The birth of the first web page in early 1991 has made it possible for people around the world to connect and discover new information. By that same token though, it has also made it possible for individuals to accomplish nefarious activities. Narcissistic individuals are among those who use the internet for activities such as cyberstalking.
According to Merriam Webster, stalking is the act that someone commits when they repeatedly harass, intimidate or otherwise bother someone that causes that other person to feel fear. Fear for their safety. Fear for their life.
Cyberstalking is just the above definition, but doing so on the internet or by other electronic means (like phone calls or texts).
“Cyberstalking involves using electronic means, including the Internet, to stalk or harass a person or group of people. Cyberstalking can include many things including threats, solicitation for sex, false accusations, defamation, slander, libel, identity theft, and vandalism.”
Why they rely on it
Narcissists will use any form of abuse that they can in order to use and abuse us. The internet is just one more way they can harass, bully and intimidate us. They can heavily rely on cyberstalking when we are not physically in their lives to control anymore. They also can heavily rely on it when we still are in their lives. Narcissists have a way with pushing whatever buttons they can in order to drive us to the breaking point.
My NX has used the internet as a way to intimidate me, bully me and defame me since he discarded me. Why? Because he has remained quite a bit of geographical distance away and it’s the last route he can take in order to continue to abuse me. He wanted to use any means necessary to "prove" his point that I am the unstable one.
How can someone like my ex use the internet to harass me and bully me when he’s not even in the same town? How does he know what goes on? Well, while I do post to my Facebook often, I’m sure much of my ex’s claims are assumptions to rile me up. He makes stuff up just to see how I’d react. Combine that with his capability to have an endless amount of flying monkeys and fake Facebook profiles, and you will have someone who will somehow obtain screenshots and shove my words back at me.
And that’s another thing. Cyberstalking doesn’t end with sending threatening texts or emails. It’s an endless barrage of hateful comments even on their own social media posts! It’s creating fake profiles just to “keep an eye on” what you do. Oh, they’ll deny that one until the cows come home. They will outright deny that they have created fake profiles for that purpose and call you paranoid. I know my ex has at least 3 other profiles…..one in his middle and first name, one in his full name because his main profile was put in “Facebook jail” for 30 days, and one I recently discovered he made in my daughter’s name! (Yes, in my daughter’s name. She’s not even old enough by Facebook standards to even HAVE an account yet.)
It’s really sad and pathetic to realize what lengths that Narcissists will go to in order to continue unleashing their abuse on us. I feel like it’s what they spend all of their time on. They create profiles just to stalk our pages. They post cryptic messages on their own pages. They find ways to send us messages aimed at intimidating and bullying us. They want us to break. They want to cause us great pain and despair.
How have you dealt with cyberstalking Narcissists, my friends? Comment below. And as always, I appreciate you for sharing your stories with me.
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