Yesterday I gave 4 red flags 🚩 on a narcissist. It stirred and resonated with several of you. So today I’m giving you what I believe is the most damaging trait of a narcissist, the silent treatment.
The silent treatment occurs when they are not in agreement with you. If they don’t like something you said, something you did, you breathed heavy during a conversation with them, they will go silent on you and stay silent on you.
The silent treatment looks like this. You can text, no reply. You can call, no answer. You can knock on the door, no response. This can go on for days, weeks and months. In the meantime you don’t know what is wrong, or what you did and are not given any reason. Do you know how painful that is to have someone just totally ignore you. It’s ghosting on bionics.
True story…I know parents that have given their children the silent treatment. I know siblings that give their siblings the silent treatment. I’ve known it to go on for years. It’s emotionally painful and traumatizing for the victim.
And when the narc decides to reply, talk, open the door again, they will act as nothing happened. They will not address it or if they do address it, they will gaslight it and blame you. My personal experiences have been from silence to nothing happened to gifts.
If you have a relationship with a narcissist parent, partner, or sibling and they go silent. LET THEM! Do not contact them and beg, blow up the phone or knock the door down. It just gives them supply. Let it be and don’t give them supply, which is control by making you crazy. I’m sorry I know it’s really painful but don’t do it. Stay strong! ❤️