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COMMUNICATING WITH A NARCISSIST



When communicating with narcissists, it's important to remember that they thrive on attention. Disengaging is often the best strategy because positive responses can feed their inflated sense of self, while negative responses might lead to defensive attacks or stonewalling. As overcomers in Him, navigating these interactions can be challenging but not impossible.


One effective method to handle interactions with narcissists is by maintaining a healthy distance. Limiting the amount of personal information you share and keeping your emotions in check can help prevent them from manipulating or gaslighting you. By creating boundaries and sticking to them, you can protect your mental and emotional well-being.


Another technique that can be useful is the Gray Rock method. This involves becoming as uninteresting and unresponsive as a gray rock, making yourself a less enticing target for the narcissist's manipulation. By focusing on neutral topics and not engaging in emotional responses, you can avoid being drawn into unnecessary conflict.


Scriptures can provide guidance and strength in dealing with difficult relationships, including those with narcissists. Verses like Proverbs 22:24-25, which caution against making friends with a hot-tempered person, and Matthew 5:39, which encourages turning the other cheek, can offer wisdom and perspective in handling challenging interactions.


Remember, it's essential to prioritize your own well-being and mental health when dealing with narcissists. Seek support from trusted friends, family, or a therapist, and rely on your spiritual foundation to navigate these challenging relationships with grace and strength.


(For more on this, see my post on FB and IG for 5/30/24)


Love & blessings!  

Connie Dunn, BSN, RN, NC-BC, BC-MHC

Board Certified Trauma Informed Positive Psychology Nurse Coach, Christian Mental Health Coach (American Academy of Christian Counselors), Narcissistic Abuse Specialist, Somatic Experiencing & Brainspotting Practitioner


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This is great information! I’ve done both positive and negative feedback and you are spot on with the reactions. I was frustrated in a recent text conversation I had to bring up related to a common required task and called him out on his bs and he immediately gave me introductions on what not to do and what to do moving forward and stonewalled me! It is sad that I am slightly amused at his tactic! But I’m removed from the situation and can see him so clearly now! Thank you for your help always!!!!

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Thank you lady! Yes... When we understand what is actually happening, a shift happens that transforms us from victims to empowered Overcomers who can even find their behaviors comical.

You got this!

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