Narcissistic abuse

Narcissistic abuse refers to the psychological and emotional harm inflicted by a narcissistic individual on their victim. Narcissistic abusers use a variety of manipulative tactics, including gaslighting, devaluation, projection, triangulation, and other forms of emotional and psychological manipulation, to control and exploit their victims. They may also engage in physical, sexual, or financial abuse, although these forms of abuse are not exclusive to narcissists. Victims of narcissistic abuse may experience a range of symptoms, including anxiety, depression, PTSD, low self-esteem, and feelings of worthlessness or shame. Recovery from narcissistic abuse often requires therapy, support from loved ones, and a commitment to healing and self-care