9 Tactics to Put Narcissists in their Place

9 Tactics to Put Narcissists in their Place


If there is a place where narcissists think they belong, it will be nothing else but at the top. However, this is not the case; it violates the notion that every human being is created equal. The very goal is to put every narcissist into the places they belong to, so we must open the narcissist’s eyes and guide them to their designated spot.

Here are 9 Tactics That Could Make That Goal Possible.

Number 1: Learning To Manage Emotions.

Narcissists focus on manipulating your emotions. They want to get affection from you, whether it’s through receiving admiration and love for their charming behavior or making you scared by their extreme outbursts. They aim to control your feelings and make them control you. That’s why it’s crucial to learn how to manage your emotions effectively. It’s a powerful way to assert yourself when dealing with narcissists. Although it may be difficult, once you master it, you become proactive instead of reactive. You can influence narcissists to act the way you want them to. When they see that you’re not reacting, it makes them realize that they aren’t as important as they believe.

Number 2: Agree To Disagree.

If you want to put a narcissist in their place, it’s best to agree to disagree. Don’t try to start a fight; instead, accept that you have different opinions. Arguments can be tiring for most people, but narcissists actually thrive on them. So, arguing with them would be pointless. Agreeing to disagree doesn’t mean you’re giving in to what the narcissist wants. It’s simply a way to let them know that you don’t want to argue anymore and that you won’t tolerate any more arguments. By agreeing to disagree, you’re indirectly telling the narcissist to keep believing what they believe, while you’ll stick to your own beliefs.

Number 3: Exercise Your Right.

By asserting your rights and desires in the way you want, you can make narcissists relinquish the control they think they have over you. Narcissists wrongly believe that they have more rights than you or others, even making you or others feel obligated to follow their made-up rules and expectations. However, rights are something that every person is born with. They belong to everyone, including you. All you need to do is exercise your rights in the way that feels right for you. It’s similar to standing up for your own opinion, but it also involves asserting your authority as an intelligent, knowledgeable, and capable human being.

Number 4: Use Indifference At Its Best.

If the goal is to put narcissists into their place, the best tactic is to be indifferent. Indifference is a powerful tool against bad behavior, even when it comes to narcissists. It means you ignore them and act uninterested in anything they say or do. Don’t give any other responses, as they only reinforce their negative behavior. In fact, it might even make things worse and escalate the situation. Narcissists especially crave acknowledgment and attention; they really want it. By withholding it, you put them in their rightful place. Once they realize they’re not getting what they want from you, they’ll stop and move on to someone else.

Number 5: Demand For Change.

If you want to improve the relationship, you need to ask for change and clearly express how you want things to move forward. Be firm in stating the terms of how you want to be treated. It’s important to ask for specific changes in behavior, if necessary. Also, let the narcissist know about the consequences if they don’t make any changes. Lay your cards on the table. For example, if the narcissist is always late for your dates or meetings, ask them to arrive a bit earlier and explain what will happen if they don’t. Be prepared to negotiate and find a compromise. The goal is to make the narcissist commit to making changes and put them in their place.

Number 6: Stick To The Facts.

Narcissists are really good at lying. They act like they’re better than everyone else, but it’s all just pretending. The best way to bring them down is to tell the truth. Narcissists often focus on things that happened in the past or have unrealistic ideas about the future. However, sticking to the facts will make them face the reality of the present, which is far from what they imagine. Facts are your best weapon in putting narcissists in their place. But facts can be easily clouded by emotions and doubts. So, only talk about what you need to talk about and don’t worry about whose fault it is. Don’t blame yourself. Lastly, don’t get defensive or give unnecessary explanations. Just stick to the facts.

Number 7: Break The Question To The Narcissist.

When you ask a narcissistic person about their claims or opinions, they often can’t provide any evidence to support their exaggerated statements. They usually back down because they don’t have anything to back up what they say. If you specifically question why they believe their opinions are facts, it throws them off balance. They’re not used to being questioned like that. You don’t have to be rude or confrontational to handle narcissists; it’s better to be polite and considerate. This approach actually exposes their fake behavior even more.

Number 8: Call On The Narcissist’s Behavior.

Narcissists don’t think about how their actions and behaviors impact you or others. They might not realize that their actions are inappropriate or bothersome, or they might know but assume no one will ever confront them about it. That’s why it’s important to speak up and address their behavior. However, it’s best not to do it angrily, meanly, or rudely. Instead, take them aside privately and explain how their behavior affects you and those around them. Humiliating narcissists in public might bring them down, but it also gives them an opportunity to play the victim.

Number 9: Open The Narcissist’s Eyes To Many Point-Of-Views.

It’s okay for smart people who are passionate about their opinions. But it’s a problem when narcissists think they know everything, even when they don’t, and try to force their opinions on others. To make narcissists realize that the world doesn’t revolve around them, it’s important to expose them to different perspectives.

We all know how narcissists have a self-centered and entitled attitude. Many of us have experienced the negative effects firsthand. Dealing with narcissists is challenging, but it’s possible. The tactics mentioned earlier can help put them in their place. If you found this video helpful, please show your support by liking and subscribing to this channel. Your support means a lot to us. Be sure to check out this amazing video right here.

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