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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

 

How Narcissists Play the Victim and Twist the Story

People with strong narcissistic tendencies are known for certain destructive social patterns. Anybody who has had the misfortune of dealing with these types of people may notice that whenever there’s a conflict or any type of disagreement, they tend to act in an abhorrent yet predictable manner. In this article we will explore the common behaviors and scenarios where narcissistic and otherwise toxic people (hereafter narcissists) play the victim and manipulate the narrative. Delusion and denial Narcissists can’t deal with reality because it contradicts what they want to be true, andRead More


How Narcissists Play the Victim and Twist the Story

Framing the story Narcissists also like to truncate the story and present only the bit where the aggrieved party reacted to their toxic behavior, framing it as if that’s where the story started (see picture). Or they twist it by using euphemisms and deceiving language (“I’m not controlling, I just want what’s best for you.”). For example, if a narcissist dislikes you and tries to bully you but you stand up for yourself, they will frame it as if they are the ones being a victim of bullying. In their narrative theyRead More