If you’ve known a narcissist, you probably know how hard it is to deal with their fake superiority on a daily basis.
They might trick you into thinking they’re actually kind and generous, but that’s just their way of getting you hooked up. They pretend to be everything you ever wanted, so they can lure you into their trap.
And once the “magic” at the beginning of the relationship fades away and you start to see them for who they really are, you realize they are just selfish and cocky individuals who are extremely inconsiderate of other people’s feelings.
However, there are some simple, yet effective phrases that will help you catch them off guard and finally face them head-on:
1. “ HOW ABOUT NO?”
The simplest, yet the most effective comeback you can give to a wannabe-superior, manipulative narcissist. It’s perfectly fine to say when you feel like it.
In fact, it’s better than perfectly fine. It’s mandatory to say no when you don’t feel like doing something.
You are the only creator of your destiny and life. Act like it!
2. “SURE, BUT I’LL BELIEVE IT WHEN I SEE IT”
If you know a narcissist, don’t get your hopes up. They have a terrible habit of promising and under-delivering. They will promise you the moon and the sky when in reality, everything you ’ll get will be a disappointment.
Show them their place and let them know you are not going to fall for those sugary, sweet words.
3. “NO, YOU ARE NOT THE CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE
I can guarantee you this will instantly piss them off. Why? Because in their world, they are the center of the universe, and the world as we know it does actually revolve around them.
Narcissists are self-centered, egotistical human beings who enjoy the idea of being on top of everyone else. Everything is always about them. So, this reality check will definitely make them awkwardly quiet.
4. “SLOW DOWN, YOU DON’T GET TO DECIDE FOR ME”
As professional manipulators and cheaters, narcissists tend to make decisions according to their plans. They will do anything to trick you and force you to do something they already decided on their own.
That’s why you need to kick them where it hurts the most. Their self-confidence.
5. “I AM NOT AFRAID OF YOU”
The best weapon narcissists have against you is your fear. That’s why you need to be able to defend yourself. No matter how terrified you might feel, you have cut them off and show them you are not afraid.
Show them you have the courage to fight for your life. Let them know that they have no power over you. You are free.
6. “NO, I’M NOT TOO EMOTIONAL, I AM A HUMAN BEING AND I HAVE FEELINGS”
One of their most common manipulation tricks is “You are being overly emotional”. Narcissists will dare to say that you’re overreacting when you are angry with their rude behavior.
They will corner you and counter attack you by putting the blame on you. And before you know it, they’ll pull a “We fight only because of your paranoias”
7. “DON’T YOU DARE MANIPULATE ME INTO CHANGING THE SUBJECT – JUST STAY ON THE TOPIC”
Narcissists are evil masterminds. They are pro’s at distorting the truth, invent facts and changing the subject when they want to hide something they did.
So, if you find yourself in a situation like this, don’t hesitate to face them and show them who’s the boss. Tell them that you know what they’re trying to do, but it won’t work with you.
8. “I’VE LEARNED FROM MY MISTAKES. YOU WILL NOT FOOL ME”
March out there, and make yourself clear that you will not be fooled again. It was painful, but you’ve finally learned your lesson.
They will always bring up your failures just to put you down. But, you make sure to confront them, by embracing your flaws and real nature. After all, we’re only humans.