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How do I tell authorities that my narcissistic father is emotionally blackmailing my sister?

They will typically not care about emotional blackmail, so raising that issue with police will get you nowhere. Someone being an unpleasant person is not a police matter. However, most police ...
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How to deal with a person that's not able to argue based on facts

I'd say your assessment of this man is correct, and that he is displaying narcissistic behaviour. Actually, this kind of person is often drawn to martial arts as they enjoy having power over others ...
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What to say to steer passive-aggressive narcissist parent(s) away from saying guilt-tripping statements to me or other people?

WOW! Do our dads have planning sessions together? Did they go to the same school of how to mess up their off spring? My parents also went through something similar and the way you describe his ...
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How do I respond to a person that says they are everyone's scapegoat?

Don't answer, ask him questions instead. Your goal is to understand him and his reasons for feeling like a scapegoat and only then make him understand you. Can you tell me of an instance where you ...
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What to say to steer passive-aggressive narcissist parent(s) away from saying guilt-tripping statements to me or other people?

Sounds like a familiar situation! I have had my share of abusive people in my life from classmates to home issues, and with lovers. I understand how frustrating it is when all you want to do is just ...
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How to approach a narcissist parent about their unkind and unreasonable treatment of a sibling?

I don't know if there is anything that you can do about your father. If he can be persuaded to go to counseling, that would be great, but it doesn't sound like that's something you can count on. My ...
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How do I call out (tell him his behavior is unacceptable) a narcissistic father?

I personally believe that at this stage and level of unacceptable behavior: involving the authorities might be something to consider. I've found that narcissistic people enjoy that sense of power and ...
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How to address the topic of seeking professional help with a narcissist?

Getting someone else to seek help they don't think they need is a challenge, indeed. I've tried a few times and occasionally succeeded. My tips: do not tell them what you think they have. That just ...
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How do I respond to a person that says they are everyone's scapegoat?

Q. How do I respond to a person narcissist that says they are everyone's scapegoat? If you were talking about answering this question in a one-to-one conversation with your dad, my answer would be: ...
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What to say to steer passive-aggressive narcissist parent(s) away from saying guilt-tripping statements to me or other people?

I learned the following technique after reading Josette Sona's book: "Are Women the Stronger Sex?" The author provides it for free but the knowledge I gained from reading it has saved my sanity when ...
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What to say to steer passive-aggressive narcissist parent(s) away from saying guilt-tripping statements to me or other people?

So, you've tried... Confronting him to come to a mutual understanding of what's wrong and solve the issue. But he doesn't admit that he's done anything wrong or apologize. Putting up with his ...
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How do I respond to a person that says they are everyone's scapegoat?

You do not need to respond to or refute this statement. Without reading all the rest of your material and why you're diagnosing your father as a narcissist, you can surely see that "everyone is doing ...
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How do I respond to a person that says they are everyone's scapegoat?

A healthy relationship with a narcissist is not a realistic goal. A lower conflict relationship might be possible. Have you heard the phrase "don't JADE"? JADE expands to Justify, Argue, Defend, or ...
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How do I distance myself from a coworker/friend?

I think you're handling it fine, it sounds like you'd like Sue to "get the message sooner" but you can't control how another person interprets your actions. You can of course be very direct, but this ...
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