How to Tell if You’re Being Played by a Narcissist

We all know that dealing with a narcissist is no fun. They are selfish, uncaring, and overall just plain abusive. It’s difficult to maintain and work through a relationship with someone who is narcissistic, especially when they are unwilling to make changes and work for the relationship too. As if that weren’t hard enough though, many times, the narcissist actually goes out of their way to make your life hell.


Narcissists can be convincing when they reassure you that they want to work things out, but chances are more likely that they are trying to play you. They will do everything they can to try to make you miserable, and do so in such a clever way that you don’t even realize it.


So how can you tell if you’re being played? Here are 3 things to look out for –


  1. Gaslighting – This is one of the most common games that a narcissist plays. They will try to convince you of one thing when you know for sure of another, just to mess with your head and make you feel crazy. You can learn more about gaslighting by reading this blog.
  2. Hiding your things – A narcissist may even take things a step further and try to hide things to make you feel even more out of control.
  3. Deceiving you – You’ve caught them in lies time and time again, and they keep hiding valuable information from you so that they can frustrate you and gain the upper hand.


There are many things that a narcissist will do to make them feel like they’re winning. Their goal is to get under your skin and play you. Look for the signs when dealing with a narcissist.

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