You know I write an awful lot about healing from the past and forgiving others and all that kind of good stuff. I also write a lot of articles on quotes and this one is no different. I thought today I would marry the two topics, healing and quotes and share with you 10 powerful narcissist quotes that will shake you up, wake you up and remind you why you left or why you should leave!
Dealing with a narcissist
Oy. How many of you have had many sleepless nights because of your narcissist husband, wife, boyfriend or girlfriend? I’ve had my fair share that’s for sure. I can remember nights going to bed sick to my stomach and wishing the world would just end and take me out of my misery.
It’s no fun. At all.
I knew without a shadow of a doubt that no matter what I said or did, nothing was going to change. My narcissistic boyfriend was not going to change. If I wanted to be happy and live a relatively normal-ish life I had two choices:
- leave him, or
- ignore him and put up with it
You already know which one I chose. I left him and no it wasn’t easy. I had nothing to my name. Not even two cents to rub together but I knew if I ever wanted to be happy this was what I had to do. Dealing with a narcissist is a battle and a fight you will never win. And you will never be happy.
Narcissistic behavior hurts everyone
For many of us, the signs aren’t so clear. I know personally that I just thought narcissistic behavior was simply because of the way they were raised and they didn’t know any better. Like they didn’t have better role models to nurture them and help them grow into loving kind human beings.
I didn’t even know that narcissistic behavior was a thing. It wasn’t until much later on in life that one of my sister’s informed me that we were raised by a narcissistic mother. I had no clue. I just thought she was a product of her upbringing.
This behavior is damaging to everyone even the narcissist, though they don’t think it does. I feel that independent of the fact that these people in our lives are narcissists I honestly don’t believe they are happy. I think they are very sad and broken people operating on an extreme defense mechanism level.
What are the traits of a narcissist?
So many of us still have no idea we are dealing with a narcissist. Remember I had no clue. Narcissistic personality disorder is a real thing. A real scary thing. If you recognize any of the signs listed below in your spouse, partner, family member friend, co worker or whoever, then you are dealing with someone who is suffering with narcissistic personality disorder.
Signs of narcissistic personality disorder:
- frequently bully you with no remorse at all
- they seek constant praise and attention
- exaggerate talents and skills
- require and demand appreciation and attention
- exaggerated sense of self importance
- lack of empathy towards others
Narcissistic abuse is no joke
If you or someone you know is dealing with a narcissist please do them or yourself a favour and learn either how to deal with them or find the courage to leave. The long term effects of narcissistic abuse can go on for years. I feel I have finally healed from all the narcissists in my life but every now and then a trigger comes up and whammo!
I’m curled up in a ball crying again. I hope one day this eventually ends. So many, too many, of us don’t heal or don’t even know we’re in a relationship with a narcissist.
If you’re not sure if you are dealing with someone who has narcissistic personality disorder, this blog I wrote awhile back might help you understand them a bit more. You really should read it if you are unsure. It explains a lot!
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Quotes about narcissists
Often when I sit to write articles I have to decide what kinds of things to share that I think you will get the most value from. I love to share a lot of quotes and blogs about healing and being happy and this one will be no different.
The quotes about narcissists I am going to share with you today are little mini wake up calls for you. Little gentle reminders that you are better off without your narcissistic partner OR that it just might be time to leave them.
I want you to read these narcissism quotes as often as you have to. Print them out and tape them all over your house if you have to. No wait don’t do that. Especially if you are still living with your narcissist. Oops.
But maybe tuck them in your purse or wallet or pocket and read them every now and then to give you the courage you need to finally leave. Whatever you do with them and however they move you, I hope they help you in dealing with your narcissist and help you let go, heal and move on.
You might also like these great quotes blogs about being a strong woman, relationships and letting go/moving on.
- 15 Strong Women Quotes That Will Boost Your Self Esteem
- 15 Moving On Quotes To Help You Heal
- 8 Signs It Really Is Time To Let Go and Move On
- The Main Cause of Relationship Paranoia (and how to fix it!)
10 Narcissist Quotes
Without further ado, I will now share 10 powerful and intense narcissist quotes that will certainly hit you hard in the feels.
They will do anything in their power to make your life a living hell, even lie. Remember you deserve so much more than that. Find your voice and speak your own truth.
They will tell you it’s all in your head and that you are the problem. They will tell you that you are overreacting. Don’t buy into any of it. The abuse is the problem, not you.
They have no idea how to love. Maybe because they were never given the love we all deserve growing up. They thrive on having their ego fed and by you playing their game, it gets fed. Don’t play their game.
They are attention seekers. Remember that! As long as they keep getting the attention they crave and desire they will never change. Why would they?
If you don’t heal what hurt you, you will bleed all over those who didn’t cut you.
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This quote actually works both ways. The narcissist will bleed all over you because he/she hasn’t healed. The other way this quote about narcissists can be read is that you need to heal from your ex narcissistic partner or you will bleed over the next person.
Read that one many times if you have to. A lie is a lie is a lie and you will feel the pain from that lie forever. Part of narcissistic personality disorder is lying, a lot, all the time. Notice the signs, get out.
You know there’s a quote that goes something like this: live your life in such a way that if anyone spoke badly of you, no one would believe them. Your true friend and the people who matter and care won’t believe the narcissist’s lies. If they do, you don’t need these people in your life.
One day you will get to the point where you feel nothing, you finally see right through him and you make the decision to go. I hope you find the courage and strength to do that sooner than later.
These narcissist quotes may not be great to read but I share them with you now to open your eyes to the truth behind narcissism.
They will suck the life right out of you. Many of them know and see your spark, your beauty and how much people adore and love you. This will make them insanely jealous and they won’t have any of that. You know what I mean.
And the last of the narcissist quotes I want to share is this one:
Just don’t. It’s so not worth it and you will lose every time. You will lose lots of things. Things like:
- self worth
- self esteem
- self confidence
- self respect
- self love
Is it worth it? Heck no! If you are in a toxic narcissistic relationship right now and too afraid to leave try to find someone to talk to or who can help you. Too many of us never leave and live in misery day in and day out. Remember that’s not why we are here.
We are here to live in joy. We deserve love and to be happy. Whatever you are going through or dealing with, know you don’t have to. I know leaving is scary and hard but it’s not impossible. When I decided to leave my narcissistic boyfriend my whole world opened up to amazing opportunities and miracles.
Trust that this will happen for you too. I hope these narcissist quotes hit you in the feels like they were meant to do. Not hurt you, but wake you up.
If you need help letting go and moving on, my self help guide might be just what you need. Please take a minute to click the link below and check it out. Maybe you know someone who may need help. Please share.
I love you.
Peace and Love
xo iva xo
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