Strategies to handle the narcissist (1)

Strategies to handle the narcissist

I have talked about how hard it can be to have someone close who you feel drains your energy. It can be a partner, a friend, a parent etc. (read more in my articles about narcissism).
So how can you handle a person who makes you hurt, angry, tired and sometimes (in mini doses) happy and hopeful that it will get better?
Here are some tips:
1. First of all, learn as much about narcissism as you can. The more you land in an understanding the bigger the more you will be able to handle feelings of guilt, anger, anxiety that you get in your role as the narcissist´s garbage can. First you will notice that you understand everything on an intellectual level but that you still “feel” guilt, shame etc. This is the first step.
2. Now try to have a conversation with the narcissist where you know that there will be issues that usually trigger you emotionally. The best position is if you can have control over when you want to start a topic where you usually feel bad.

To be continued…
Cognitive Behavior Psychologist Monica Emanell
www.kbtemanell.se

Strategies to handle the narcissist

I have talked about how hard it can be to have someone close who you feel drains your energy. It can be a partner, a friend, a parent etc. (read more in my articles about narcissism).
So how can you handle a person who makes you hurt, angry, tired and sometimes (in mini doses) happy and hopeful that it will get better?
Here are some tips:
1. First of all, learn as much about narcissism as you can. The more you land in an understanding the bigger the more you will be able to handle feelings of guilt, anger, anxiety that you get in your role as the narcissist´s garbage can. First you will notice that you understand everything on an intellectual level but that you still “feel” guilt, shame etc. This is the first step.
2. Now try to have a conversation with the narcissist where you know that there will be issues that usually trigger you emotionally. The best position is if you can have control over when you want to start a topic where you usually feel bad.

To be continued…
Cognitive Behavior Psychologist Monica Emanell
www.kbtemanell.se

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