10 Ways to Make a Narcissist Respect You


If you’re living with a narcissist, then the odds are that respect is something that’s been lacking in your relationship. Whether it’s through brutality, humiliation, or simply ignoring your words and feelings completely, narcissistic abuse can be incredibly difficult to overcome. In this blog post, we’ll discuss 10 powerful techniques for how to make a narcissist respect you so that you can feel empowered to take back control of the situation.

#1. Stay distant from them.

Making a narcissist respect you is a tricky business. One strategy that seems to work is keeping a certain degree of emotional distance. You want to stay close enough to keep them interested, but not so close that they uncover your weaknesses. This is particularly useful for those who haven’t yet entered into a relationship with a narcissist. Don’t let them get close until you’re sure they are deserving of your trust.

#2. Stay independent from them.

To make a narcissist respect you, it’s important to maintain your independence. If you’re not financially dependent on them and you’re not emotionally dependent on them, they’ll often respect that from you. On the other hand, when you become too dependent or needy, that’s when they can start to withdraw or even give you the silent treatment. This dynamic can be tough to navigate, but it’s important to remember that relationships should ideally involve mutual support and respect. By maintaining your independence and setting healthy boundaries, you’ll be more likely to find a genuine connection with those who value and appreciate you.

#3. Continue to have something of value.

In order to make a narcissist respect you, it is important to understand what it is that they value most. This could be prestige, a supply source such as attention or validation, or even the optics of being associated with you—perhaps due to your money, influence, or popularity. If you still possess this trait or quality, you may be able to regain their admiration. However, it is essential to remember that for a narcissist, appearance is everything. So if you happen to win their favor back with your looks or image, keep in mind that it may be fleeting. Ultimately, trying to curry favor with a narcissist may not be worth the effort, as their attention is often short-lived and their loyalty questionable.

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#4. Understand power.

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