8 Phrases That Scream Narcissism

8 Phrases That Scream Narcissism


If you’re around a narcissistic individual, the more you realize these individuals are threatened when you actually have a sense of confidence, well-being, and determination about who you’re going to be. They so want to make sure that they have the final word in the way things are supposed to be that they just simply can’t say, “You get to be you, and I get to be me.” No, instead, what they want to do is diminish whatever is going on inside of you so that they can have a much more elevated status. Their sense of self-esteem, such as it is, is contingent upon belittling you.

Now, there are multiple phrases that I want to highlight here today. There are eight of them that can tell us that they’re trying to invalidate and gaslight you so that you can have a lot of doubt about who you are. But the more you’re able to see what’s going on and spot their efforts to do just that, the less power and influence they’re going to have over you.

So, what I’d like to do today is zero in on the most common phrases that you’re going to hear from a narcissist as they try to diminish you and gaslight you into thinking you’re not okay so that they can then take over. As we do, I’m hoping you can realize that knowledge and awareness are going to be powerful for you. The more you’re able to see through their tactics, the less influence they’re going to have over you.

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