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5 Tips To Protect Yourself from a Narcissist

If you are here today, chances are that you have a narcissist in your life. It’s common, and this narcissist can be in your social circle, in your family or your friends. Now having a narcissist in your circle isn’t the problem because these people are so self-involved that they are harmless.

Protect Yourself from a Narcissist

But, if you ever try to make them feel inferior or if you hurt their sentiments, intentionally or unintentionally, things can get worse for you. Because when a narcissist is threatened by someone in any way, he turns out to be the worst of all revenge takers.

To sum up these people, three simple words can be used. Those words are, “self loathing, thin skin, egoistic”. All these people do is that they try to project their guilt and their bad feelings on others, and on top of everything, they try to find scapegoats for the feelings they feel.

Now, coming back to the topic of today, if you want to know what else can you do other than ignoring a narcissist then yes, you are at the right place today.

Today we are here with a few tips that will help you in protecting yourself from a narcissist. So, make sure to take notes because this article will actually come in handy to you in your dealings within your circle.

1] Ignore

Of course, the first thing you need to try is to ignore the narcissist. It’s just like dealing with a bully. When you ignore a bully and give no reaction, this gives him no satisfaction, and that’s exactly what we are talking about here.

All you have to do is to ignore the other person and avoid responding. Once you do that, he/she will find someone else to pick on.

2] Don’t fight

Don’t justify or defend your actions because you might end up getting really angry. A narcissist will always make sure to bring others down for his own satisfaction, and that’s what you have to avoid. The less you respond to such people, the better it is for your own mental health and stability.

3] Understand their criticism

People aren’t born narcissists, in fact, it’s the surrounding and the other people around them that make them this way. You just have to understand the reason behind their criticism.

Don’t ever personalize what is being said to you by a self loathing person. You don’t want to be someone who goes into complex just because of a comment passed by a narcissist.

4] Cut off

If you aren’t the kind of guy who can take someone’s criticism knowing that the other person is doing it on purpose to bring you down then the wiser thing to do is to cut off from such people completely. Just finish all your contact with this person if you don’t want that kind of negativity in your life.

5] Believe in what you feel

Your body will tell you automatically when something isn’t right or if someone has bad intentions for you. Just listen to your body and make sure to understand it. Once you do that, you will start dealing with narcissistic people in a better way.


These are some of the best tips to protect yourself from a narcissist. So, use the tips we just mentioned and make sure to use them when you are with such kind of a person.

Just remember one thing that you should never compromise on your peace of mind. If someone is trying his best to disturb that peace of yours, just get rid of him/her asap.

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Michael Austin

Michael Austin is a Internet Entrepreneur, Blogger, Day Dreamer, Business Guy, Fitness Freak and Digital Marketing Specialist. He also helps companies to grow their online businesses.

1 Comment

  • I can totally relate on this. I didn’t know that I grew up with a narcissist parent until just recently. Sadly, there seems to be no awareness about this kind of personality disorder here in the Philippines. It was hard growing up, there were so many things I needed to learn while not having a role model in the family. I had to learn things outside our household e.g. my friends’ households.