Stonewalling is a tactic commonly used by bullies to control the situation and to isolate, humiliate, and frustrate a target who attempts to resolve a conflict through reasonable discussion or negotiation. Accusing the target of mental deficiency, harassment, or even bullying, are other methods of asserting dominance, intimidating the target, and discouraging objections to mistreatment and exposure.
Narcissists are the most dishonest people you'll ever met. They'll provoke you and verbally attack you. When you react to their abuse and defend yourself, they'll turn either rageful or play the victim in front of others to make you look bad. They are con artist who are spiteful and revengeful.
Why Are Narcissists Are So Dangerous?
Every survivor describes narcissists in DANGEROUS terms. Each person that’s been victimized personally by a narcissist will warn you and serve as a cautionary tale that, if you welcome a narcissist into your life, you’re dancing with the devil; welcoming them in to do one thing and one thing only to you: use, abuse and destroy you.
People who criticize and put others down are judgmental and hypocrites. People who try to point out your flaws or weaknesses in a very negative way are insecure and they put others down to lift themselves up and feel better. The things they criticize you for, are really their own weaknesses. They "mirror" or project their own insecurities onto others. Confident people don't go around trying to hurt others. They lift them up.....