Advice

How to Deal with Narcissim

By Ala Paruch

Volume 2 Issue 3

January 14, 2022

How to Deal with Narcissim

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Hello Ala!

How do you deal with a classmate that’s bluntly narcissistic and only seems to care about talking about themselves?

Hello dear reader!

Thank you for sending in the question!

Well, before the advice itself, I'm sorry you have to deal with that. People who are not friendly to spend time with will show up often in life, but that doesn’t make it any easier to deal with.

In this situation, it seems the person you are talking about is not trying to be friends with you. On the contrary, they make you feel uncomfortable, so feel free to ignore them. It may seem rude, but they are using you to make themselves feel better, and you do not have any obligation to give away your time to them.

If you are forced to interact with them, try to limit contact and only talk about what is necessary. Again, they are not trying to be friends, and you must deal with your life first, not their problems. 

I hope this helps!

Ala