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Dealing with a narcissist


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Dealing with a narcissist and narcissistic behavior is a significant challenge both personally and professionally. Narcissistic behavior manifests in various, not always overt, forms. The first step is becoming aware of the fact that you're dealing with a narcissist. The key characteristic is the absence of an emotional connection. If you're dealing with someone who seems to have a sixth sense, you may later realize that your emotions have been manipulated, and you only saw their outward mask.

Sooner or later, you become aware that you're dealing with manipulation and that you've completely crossed your boundaries. Once you're more conscious of this, taking action is the next step in dealing with a narcissist. How do you handle this narcissistic behavior when you're still in a relationship or working in an environment where suppression occurs? How do you ensure that you step out of this emotional manipulation?

Dealing with a Narcissist in 7 Steps:

  1. The first step is becoming conscious of the narcissistic behavior. You recognize the patterns and know that things haven't been right for a while. One characteristic is that even with this insight, you might doubt your feelings.

  2. After becoming aware of the narcissistic behavior, rationalizing your emotions is crucial. You can't control what people do, but you can control your mindset. Know what you want from the relationship personally or professionally and set your boundaries. This contributes to dealing with a narcissist.

  3. Take time for yourself to figure out what you want and create a list of values you stand for, including the pros and cons. Ensure you have moments of peace for more clarity in your personal situation.

  4. If you have personal or professional contact with a narcissist, it's essential not to delve too deeply into details during communication moments. Engaging in details can lead you into a vicious cycle.

  5. Stay out of the details based on intervention level. Let me explain with an example: if the narcissist plays on emotions by negatively portraying a colleague, affecting the team, focus on the process rather than the content. Switching intervention levels makes narcissists disengage because they don't want to be exposed.

  6. Keep your emotions in check when triggered. This is also crucial in dealing with a narcissist. When you're triggered, you're off balance and want to get out of the situation as quickly as possible. If you're alone, breathe deeply to experience the emotions and gain calm. Try to control your emotions during the conversation because you know the remarks have nothing to do with you and everything to do with the other person.

  7. Understand that wherever you are in this process, it's always about standing up for yourself from a deeper level. Put yourself first. It's about self-love and how you treat yourself. That's also why narcissistic behavior comes into your life.

Handling a narcissist:

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