A narcissist wants you to think and believe that they are all-powerful and omnipotent, and that nothing can ever impact that. But that is not the reality. The truth is, they do have buttons, and if and when pushed, they can elicit reactions that make them go nuts and crazy. Let’s try to talk about that in today’s article.
Number one: Do not take the bait when they are acting out.
Understand that a narcissist is a developmentally arrested child stuck in an adult’s body. Therefore, they have all the capabilities of an adult, but the emotional maturity of a child. This means that they will be aggressive, irrational, and project things. They will say things that are completely far away from reality. Which means that you cannot take them or what they say seriously. Why? Because whatever comes from their mouth has no true foundation, no true basis.
So, when they start throwing a tantrum, when they start acting out, you have to ignore them. Leave the room, take a shower, go out for a walk, or just focus on your project. Completely ignore them, because ignorance kills a narcissist’s ego. And if you successfully do it when they are acting out, when they want your reaction the most, when they want you to argue, when they want you to explain, when they want you to just get into the fight and basically wrestle with the pigs and get dirty, that is the point when you can give them the maximum injury by leaving the room, by clearly telling them that what they are saying and how they are behaving is completely unacceptable, and you are going to play no part in it. That is how you can create this perceptual distance and clearly send a message across that I am not going to take this BS from you.
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