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Manipulation tactic to control, provoke the victim


Even after a narcissist has rejected you, the chaos isn’t always over. Often they will continue to taunt their victims with “bait”.

As its name suggests, this manipulation strategy consists of deliberately provoking or triggering victims with the aim of elicit an emotional reaction. Whether the reaction is positive or negative doesn’t matter: Narcissists thrive on attention, which is why experts warn that baiting is a ‘powerful tool’ in maintaining control and superiority over the relationship – even after it ends.

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