You Can Conquer Any Narcissist With These 10 Simple Tactics
The sooner you realize that the narcissist in your life is not going to change, the more time and energy you’ll be able to save and spend somewhere else. You simply cannot continue to make excuses to justify their behavior.
They don’t respect you. They don’t even recognize you as an individual with emotions. Their lack of empathy leads to an unapologetic misunderstanding of your needs and perspective. Once their anger is triggered by the tiniest thing, all hell breaks loose. Insults, confrontations, and silent treatment are regular occurrences. Such behaviors are natural to them, and so, they see no fault in it.
I repeat, the narcissist in your life is not going to change. The sooner you know this, the sooner you know peace. Conventional wisdom will tell you that distancing yourself from them is the best way to handle such people, but what happens when that person is a close member of your family or your boss at work? Surely, disowning family members and quitting jobs can’t be the “best way” to handle such situations. Besides, they’re everywhere, and you can’t keep running from every workplace. The most effective solution is to stand your ground and beat them at their own game.
Before embarking on this journey, however, I must warn you that while the methods I’m about to share are simple in theory, implementing them will not be a walk in the park. You will encounter serious resistance that will wear you out. In the end, though, if you’re able to follow through, the benefits will change your life.
Based on experience, here are 10 simple tactics I’ve used to conquer the narcissists in my life:
1. Call them by their name
There’s something very personal about calling someone by their name. If you can look a narcissist in the eye, and call them by their name when you speak to them, it’s an indication that you’re not afraid and can’t be intimidated.
This makes you stand out from their other victims. Confidently repeating their name often throughout a conversation is sure to throw them off their game.