What is Narcissistic Projection? The Narcissist’s toxic blame-shifting tactic

Narcissistic projection occurs when a narcissist attributes their own feelings and motivations to others. The term “projection” was first coined by Sigmund Freud, who used it to describe one of the ways the ego defends itself from injury. Narcissists have a very fragile ego, so they resort to projection very often, in order to protect their self esteem.