Narcissists are like poker players – they will not show their hand. In fact, Narcissists will play the cards very well in the beginning. They will bluff. They will act like they have the best hand in order to pull you into the game. The problem with this is that the Narcissists will eventually whip out their ace in the hole. Their winning hand. They use asymmetrical warfare in their efforts to destroy their opponents. Their targets.
Warfare is simply any activity in which one person must defend themselves against an enemy. When it comes to dealing with Narcissists, their idea of engaging in war is vastly different than what we think it is.
Symmetrical is to be the same on both sides. A mirror image. An equal split down the center. So to be asymmetrical is to be unequal or lopsided. Crooked. Two parts that are not equal in shape or size.
So, by those above definitions, asymmetrical warfare is the unequal war that is waged when one side is grossly outnumbered by their opponent.
The unfair fight
Narcissists engage in asymmetrical warfare simply because they can. They feel they are more powerful and more superior than us. They see us as the enemy and want to take us down in any way they can.
This means coming at us on all sides – mental, emotional, physical, financial and even sexual. Narcissists fight the unfair fight. They play dirty. They exploit our weaknesses. They even bring in “the big guns” and use flying monkeys in their warfare.
While each aspect or tactic of their warfare is cruel and vile, when put together, this type of warfare is meant to truly destroy us. Our soul. Our spirit. Our sense of self.
In their warfare, Narcissists will employ the use of:
A Narcissist’s means to take us down knows no bounds. When they see us as the enemy, they will do what is necessary to destroy us. It is a means in which to torture us until we break, crumble and fall.
Knowledge about what Narcissists do is the best way to combat their tactics. In this way, we’d be able to thwart any possible attempts to engage in warfare. We’d be able to better spot when the Narcissists use their tactics.
What are your experiences with asymmetrical warfare? Comment below. And as always, I appreciate you for sharing your stories with me.
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