Let’s talk about the most effective ways to talk to and shut down a narcissist so you can tolerate their irritating and often hurtful behaviors.
What Hurts Narcissists the Most
Self-absorbed people are in constant need of validation that they are fabulous people.
If they don’t receive this validation, or someone questions their greatness, they often lash out.
The thing that hurts narcissists the most is when they are not acknowledged, or they are seen as just being an ordinary person like everyone else.
This typically causes them to have a strong reaction to try to elicit the engagement of the people around them. When this attempt fails, they often feel very hurt.