The Smear Campaign
Those of us who have just left a narcissist or have been discarded by a narcissist we know how nasty the smear campaigns can be.
When the narcissist does this, the best thing to do is to not say anything.
And here is why.
Why You Shouldn’t Defend Against A Smear Campaign
Smear campaigns are a means to make us lash out. They are means to get under our skin.
Most narcissists, cannot bear the idea of people throwing dirt on their names. To them, this is the ultimate torture.
They need to seem and appear great in the eyes of everyone around them.
The reason many of us, those of us who have left the narc and are happy now, say to not respond to a smear campaign is that this is exactly what the narc, flying monkeys, and enablers want.
They want us to lash out. They want us to try and “defend ourselves” from their slings and arrows of unjust verbal attacks. The parasitic narcissists want us to…THINK ABOUT THEM.
It is as Hamlet asked, “to be or not to be. Whether it was NOBLER in the mind of man to suffer the slings and arrows of OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE. OIr to take up arms against of sea of oppression.”
There are times to fight and enter into an unseemingly fray where DEFEAT is all the GUARANTEED.
But then there are times to stay back and not enter the fray where VICTORY is all the GUARANTEED.
The purpose is of the smear campaign is to DRAG YOU DOWN IN THE MUD…WITH THEM.
They want you to get dirty.
By not entering into the mud pit (smear campaign) YOU WIN.