Most people do not catch the Narcissist at first meeting.
Imagine you are talking easily. You are open, listening, feeling pleased to have met someone so charming and interested. It is often not until much later you will realise that you are being set up as the’victim’.
When you begin to double think what is happening, once you’ appreciate this is a Narcissist, all respect and interest disappears.
Realising the Narcissist is nobody and nothing, seeing through the ‘protocols’, the Narcissist loses.
When this happens, the Narcissist becomes a virtual clown. Predicable, silly and disregarded. This destroys the Narcissist.
The moment the victim ceases to be a victim, regains their sense of self, and doesn’t fall for the mind games or pay attention to the insults, the Narcissist loses.
It is one of the simplest actions one can do. That is, to stop caring about the Narcissist. Stop listening, stop responding, block them.