The best way to deal with a narcissist family member is to stay as far away from them as possible. If you choose to try and communicate with them, do so in a one-on- one setting where you both have to be involved. If they are being arrogant and rude, do not engage in the conversation, but rather walk away. It is impolite to speak when someone is feigning ignorance, but if you must say something, express your discomfort with the situation by stating that this is not a good example for their children. The best thing you can do is ignore the narcissist and hope that they eventually get bored and go away. Most narcissists do not know how to interact with people who are not in their social circle and will eventually leave you alone.
What to say to disarm a narcissist?
Its difficult to disarm a narcissist. There is no reasoning or talking to change their mind and set things straight, because they dont see it that way.Your best bet would be to stay calm and collected, but respectful and loving at the same time. Let them know you understand where they are coming from, without giving up on yourself or your feelings.Showing that you are still strong and confident will make them feel insecure and small, which is the exact opposite of what we want!They should be the one to come out of this after a few weeks or months feeling more powerful and in control, not you!
How do you outsmart a narcissist?
There is no way to outsmart a narcissist. They only see things from their perspective and are totally convinced of their superior intelligence and moral superiority. The best you can do is try to survive their attacks by being as malleable as possible and always trying to put them in the best possible light. The only way to outsmart a narcissist is to walk away and never look back.
What are the signs of a narcissistic family?
The Narcissistic Family:1. Is filled with fear and jealousy.2. Criticizes, insults, and demeans you.3. Coerces you into feeling inadequate.4. Doesn’t trust your feelings or decisions.5. Belittles you in front of others, even to the point of laughing at you behind your back.6. Controls every aspect of your life, from what you wear to who you talk to to when and where you eat, sleep, or spend your time.7. Makes decisions without consulting you or giving you a voice in the decision making process- even if it relates to your health or welfare.8. Creates a sense of chaos and mistrust with their family by blaming everyone else for their own mistakes, faults, and problems-even if there’s proof that the problem isn’t really theirs in the first place (Facebook stalking is a common example).9. Is possessive and jealous of both physical space and emotional intimacy with anyone else in the family that they view as being more special than them (this includes children).10. Asks many questions but rarely listens to the answers they’re given unless they can be turned into a means of controlling their family members in some way (disapproving of something they say or do, squinting at them or shaking one finger at them, interrupting them mid-sentence).
What a narcissist does to a family?
A narcissist is someone who is obsessed with their own self-importance and achievements, but who lacks empathy and understanding of others. As a result, they can be extremely abusive towards their family and friends.The narcissist will put the needs of their own ego above those of anyone else. They will expect that everyone should always be available to serve them and listen to them without ever offering any advice or perspective. They are very aggressive, direct, and in your face with this behavior.They can also be manipulative and deceitful, as they will do anything to get what they want, including bull rushing people or lying to get what they want. They don’t think before they act, are impulsive, and don’t understand self-control. This can result in them being very dangerous when angry or frustrated.