Provocation Followed by Stonewalling

A sociopathic favorite: target aggravation guaranteed.
Provocation Followed by Stonewalling

See also:

When the sociopath stonewalls you
What is Stonewalling?
Stonewalling or The Silent Treatment
Sociopathic Stonewalling


Criticizing a narcissist


“Narcissists mainly want to punish or defeat someone who has threatened their highly favorable views of themselves.”


“People who are preoccupied with validating a grandiose self-image find criticism highly upsetting and lash out against the source of it.”