When deprived of narcissistic supply, narcissists experience symptoms similar to the withdrawal symptoms of a drug addict; becoming delusional, agitated, helpless, and emotionally unhinged. They disintegrate and crumble, and may even experience a psychotic episode. They engage in “magical thinking;” believing that they are omniscient, omnipotent, and that they cannot fail. This makes them fearless and relentless in their pursuit of revenge.
Narcissistic Supply (Wikipedia))
Narcissistic Supply (The Narcissistic Life)
Narcissistic Supply (Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers)
Narcissists, Narcissistic Supply and Sources of Supply (Sam Vaknin)
• Discredit & isolate the victim •
• Play the victim and/or hero •
• Lie-exaggerate-manipulate •
• Manufacture fear/anger •
• Label the victim inferior •
• Hurt the victim for spite •
Most abusers simply want what they want and will not be denied without unleashing a torrent of phony martyrdom and vicious slander all about you and how you are an abuser.
The smear campaigner needs to make their audience think they are a perfectly innocent person who was shockingly blindsided by your supposed evil, unreasonability, overemotionality, or mental instability. Smear campaigners’ goals are to create mistrust of you, fear of you, and condemnation of you.
The Smear Campaign
The Smear Campaign—Trademark of the Sociopath
How to Make the Narcissist Powerless to Affect Your Life
Cluster B Smear Campaigners