Suppose, by any chance, you know someone with narcissistic traits. Have you ever noticed them repeating certain words in a conversation? If you haven’t, give it time, and you will eventually figure out a narcissist’s favorite words that they often use repeatedly. If you pay attention, these words will help you know what’s happening in the narcissist’s head. You can also use this information to identify whether or not you are dealing with a narcissist. Today, you will learn the 10 most commonly used words by narcissists.
Number one: “I.” By definition, narcissists are people who always look at themselves, which means they are always talking about their lives. It doesn’t even matter if they are successful or unfortunate. What matters is that they can make everything about themselves. Considering that fact, we can agree that it is natural for them to use the word “I” a lot of times, right? Narcissists use this word frequently, often referring to themselves in the third person and as powerful entities or forces that mere mortals cannot ignore. Yes, they are the type of people you will mostly find annoying and full of themselves. Once you notice someone you know acting like this, you might be in denial. After all, it’s a given that dealing with this kind of trauma is challenging but necessary. Take your time and confront narcissists if you have enough strength and courage to fight against them. But always remember to keep it at your own pace.
Number two: “you.” The word “you” refers to someone else, which you’ll hear often from narcissists constantly criticizing others. Narcissists use this word to belittle those around them, especially the victims. They may also use it to manipulate others into doing things for them or giving them what they want. Narcissists also use this word as a way to get your attention. Seeing that they are attention seekers, you will often hear them refer to you as “hey you” when walking in the halls of your school or even in the streets. It’s not a big deal if they don’t know you. What’s essential is that they will feel powerful for getting your attention with just one word. They might also use this word to make you believe their mistakes are yours, saying things like, “It’s because of you that I did this.” But you have to let yourself become aware that these are all lies. Their actions aren’t a part of your responsibilities, and if ever they push this narrative on you, remember that you are only allowed to bear the burden of your actions, not theirs.
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