3) The Wily Narcissist
These people are generally more threatening than subtle narcissists but their actions might seem very insignificant.
They will insult you but make it look like they’re complimenting you. They will constantly make insinuating remarks that are extremely destructive to a person’s self-confidence as well as their reputation.
But they work on an almost cerebral level. If you are not sure what they mean, have someone who cares for you take a look at the situation.
An outsider will be more capable of giving you proper perspective in this regard. It is better still if you know that they are first and foremost concerned about your happiness and well-being.
So, if someone who has always been there for you tells you that you missed something, pay attention to them and examine all the possibilities.
This has been mentioned before and it might seem like old and staid advice but really the most effective thing you can do is distance yourself.
It is easier said than done to walk away from someone who has stabbed you in the back but it is better than entering the fray just to have the whole thing be turned against you.
This might be hard to accept but it is true that narcissists are brilliant at putting up false appearances. They’ll do whatever they can to make sure that all the blame falls on the victim so they can leave scot-free.
Always be ready to listen when a friend tells you to be careful around someone. Even if you are not victim falling prey to their abuse, even if they are good to you, investigate the matter thoroughly.
This is best for you because you can never really know when a narcissist is going to look at you and decide that you will be their next victim.
Again, letting go of someone is something that is also easier said than done, especially when they are fully tangled up in your life.
This is especially difficult when the abuser is a member of your family or a close friend.
It is a painful thing to be hurting when even your own family do not even consider the possibility of that person doing this to you. But stay calm.
If you manage to keep your cool and maintain your distance from that narcissist, they will definitely slip up and show the world their true nature.
But for that to happen, do not let them gain any sort of hold over you. They’ll want to create some drama so just look as dull as you can in front of them.
The best way to punish these people is by showing them that their actions are not affecting you. Either way, it is best to live life as well as you can for your own sake.
There is nothing more painful to a narcissist than to see their victim be happy and successful. The lack of control they have over the victim’s life will be enough to make them go insane with anger.
I hope you have got clear understanding of the three types of narcissists and how to deal with them. Share you thoughts in comments below.