Today, I am going to talk about the power of silence and the three things that make your silence powerful. Silence in the right places, around the right people, and with the right attitude can be a very powerful disposition.
Narcissists are known for their silent treatments, which are very manipulative, as they are used to punish and hurt others. However, silence can also be used to protect oneself. When we use silence against a narcissist, it is to protect our peace, our sanity, and avoid drama. The only thing we should want a narcissist to do is leave us alone. That is why silence is one of the most effective methods that can be used to defeat a narcissist and even uncover future narcissists or other toxic individuals who may not have our best interests at heart. That is why who we are silent around is important, as well as our attitude.
Silence with positivity or tranquility is what we should be aiming for. Because if we are silent but tense or visibly angry, the narcissist can and will feed off that negativity. Silence can say so much, and being accompanied by a negative attitude will not benefit our emotional health. And if it is done around the narcissist, they will know that they are the cause of our negativity, which means there is still an emotional investment there, that they can manipulate.
But if we are, what I call, cheerfully silent, meaning there is no negativity, and we are able to ignore the narcissist and not be bothered by their presence or what they say, this is when the narcissist knows they have lost us. The peace or joy that we have, accompanied by our silence, is what will disarm the narcissist. And there are still more benefits to being silent, which is what I want to get into today. So, I have three more reasons why silence is the key to protecting us from narcissists and how it can also help us to detect any new narcissists or toxic individuals who may come along later on.
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