You may have noticed that your friend is acting differently, and you suspect they are being abused by their intimate partner. Help them to realize they’re in a relationship to be happy, to smile, and to make good memories, not to be constantly upset, to feel hurt, and to cry.
People who struggle with the victim mentality are convinced that life is not only beyond their control, but is out to deliberately hurt them.
How to starve a narcissist:
– No emotions.
– No responses.
– No interactions,
– No contact.
If narcissists are not empathetic, then how could they ever act like they are? Isn’t this how empathy works? To be aware of and to choose your actions based on someone else’s feelings? Well, yes, and no.
Triangulation is the way the narcissist maintains control and keeps you in check — you’re so busy competing for his or her attention that you’re less likely to be focusing on the red flags within the relationship or looking for ways to get out of the relationship.
― Shahida Arabi
As the name suggests, a covert narcissist always tries to control people covertly, and most of the time you won’t even realize it.
Relationships are considered transactions and work for narcissists as long as they’re getting their narcissistic supply.
Being on the receiving end of manipulation can feel awful, but if you decode how manipulative people try to control you, it gets easier to deal with them.
The method of casting shame allows a narcissist to feel superior while minimizing any impact the other person might have. It also serves as a way of discounting any future comments the other person may use to embarrass the narcissist.
The maneuvers they’re pulling on you to scam you back into a relationship with them.