What does it mean when a narcissist goes quiet?
silent treatment The silent treatment is a form of emotional abuse that no one deserves nor should tolerate. The minute the partner disagrees with the narcissistic person or asserts his or her healthy boundaries, the narcissistic person deploys an arsenal of abuse tactics. The silent treatment is a favorite weapon.
How do you deal with a narcissist silent treatment?
Calmly tell the person that youve noticed theyre not responding and you want to understand why. Emphasize that you want to resolve things. While its not your fault that someone else decides to give you the silent treatment, you do have a responsibility to apologize if youve done something wrong.
Why do narcissists disappear for a while?
Narcissists sometimes disappear to punish you for something they believe youve done wrong. Then reappear when theyve decided to “forgive” you. Its their way of conditioning you to do as youre told, through reward and punishment. They also control the relationship.