The Official Etiquette Rules for the Vintage Advice Group (Photo: Ann Douglas)
Don’t be fooled by nice manners. What looks like politeness can be pretense used to sugarcoat aggressive, manipulative, or false communication. Look at the content; not merely the cover. In other words; pay attention to what the person is saying, and don’t be fooled by who he is or how he is saying it.
So true. when you deal with a narcissist, like my husband and I have to deal with in his ex-wife, you have to be very, very clear about what messages are being sent and received. narcissists are excellent confusion, misdirection, and basically- chaos!