Stop Providing Narcissistic Supply

Did you know that if you have a narcissist in your life, you’re definitely a source of narcissistic supply for them? You’re going to need to change that.

What is Narcissistic Supply?

We know that narcissists require admiration, and if they don’t get it, they may react with rage, ridicule, mockery, or by humiliating their target. Narcissists are arrogant, and proud, and view others as insignificant or as competitors to conquer. They feel entitled and expect special treatment.​

The term “narcissistic Supply” defines the admiration that narcissists need to keep their self-esteem intact, and this concept was first introduced to the field of psychoanalytic theory by Otto Fenichel in 1938.  Narcissists need to take this supply of approval from the people in their environment, so that their false face can survive.

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How to Deny Narcissistic Supply
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Narcissists require admiration, and if they don’t get it, they react with rage, ridicule, mockery, or humiliating their target. They’re arrogant, proud and view others as insignificant or as competitors to conquer. They feel entitled and expect special treatment. Methods for obtaining supply Overt narcissists (arrogant, loud, and insensitive to the needs of others, lacks empathy, always looking for compliments) attract attention to themselves directly in ways such as over-dressing, dressing provocatively, talking too loudly, wearing attention-getting makeup, hairstyles, or accessories, or driving conspicuous vehicles. Covert narcissists (craves admiration and importance, and lacks empathy, but is less “obvious,” and harder to spot as a narcissist) get their supply mainly from
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