Narcissists enact the same underlying principles of manipulation in every tactic they use. I like to call these underlying principles “the loyal three”. Let me explain in more detail.
1. they portray an emotional reaction
2. their goal is to create a specific emotion in you to create a specific reaction
3 they interpret your manifested reaction accordingly in order to feed their ego
1. they portray anger towards a false and very apparent false accusation regarding what you have “done”
2. the narcissist wants you to get angry
3. the narcissist interprets your anger as power
You can use “the loyal three” as a tool to uderstand the narcissist’s gaslighting and insanity regarding all that they do.