What happens when the narcissist knows you’ve figured them out
So, what happens when the narc knows you’ve figured them out?
Power and control
The only way the pathological narcissist knows how to regain their inner equilibrium and get back to feeling safe in their make-believe world, is to re-establish control and power over you.
And this they will do in a frenzied, manic, their ‘life depends on it kinda way’.
Control and power for the narcissist invariably involves proving you wrong. To their way of thinking, if they establish this for themselves, they also nullify the threat you pose to their false selves. (For more on the importance of invalidating you read Invalidation and Narcissism: Why they slowly erase you).