Signs Of Narcissistic Rage: Outward And Inward Signs

Important tips to deal with narcissistic rage

2 min readNov 29, 2022


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Narcissists always need approval and admiration from other people. This is why, when they don’t get constant approval, it triggers their hidden feelings of shame that prompt them to lash out and show intense outrage reactions without considering the other person’s feelings into account.

Most of the time, the narcissist’s rage could be completely out of proportion, and the other person would be surprised by this kind of reaction. However, there are two basic signs of narcissistic rage. For instance,

Outward Signs

  • Angry outbursts when not given the attention they believe they deserve
  • Aggressive or violent outbursts
  • Ferocious rage
  • Unexpected outbursts of rage
  • Yelling and screaming
  • Being hostile, either verbally or physically
  • Incapable to restrain anger
  • Intentionally attempting to hurt others (mentally or physically)

Inward Signs

  • Withdrawing or being distant from someone
  • Using “silent treatment
  • Passive aggression
  • Subtle hatred
  • Refusing to do other things
  • Sarcastic commentary to undermine others
  • Righteous outrage
  • Arrogant attitude
  • Being unfriendly or hostile
  • Removing people out of their lives to maintain their self-esteem
  • Being detached or disconnected from the reality

Some Do’s And Dont’s While Dealing With Narcissistic Rage

If you are dealing with narcissistic rage from family, friends, lovers, colleagues or even from a total stranger, some of these useful tips can help you with your situation.


  • Familiarize yourself with NPD
  • Avoid provoking a confrontation
  • If the person poses a threat, call 911.



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