Aug 4, 2023
Crazymaking communication with a narcissist can be an incredibly frustrating and bewildering experience. Narcissists often employ manipulative tactics and gaslighting techniques to control and confuse their victims. They may constantly change the narrative, deny or distort reality, and make you question your own sanity. This crazymaking communication undermines your self-confidence and keeps you off balance, making it difficult to trust your own perceptions and judgments. The narcissist may engage in circular arguments, deflect blame, and use tactics such as projection or deflection to avoid taking responsibility for their actions. This constant manipulation and gaslighting can leave you confused, invalidated, and emotionally drained.
Furthermore, a lack of empathy and genuine understanding often characterizes crazymaking communication with a narcissist. Narcissists are primarily focused on their own needs, desires, and self-image. They may dismiss or trivialize your feelings, invalidate your experiences, and consistently prioritize their own agenda. Their communication style may be filled with condescension, criticism, and belittlement, designed to assert their superiority and maintain control. Engaging in healthy, constructive communication becomes nearly impossible with narcissists as they are more interested in maintaining their power and manipulating the situation to their advantage.
Recognizing the crazymaking communication patterns with a narcissist is a crucial step towards protecting your mental well-being. Remember, you cannot change a narcissist, but you can empower yourself to disengage from their toxic communication and prioritize your own emotional health.
In this episode, Lisa A. Romano the Codependency and Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Life Coach, explains 5 steps to help you better deal with crazymaking communication.
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