How Does a Hoovering Narcissist Act?
Hoovering is a common manipulation technique done by many forms of highly manipulative people, and (unfortunately) comes with the territory as far as Narcissistic relationships are concerned. There are 12 common hoovering techniques that Narcissists use, and most often these techniques are used within the first year of the breakup. Keep in mind that Narcissists are always on the hunt for Narcissistic “supply,” and it’s not uncommon for their hoovering to randomly continue for several years or even decades.
The best way to handing their hoovering attempts is to stay no contact or go gray rock (I know that is SO incredibly hard), as reopening any communication with them (even to tell them off), allows them access back into your life.
My goal is to educate, empower, and inspire other abuse victims in understanding more about what happened to them (and how to prevent it from happening again), as well as how to go on and rebuild an amazing life.
Even though I have had a lot of "in the trenches" experience with highly manipulative people of all kinds, I consider myself to be a student of Narcissism, mindset, motivation, healing, and life in general, and am by no means an expert on any of these topics.
It's for these reasons, that when you are reading my information that I encourage you to hold to what helps, and let the rest go.
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- Episode 55: How Do I Stop My Addiction to the Narcissist? - August 23, 2017
- Episode 53: Strategies to Help Prevent Your Child from Being Manipulated by a Narcissistic Parent - August 21, 2017
- Episode 54: How can we handle victim blaming and revictimization? - August 18, 2017