Why It’s Dangerous To Tell Narcissists They’re Narcissists

Why It's Dangerous To Tell Narcissists They're Narcissists


In today’s topic, we are going to be talking about why it’s dangerous to tell narcissists that they are narcissists. Let’s get started!

Telling an alcoholic that they have a drinking problem can be challenging, but telling a narcissist that they are narcissists is next to impossible. Not only is it really difficult to successfully get through to them, but it can also be dangerous.

It can be a huge relief to realize that the person who has been making your life difficult is a narcissist — to be able to put a single word to the gaslighting, lack of empathy, and other ways in which they may have hurt you and others. But while it can be meaningful to have this information, does not necessarily mean you should share it with that person.

“It feels like a revelation, it feels like the moment you get the one thing nobody ever gets in a relationship with a narcissist, and that’s justice,” says clinical psychologist Dr. Ramani Durvasula. Unfortunately, a narcissist isn’t just waiting for you to get their number in order to then change their behavior.

 So here are 10 reasons why it’s dangerous to tell narcissists they’re narcissists.

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