful it was unintentional, they didn’t mean it and they did it out of love and naivety.
5. Shames You
They are by default terribly sadistic. If a narcissist knows your weaknesses, believe me, they will bring it up at every chance to make you feel worse about yourself.
Gaslighting is the most terrible of all because they end up convincing you that all these signs, all their evil deeds are in your head. It makes you think you are crazy and that is very
dangerous because you lose your own ability of moral judgment.
They are selfish to the point where they would be willing to make you do things you do not want to do. They push you and make you do things you don’t want to just to keep them happy. Narcissists brainwash you into doing things just out of guilt and to make them happy.
8. Inappropriate behavior
They are extremely insensitive, sometimes deliberately so. By constantly hurting you, cracking jokes at your expense and making you feel small, they slowly suck away all your confidence till you cannot stand on your own feet anymore.
9. Monopolizing conversation
A sure sign of spotting a narcissist is by noticing how much time they spend talking and how patiently they listen. A narcissist is incapable of having a dialogue; they just speak at people and call it a conversation.
10. Name Calling
They will stop at nothing to prove their points as correct. They will hurt you at all the right places, and they will stoop as low as they can get just to get what they want.
The most convincing sign of a narcissist is that they will constantly put their insecurities and fears on you. If they are scared, they will blame you for making them scared even if you had nothing to do with it. To a narcissist, everything bad that happens to them is your fault.
So if you let such a person get into your head, they win and you lose. So if you relate to any of this content, take your bags and leave them right now!