Why Narcissists Block You: The Final Act of Control

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Ever find yourself on the receiving end of a block from a narcissist and wondered why? It’s like the final twist in the manipulation and mind games you likely felt throughout the entire relationship. Let’s delve into the reasons behind this toxic behavior. Firstly, when a narcissist blocks you, it’s their way of asserting dominance and devaluing you. By hitting that “block button” they’re essentially saying, “You’re not even worth my time.” THIS is a power move, a means of diminishing your importance and leaving you feeling like you’re not even a blip on their radar. Another reason is blocking serves as a form of punishment, akin to the silent treatment. It’s their way of making you feel like you’re in trouble, prompting you to chase after them for forgiveness and validation. It’s manipulative, it’s hurtful, and it’s all part of their game to keep you under their control.

So what, right? Why should it matter when it is best to have no contact with them anyway?

The thing is, for many people, being blocked by a narcissist intensifies the hurt by amplifying feelings of rejection and inadequacy you might be feeling. When a narcissist hits that “block button,” it’s not just a casual action; it’s a deliberate assertion of dominance and devaluation. It sends a clear message that you are unworthy of their time and attention, further reinforcing the belief that you are insignificant in their eyes. This power move leaves you feeling like a mere afterthought, a disposable object to be discarded at their convenience. Moreover, the act of blocking can become a form of punishment, reminiscent of the silent treatment employed by narcissists to manipulate and control their victims. It’s a cruel tactic designed to make you feel as though you are in the wrong, prompting you to chase after them in a desperate bid for forgiveness and validation. This emotional manipulation cuts deep, leaving you grappling with feelings of worthlessness and rejection long after the block has been initiated. It stamps the “discard” with finality and eliminates any sense of closure you may be seeking.

But wait, there’s more!

The mind games don’t stop there!! Narcissists are masters at playing the victim, and blocking you is just another tactic in their arsenal. By cutting off contact, they position themselves as the innocent party, painting you as the aggressor who just can’t let go. It’s a preemptive move to avoid any accountability for their actions, especially if they know they’ve overstepped the mark. It is what we call “setting the narrative” both for any onlooker and for the “new supply” they will bring into their life. What if you happen to block them first? Brace yourself for a whirlwind of gaslighting and confusion. They’ll twist the narrative to make it seem like you’re the one who’s unstable, leaving you questioning your own sanity and wondering where it all went wrong.

And now for the good part!!

Here’s the silver lining, getting blocked by a narcissist can actually be a blessing in disguise. It’s your ticket to freedom, a chance to break free from their toxic grip and reclaim your power. So let them hit that block button. Say goodbye, and break free. Don’t look back, because you deserve better than someone who plays these twisted mind games. Healing from the wounds inflicted by a narcissist starts with recognizing your own worth and setting boundaries. Being blocked can help break the trauma bonds that kept you entangled in their manipulation, allowing you to begin the journey toward emotional healing. Surround yourself with supportive friends, seek professional help if needed, and engage in self-care practices that nurture your well-being. Remember, while the pain may linger, each step away from the narcissist brings you closer to a life free from their toxic influence. Remember, if you need support in navigating life after narcissistic abuse I am here, know that you’re not alone. Reach out for personal help or watch this video. Together, we can break free from the cycle of abuse and build a brighter future filled with authenticity and self-love.

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