Practice Tip #4: Try other ways to process your anger.

Sure, we all know that it's a good idea to avoid acting out of anger. Taking time to calm down and process what you are really mad about and what you want is always a good idea, whether dealing with a narcissist or not. When the person involved is a narcissist, it is doubly important because being calm helps you to think clearly while interacting. These tactics work best when you are calm, aware and can think.

Here are some strategies you can consider using to process your anger:​

• Journaling

• talking with a trusted confidant

• meditation

• exercise

• sleep

• any other inviting diversion.

Be aware that anger passes most quickly if you really pay some attention to yourself and your anger, rather than avoiding it or dampening it down with food or drink (or any of the myriad other things humans use to avoid paying attention to painful emotions).

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