It takes a lot of discipline to enforce No Contact and to keep it going. But we need discipline even more for those times when we come face-to-face with a narcissist. Because despite changing our phone numbers, changing jobs, moving houses, and blocking them on social media, unless we haven’t physically moved country and severed all connections with the narcissist, including any flying monkeys, there is a possibility that you will encounter that narcissist again. Then there are those who must deal with shared custody with a narcissist, working at the same job with the narcissist, going to the same gym, or attending any other social event where seeing the narcissist is inevitable. In these instances, how do we reduce the amount of narcissistic supply that we give? Or, in other words, how can we stop a narcissist from using us as fuel? I am going to explain what sort of interactions or modes of communication gives the most narcissistic supply and what provides the least. Welcome and shout-outs
Today is all about narcissistic supply and how to minimize the amount we provide. This information should be useful for any current or past narcissist. Because, as I mentioned before, dealing with a past narcissist is sometimes unavoidable. Running into an old narcissist can sometimes feel like an ambush, where they jump out of nowhere when you least expect it.
But whatever the case, our objective should be to limit the amount of narcissistic supply that they can get from us. What provides the most narcissistic supply? And the greatest amount of narcissistic supply a narcissist can get is usually when they are physically in our presence; second to that would probably be an article call. But narcissists love to be in close proximity to their victims. They always prefer face-to-face interactions, as it allows them to manipulate more effectively. And when we consider the fact that the narcissist is hungrily looking for the smallest morsel of fuel they can find, be it in what we say, how we look at them, or our overall body language, they are able to garner more when we are physically within their reach. And the narcissist is hoping that your emotional thinking and a need to be polite will drive you to acknowledge them and even have some form of basic interaction with them.
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