How To Deal With A Narcissist
Narcissists are a beacon of
How to deal with a narcissist. Well, this stems from the tale in Greek mythology of Narcissus, who saw his reflection in a pool of water and fell in love with it and basically became a complete pain in the butt, couldn't stop looking at himself and became very boring. Now, we have mirrors and narcissists are still as boring. We all want to feel good about ourselves, but some people just take it too far. And they are a beacon of vanity, insecurity and neediness. So, there should be a warning label, "Do Not Indulge!" Now, there are two ways of dealing with a narcissist. One is pretty simple. But the first is, rather than indulging them or feeding their vanity, insecurity and general neediness, like Narcissus was, you actually talk to them about why they crave the attention, the fact of reassuring that they don't need to crave that attention. Now, some people can be helped. It can be a temporary thing that they felt insecure and they feel good about themselves. They need to feel good about themselves, I should say, and therefore they need compliments. But some take it too far. And you know what, if they won't change their behavior and they look in mirrors and any reflective surface all the time becomes almost farcically boring, then, you withdraw. Don't make a big statement and go off for a laugh, just quietly withdraw and let them get on with it. And they'll soon realize, one hopes they will, that they're going to be very isolated. The other option is really simple - you tell them to get knotted. That is, if they can bother looking at you because they are too busy looking in the mirror. Or say, they can tell them to get knotted by writing it actually on any mirror or reflective surface in their home or immediate vicinity. To be honest with you, they are a pit of neediness, of vanity, and insecurity which will drag you down and actually, that is pompous. An author explains how best to deal with narcissism. By understanding the narcissist feeds on attention, he explains that taking the attention away may help cure the narcissism.