Understanding how to make a narcissist fear you involves inflicting narcissistic injuries by targeting their vulnerabilities and removing their narcissistic supply. Narcissistic supply refers to anything that makes them feel worthy or validated. By employing the following strategies consistently, you can make the narcissist regret ever crossing your path.
- Withhold your attention
Narcissists crave attention and will go to great lengths to seek it. According to Melanie Tonia Evans, founder of the Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Program, your attention is a valuable narcissistic supply for them, whether positive or negative. By showing disinterest and refraining from providing admiration or validation for their self-centered narratives, you deflate their sense of importance. They will wonder why you no longer pay attention to them and fear losing their supply.
- Deprive them of empathy
Empathy is a trait narcissists exploit in others. They target empathetic individuals who can provide them with a constant source of positive energy. By withdrawing your loving kindness and refusing to be manipulated by their victimization tactics, you disrupt their ability to control your emotions. This leaves them feeling fearful and unable to fulfill their selfish needs.
- Display strength and confidence
Narcissists thrive on emotionally weakening their victims. Rebuilding your self-esteem, repeating affirmations, and interacting with confidence are powerful ways to make them fear you. When they realize their attempts to break you have only made you stronger, they become envious, insecure, and enraged. The fear of losing your presence intensifies as they realize you are no longer susceptible to their manipulative schemes.
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