9 Things Narcissists Like To Say

In relationships, particularly those that are emotionally abusive, certain phrases become weapons of manipulation and control. Narcissists, known for their lack of empathy and an inflated sense of self-importance, often use specific statements as tools to belittle and control their partners. These phrases serve to distort reality, undermine self-esteem, and shift blame away from their own unacceptable behavior. This article explores nine common phrases used by narcissists to manipulate and gaslight their victims. By recognizing these patterns, individuals can better protect themselves from emotional abuse and reclaim their sense of reality and self-worth.

1. “You’re too sensitive.”

Narcissists love to tell people that they are too sensitive. This allows them to shrug off accountability for their actions. Also, it makes the other person doubt themselves. This type of abuse is a form of gaslighting. You are not too sensitive; you just want to be treated with love and respect, that you deserve. There’s nothing wrong with that.

2. “Stop being melodramatic.”

Narcissists enjoy telling people that they are being melodramatic. But you’re not being overly dramatic because you have feelings about the horrible way they treat you. The reason why narcissists do this is because it allows them to control your reactions. By telling you that you’re overreacting or taking things the wrong way, the narcissist doesn’t have to be accountable for their bad behavior.

3. “Don’t be crazy.”

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