What is projection in narcissistic abuse and how to narcissists manipulate the empath? Narcissists project their errors and flaws onto you, convincing you they are perfect and you need to improve; Tips to deal with projection.
“We can only control how we respond to it”– Dr. Marni Hill Foderaro
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“Narcissists will accuse you of what they are doing to deflect the situation and to absolve themselves of responsibility.”Dr. Marni Hill Foderaro
Every Thursday I have been airing episodes on the Empath and the Narcissist podcast with amazing guests. July 7, 2022 guest, Marni Hill Foderaro, is no exception. She is a Dr. in Education, an award winning best selling author, and survivor of narcissistic abuse.
You can listen to the whole episode above; and I’ve listed the most impactful takeaways below.
Projection in psychology is: The mental process by which people attribute to others what is in their own minds. — Britannica
For example a Narcissist who is insensitive shame and blame others are insensitive, and it drives the victim crazy.
This is a powerful technique use by the narcissist. They refuse to own their faults and take responsibility, in turn blaming others and projecting their insecurities onto their victims. When narcissists use projection, this is a calculated tactic to manipulate their targets and control their minds.
The amazing moment is when you realize they are revealing themselves to you through this technique. Their projections reveal their bad qualities when they are shoving them onto you. They accuse you of the very things they are guilty of.
Tips to Deal with Narcissist Projecting
1. Know the phrases
Educate yourself and know the certain phrases the narcissists use to project their faults onto you. And when you hear them you will know to deflect and ignore this abuse. Some examples are,
“I’m in a bad mood? You’re the one in a bad mood. You just can’t see past your own bad attitude.”
“I’m overreacting? You’re overreacting.”
“I’m not the one with trust issues, you are.”
In addition to knowing the phrases research terminology. Knowledge is power, especially with these master mind manipulators.
Important terminology to start with is:
Gaslighting, Baiting, NPD, Boundaries, Co-dependent, Cognitive Dissonance
2. Listen to your gut
Your gut is your intuition. Your intuition is directly connected to your soul and higher self that knows the authentic truth. The mind will justify, explain and rationalize whatever conclusion we desire. The mind deceives us and distracts us from the feeling we have in our body that warns us to leave a dangerous situation.
This is why pausing to have alone quiet time, meditation, walking in nature without the offender, and / or yoga practice to find space in your life to listen to your intuition. Find quiet times to pray, journal, and even connect with your Spirit Guides will allow you to gain the wisdom you need.
This is the most simple tip, yet in this world the hardest to accomplish.
3. Practice Inner Growth Work and know yourself
To all you empaths out there chasing fake love, this is for you. I feel your anguish. The trick in breaking that painful cycle, with a love, a sibling, or a parent is to stop chasing and start fostering love for your own self. Relationships are a two way street. A game of tennis. If you find you are always serving and “the ball” (effort) is not being hit back over the net, then you are currently investing in a one sided relationship.
What is meant for you will be. The people that want to be in your life will show up and be present. You don’t need to convince, manipulate, or figure out how to have someone present. If this resonates and you feel a slight ache in your gut as you read this, you have experienced this unpleasant interaction.
You are worthy of true love, worthy of light, worthy of truth, worthy of joy, worthy of laughter in the bedroom, worthy of delight and worthy of living your truest self’s purpose. Start searching and looking within yourself to find your treasures within yourself designed by the Divine to bless other people in this world. And those who aim to bring you down are already below you.
Practice this guided Inner Child Meditation to heal any trauma, pain, or expectations imposed on you at a very young age. This clears out the negative energy, releases you from their expectations and pain. This energy gets passed down from one generation to another. This is a way to remove those burdens and break the chords of the past.
4. Set Boundaries to remove toxic behaviors
Men and women young and old, listen up! You are a badass! No matter what you think, you are beautiful, unique and powerful.
Thank yourself and your body for how spirituous it is, and own your self sovereignty. You are allowed to say “No.”
Anytime you feel uncomfortable, if you are finding yourself in a situation with somebody whom you may really like, but they are not respecting your body and your soul, then they are not listening to your boundaries, and therefore they are not respecting you. Don’t allow them power over you so they make you feel guilty with their words or their actions. Or make you feel like you’re worth nothing and you’re a loser if you don’t do what they want.
Their feelings are not your fault, and you are not the loser. They don’t know how to deal with the rejection or not getting their way.
When you say “No” you are making a healthy choice for yourself and the other party. Healthy lovers are able to talk and laugh and joke and grow and communicate through the process of being intimate.
Have I made myself very clear? You have self sovereignty over your life. To say “No” is your right and you have the power. You deserve someone who can respect you and be able to easily, and with no offenses taken, move along and be flexible to what you’re comfortable with and your wishes.
The Empath and Narcissists relationship doesn’t start out as the heartache cycle that it becomes. It was a gradual process, like rose smelling quicksand.
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How to master your boundaries:
- Envision yourself saying NO
- Feel the power of your self sovereignty
- Dream of yourself saying NO
- Step into your courage, pushing through fear, and taking action to say NO.
- Be detached with the others emotional response (which may be like a child’s temper tantrum)
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