Exploitation with Narcissistic Abuse
by: Todd Doyle, International Author of Healing the Shattered: Surviving Narcissistic Abuse
Narcissistic abuse is a form of emotional abuse that occurs when a person with narcissistic tendencies manipulates, exploits, or mistreats their partner or loved one. This type of abuse can take many forms, including emotional manipulation, gaslighting, and financial exploitation. It is often characterized by a lack of empathy on the part of the narcissistic individual, as well as a sense of entitlement and an exaggerated sense of self-importance.
One common form of exploitation in narcissistic abuse is emotional manipulation. Narcissistic individuals may use their charm and charisma to manipulate their partners into doing things that serve their own interests, often at the expense of the victim’s well-being. This can include manipulating their partner into taking care of them, giving them money, or even engaging in risky or illegal activities.
Another form of exploitation in narcissistic abuse is gaslighting, which involves the narcissistic individual manipulating their partner into questioning their own reality and memories. This can be done through lying, denying, and exaggerating events, as well as through the use of mind games and manipulation tactics. The goal of gaslighting is to make the victim feel confused, paranoid, and unsure of themselves, which allows the narcissistic individual to maintain control and dominate the relationship.
Financial exploitation is another common tactic used by narcissistic individuals in abusive relationships. This can take many forms, such as the narcissistic individual taking control of their partner’s finances, stealing from them, or using their partner’s resources for their own gain. In some cases, the narcissistic individual may even manipulate their partner into supporting them financially, even if it means the victim has to sacrifice their own financial stability.
Narcissistic abuse can have serious consequences for the victim, including emotional trauma, low self-esteem, and financial ruin. It is important for those in abusive relationships to seek help and support from trusted friends, family members, or professionals in order to break free from the cycle of abuse and regain control of their lives. If you or someone you know is experiencing narcissistic abuse, it is important to seek help and support from trusted friends, family members, or professionals.