Narcissists, oh boy, they love to talk, don’t they? Today, I want to dive into the world of narcissists and share six things that you can always expect to hear from them. And guess what? I’m going to break it all down for you in this article.
Now, let’s dive into the juicy stuff: six things you can absolutely count on a narcissist to say.
1. “I never said that.” (Gaslighting)
Ah, gaslighting, a favorite among narcissists. They use this tactic to destabilize you, making you question your own sanity. They want you to doubt your reality, manipulate you, and take control of your truth. But guess what? Setting boundaries is your first step in combatting this. Remember, don’t run, make a U-turn, and break free.
2. “You’re too sensitive.” (Diverting Blame)
Another classic move is to blame you for being too sensitive. They’ll invalidate your emotions and make it seem like it’s your problem, not theirs. It’s all part of their playbook to divert attention from their own behavior.
3. “Nobody else thinks that.” (Isolation Tactic)
“Nobody else thinks that,” they say. It’s a ploy to isolate you, making you believe they have an army of supporters. Don’t fall for it; you’ve got your own truth, and that’s what matters.
4. “You’re overthinking it.” (Diminishing Emotions)
When they tell you that you’re overthinking it, they’re dismissing your emotions. It’s their way of saying, “What you’re feeling doesn’t matter, and you’re irrational.” Trust your intuition; it’s often spot on.
5. “You’re just jealous.” (Deflection)
A close cousin to “You’re too sensitive,” this one deflects attention away from their actions and onto your supposed insecurities. They want to make you feel like you’re the one with the problem. But remember, your feelings are valid.
6. “You can’t live without me.” (Control Tactic)
Ah, the ultimate control tactic. They’ll try to make you believe that your very existence depends on them. It’s all about keeping you tethered to them. Spoiler alert: It’s not true. You can absolutely live without them.
Recognizing these patterns is the first step to empowerment. Trust yourself, trust your intuition, and know that you can break free from the grip of a narcissist. Spread the knowledge, share this article, and let’s grow and empower together. Remember, today is a great day to start negotiating your best life.