Marcia Sirota, studied Psychiatry Residency at Maimonides Medical Center
I believe that often, narcissists do have triggers. In fact, I think that there are a number of different things that could trigger the narcissist.
For example, they can be triggered by you expressing your feelings or needs, because narcissists feel that another person’s feelings and needs are an offense to them and an imposition on them.
The narcissist can be triggered by you saying “no” to any of their demands, because they believe that they’re entitled to have whatever they ask for.
The narcissist can be triggered by you giving them a consequence for their bad behaviour, because they firmly believe that they should be able to do whatever they want to do, without experiencing any consequences.
The narcissist can also be triggered by watching you be successful in any aspect of your life. They tend to be extremely jealous and competitive and will resent your success, as they believe that it takes something away from them.
The narcissist can be triggered by your self-confidence, as they’re deep down, extremely insecure, and it can be threatening to see someone else be so confident.
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Psychiatrist, author, speaker
Studied Psychiatry Residency at Maimonides Medical Center
Lives in Toronto, ON
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