Is it more painful for a narcissist to be ignored or ridiculed?

already exists.

Would you like to merge this question into it?

already exists as an alternate of this question.

Would you like to make it the primary and merge this question into it?

exists and is an alternate of .

I agree with what a lot of you have said. I find a lot of narcissists at the gym. They are so fixated on their looks and many go to become "hot" and to acquire an enviable look. They act cold, arrogant, and soulless many of them. Few, if any, will deign to hold the door for another entering or leaving the establishment. I also noticed the "ignoring" dynamic. For example, the male hosts who greet me coming in always offer a cheery "hello" when I come in and a "have a nice day" when I leave. I always respond in kind. But if they didn't say anything, I would just run in, work out, and leave. Interestingly, I noticed that if I say hello first, they only grunt indifferently in response. Some won't even acknowledge me. I don't know what to make of this. It's very disconcerting. No other establishment have I been treated this way -- usually the friendliness (or lack there of) will be consistent whether I am the initiator or not. I guess they are so narcissisitic that they solicit validation from me when I ignore them -- and then once they get it -- go on to ignoring me, to make me feel less..or perhaps to discourage me in case they think I am saying hello because I must "want" them and they think tehy better discourage me if I am not hot enough by their standards. Bizarre. I disagree that anyone can MAKE you feel anything. Take responsibility for your own lives. There are some people who are too clingy and who attach to others and drain them. If you are like this, people will distance themselves and tell you you are being too clingy and dependent. Healthy people are whole within themselves. If they push you away for being too clingy and wanting too much attention yourself, they are not narcissists -- perhaps yo are. The world doesn't revolve around anyone..or anything but God. Some people when ignored (for whatever reason..the other party is not interested, busy, distracted, etc.) will try harder -- and get more aggressive to get attention. Some will pick fights, flirt, or become punitive since they are willfully determined to get the attention, recognition and validation they seek. Not being able to handle the rejection, they lose all perspective. Some of you come who have posted here come across like this -- that you get unglued when someone ignores you. Heck if someone were playing that game of ignoring me, etc., I would just conclude that they weren't worth my time and move on. I don't understand why you keep going back to them.
141 people found this useful

Will a narcissist seek revenge if you ridicule him in public?

Answer Most likely he will. If he's not able to come back with a good enough answer or reaction on the spot, he will most likely try to do it afterwards in a way or another.

Why is it painful for the narcissist to be ignored with indifference?

Answer . \nNarcissistic people are arrogant and the only right way is their way. To be ignored is painful for them because they need that constance debate with others to

Should you ignore your narcissist when he is abusive?

Yes, you should ignore him or anybody who is abusive. The truth is: nobody is perfect and sometimes we need people to teach us a lesson. Ignoring him is the best thing you cou

How do you ignor a Narcissist?

Dont BUY their deceptions. They lure you in with mental "pyrotechnics " if they have brains.. if not, theyre body will do. Recognize trashiness when you see it. Be better t

What affect does Ignoring the narcissist have on them?

It really bothers them. They feel 'forgotten' and for a narcissist to be forgotten is to be insignificant. I was working with a fairly famous musician for a time who was a HUG

If you ignore a narcissist how does it make them feel?

Like they dont exist especially if you was a valuable source of NS no attention admiration ect means no one to feed there crippled ego this is what they ultimatley rely on to

What is the narcissist goal in ignoring you?

Narcissist people are controlling freaks and want to rule other people. They may simply ignore someone to get back at them for not receiving their ritual narcissist supply. I

Why does a narcissist ignore you?

A narcissist is always focused on their own needs, their own greatness, getting all the attention and they care little about you. Their sole interest is themselves and they ne

Do narcissists like being ignored?

I think that most people don't like being ignored - it is not a nice feeling. Narcissists, especially, receive a narc injury if you ignore them. They start to fill up with ra

Does ignoring a narcissist only provoke them more?

If you think about a narcissist they only care for their own needs. They will not be thinking about you at all, but their next supply. And this is their focus they know you ar

Why does a narcissist ignore people when they get angry?

To them people are just OBJECTS... easier to ignore. The majorweakness in the Narcissist is the emotional intelligence. They havenone. When we see someone angry, in order to m

Will a narcissist think about you more if you ignore them?

No, they think about themselves more. When you are dealing with the personality disordered, you are not dealing with someone who thinks or feels the way you or I (providing yo

Why do narcissists ignore people?

Because they are completely consumed with their own needs and how to fulfill those needs. Because they are completely consumed with their own needs and how to fulfill those n

Why do narcissists ignore you after dumping you?

Because they don't care about you. As much as you think they loved you or were into you they really couldn't care less. They don't have the ability to care. They honestly don'