Narcissists are especially susceptible because they view emotions as a sign of weakness and potential danger. Since they probably didn’t have much parental support or encouragement growing up, these adults have trouble expressing how they feel. In addition, they think that strength is necessary to get the respect of the people around them. After all, is there anything worse than lacking admiration and respect?
Narcissists are very sensitive to their image, so when you do silent treatment, they will probably feel like you’re not interested in them anymore. They’ll realize that you are trying to avoid them and that your silence is punishing them for something they did.
Being silent is often the last thing a narcissist wants you to do. Narcissists hate to be ignored or left alone, so they will react in ways you will never expect.
Here are 10 things narcissists do when you do the silent treatment.
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