How To Deal With A Narcissist

Dealing with an individual with a narcissistic personality disorder is difficult. Even if someone doesn't have an official diagnosis, they can still have narcissistic traits that can be challenging to any relationship. Whether it’s a spouse or a child, it doesn’t matter, as the self-absorbed nature of this individual makes it extremely difficult for them to see things through another person's eyes. They may exaggerate their talents, only want to socialize with individuals they perceive to be at the same caliber, make others feel inferior in their presence, and have a high sense of self-worth. The goal is to stay positive and understand their minds don’t think the way many others do. True, everyone has some narcissistic tendencies, but narcissists take it to the extreme.

Maintain A Positive Attitude


When someone is putting you down or making you feel inferior, it’s hard to keep a positive attitude. Keep reminding yourself a narcissistic brain is not wired correctly. Their high sense of self-worth is not meant to put you down but is typically meant to compensate for their low self-esteem. Ever hear the saying 'There’s a fine line between love and hate?' Many narcissists have a poor self-image and puff themselves up by making others feel less than. Maintaining a positive attitude can be downright challenging. You may want to scream, throw things, and show anger. However, it is beneficial to learn to smile and combat their negativity with positive energy.

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