7 warning signs that you’re being manipulated by a narcissist

Misty Renee Posted 10 months ago
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Don't let yourself get brainwashed.

We all have a certain negative connotation attached in our mind with the word ‘narcissist’. And we assume that if we ever came across one, we wouldn’t even give them a second look, let alone allow them to be a constant part of our lives. However, in reality, it’s not always easy to identify someone as being a narcissist. And in some cases, even when we’ve identified someone close to us as one, we’re just not ready to accept it.

One of the main traits of a narcissist is selfishness. All their words and actions seem to be motivated only by what they think is most beneficial for them, not what they think is beneficial for everyone around them. And no matter how hard you try, no matter how much love and affection you give them, it’s unlikely that you will ever be able to change them.

If you have to keep your physical, emotional, and mental well-being intact, then it is essential for you to remain far away from such people. A Narcissist tends to employ very clever but hurtful tactics with the people around them. If you suspect that someone around you is acting this way, then look out for these 7 warning signs:

  1. Aggression

Psychologists have been trying to research the specific traits and characteristic associated with narcissistic personalities since a long time now. And their results have revealed a strong association of narcissists with behaviors related with verbal and physical aggression, as well as the inability to control their emotions and feelings. While physical aggression is very easy to identify, there are some forms of psychological aggression that are not as easily understood but still cause much harm to the people facing it. These include threats, intimidation or making someone feel scared, condescending language or tone, withholding financial, physical or emotional support, trying to control someone’s behavior, and pressurizing someone into things they don’t want to do. If you have been facing any of this with someone close to you, realize your worth and try to get out of this relationship safely. You deserve better than this!

  1. Projection

If you ever feel like they’re acting weird or accuse them of doing something wrong, they reflect on it only to start blaming you for their behavior. They start projecting their own wrong traits and characteristic on you because obviously, they perceive themselves to be completely flawless. - Continue reading on the next page