The 5 Most Painful Things a Narcissist Will Do To You

As someone who has experienced a relationship with a narcissist, I can tell you that it can be an incredibly painful experience. Narcissists are known for their self-centered and manipulative behaviors, which can leave their partners feeling confused, hurt, and emotionally drained.

Here are the five most painful things a narcissist can do to you:

  1. Gaslighting: Narcissists are masters of gaslighting, a tactic where they manipulate their partner’s perception of reality. They will deny things they said or did, make their partner feel crazy, and twist the truth to suit their own needs. This can leave their partner feeling confused and questioning their own sanity.
  2. Silent treatment: When a narcissist doesn’t get their way or feels slighted in any way, they may resort to giving their partner the silent treatment. This can be incredibly painful, as it leaves their partner feeling ignored and rejected.
  3. Love-bombing and devaluation: Narcissists are known for their ability to love-bomb their partners, showering them with affection and attention. However, this can quickly turn to devaluation, where the narcissist will suddenly withdraw their affection and attention, leaving their partner feeling rejected and confused.
  4. Blame-shifting: Narcissists are not known for taking responsibility for their own actions. Instead, they will often shift the blame onto their partner or others, leaving their partner feeling guilty and ashamed.
  5. Emotional and verbal abuse: Narcissists may resort to emotional and verbal abuse to assert their power and control over their partner. This can include insults, belittling, and name-calling, leaving their partner feeling hurt and devalued.

If you are in a relationship with a narcissist, it’s important to recognize these behaviors and take steps to protect yourself. Remember that you deserve to be treated with respect and kindness, and that a healthy relationship is built on mutual trust and understanding. Don’t hesitate to seek help and support from friends, family, or a therapist if you need it.