Narcissistic abuse is a form of emotional and psychological abuse inflicted by individuals who have strong narcissistic traits, or who suffer from Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD).
This type of abuse includes behaviors such as constant criticism, manipulation, belittling, gaslighting, and neglect, all designed to assert control and maintain power over the victim.
Often, the narcissistic abuser seeks to undermine the victim’s self-esteem and independence, leading to a toxic cycle of dependency and emotional harm. It’s crucial to recognize these signs and seek help if you find yourself in such a situation.
The following are some of the most potent abusive tactics in the narcissist’s toolbox –