What Happens When You Ignore a Narcissist?

What happens when you ignore a Narcissist?


Today’s questions are asking, What happens when you ignore a Narcissist? How do narcissistic people react whenever you no longer give them the attention they crave? Perhaps you’ve been using the Grey Rock method or maybe going no contact. How do they react whenever you ignore them?

So to answer these questions, I’ll mostly be referring to what could be a romantic relationship. Even these things could apply to any kind of relationship with a narcissistic person. It could be with a parent, sibling, or even a friend. And at the end of the article, I’m going to talk about some of the common threads that run throughout the examples and the reasons behind them.

Characteristics of narcissism:

So just to remind you, Narcissism is often characterized by a sense of entitlement and there could be a lot of arrogance. They can be very self-absorbed. There’s a lack of empathy for others and being highly disagreeable and highly sensitive to criticism. There is also a constant need for validation and admiration from others. This admiration makes them feel important and cherished. Because they believe they are entitled to it, the loss of it can cause an ego wound, and they can react in different ways to try to get it back. Some of those reactions can be melodramatic, and some of them can even be abusive.

So, What happens when you ignore a Narcissist and when you no longer pay them any attention?

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