A narcissist can use every type of manipulation to get you to stay; to avoid them, here are 8 effective ways you can get a narcissist to leave you alone!
We meet countless people in our lifetime. We end up establishing some sort of relation with people with whom we associate ourselves. But quite often, we come across narcissists who tend to make our lives more and more toxic with every passing day. But you’re not the only one. A lot of people run into such relations without any prior knowledge. But there’s nothing to worry of course. Follow these easy steps to know exactly how to get a narcissist to leave you alone.
So What Exactly Is Narcissism?
The word narcissism comes from the ancient Greek “Narcissus” (an individual who fell in love with his own image reflected in the water). It is defined as excessive admiration of one’s self and their attributes. In modern psychology, it is labeled as a mental ailment namely “Narcissistic Personality Disorder”, and it affects many people across the globe. The instability in emotions and body-language brought about this ailment ranges from being mild to consequentially harmful.
What Are The Symptoms Exhibited By A Narcissist?
- They Feel Entitled
Narcissists always expect you to do as they desire or instruct. They feel that the world revolves around them and wants you to behave in a certain way. A way which would fulfill their ego or satisfy their false sense of authority. Often, it becomes frustrating to tackle such behavior.
- Overly Opinionated
Narcissists tend to believe that the way they perceive the world is absolute. That all other perceptions are flawed and ignorant. They are so unwilling to compromise on their prejudice, that arguments seem like a war to them. They feel offended and often threatened when faced with criticisms.
- Low Emotional IQ
Almost all narcissists have this particular trait in common. It stems from their lack of empathy and compassion. The absolute nature of their mentality has brought about a sense of doubt and hatred towards people around them. They pay no attention to your emotional state and don’t care how you feel. They expect you to handle your emotions all by yourself and maintain the desired level of control. They tend to react violently on petty things, but expects you to optimize the emotional tension in the relationship.
- They Take You On A Guilt Trip
Narcissists blame you for everything that goes wrong. Even when it’s clearly their fault, they will point fingers at you, shoving all the burden on your shoulders. As a result, anyone in a relationship with them starts developing a sort of guilt complex. They begin to doubt their own sense of right and wrong. In the wrong run, it develops into a mental ailment altogether. Even then, the narcissist feel no regret for their act. The blame game continues, thus leaving you in an emotionally scarred state.
- They Threaten You Quite Often
In case you try to win an argument with a narcissist, they simply threaten you to the point that you’re forced to coil back into your shell of submission and blind obedience. The adverse effects of this include perpetuation of the suffering and regret on your part for being stuck in a never-ending vicious cycle of toxicity. Narcissists have no regard for logic. Their baseless arguments are fueled by vanity and prejudice. They will threaten you by saying “If you say one more word, I’ll leave”, “Say a word and I’d beat the hell out of you”, etc, just to end the argument and claim victory for themselves.
- Their Mood Swings Violate All Common Sense
Narcissists can be very enticing. They’ll lure you into believing that they have unconditional affection for you and that you mean the world to them. They’ll device all possible ways to hypnotize you into their trap. And then all of a sudden, you’ll find them acting cold. Out of nowhere, their attitude takes a complete 180 degree turn. You’ll be perplexed by such an unprecedented change. But unfortunately, you’re reaction won’t change anything. Even if you try to make things better, they’d stick to their temperament. Narcissists play by their rules, and expects you to accord with their fleeting whimsical nature.