One of the most important tools in a narcissist’s toolbox is the ability to control the narrative. Manipulation is a key trait of individuals with controlling personalities. Call it gaslighting, whitewashing, or rewriting the script: The crux of the matter is the manipulator’s desire to control the narrative and either be the hero or the victim.
Chances are, if you are reading this blog, you are involved in a narcissist’s rewrite of history. Controlling the narrative is just one universal tactic of clinical and nonclinical narcissists.