Narcissists are all about Control and one of the ways they get control and maintain the control is by playing mind games. Or in other words Mental Manipulation. Some of their mental manipulations can be subtle but it is still harmful and unacceptable. Because the Narcissist’s mind games are usually meant to devalue you and confuse you. At the end of the day, everything the Narcissist does is with the intent to mess with your mind. They want you to be in a state of confusion and uncertainty. But above all they want you to be convinced that you are the problem.
So, today’s article is about some subtle or underhanded tactics used by Narcissists to manipulate you. Their aim is to mentally assault you and leave you unsure about what to do or what to believe. These tactics can leave you second-guessing yourself as to whether the Narcissist has bad intentions or not. I will also briefly address the Narcissist’s response when you try to address these issues with them.
4 Underhanded Tactics Used by Narcissists
I have 4 Subtle manipulation tactics used by Narcissists to harm you and these are not the usual, such as, triangulation, silent treatments, mirroring, ghosting, etc.
And the first one is that the Narcissist would use Humour as a weapon.
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