A self-professed narcissist has revealed the most shocking tactics she has used to manipulate other people.
TikTok user Lilith, who is not disclosing her full name, took to the video-sharing platform to show how she preys on people’s “triggers and traumas.”
She revealed that in an extreme scenario, she manipulated a man into giving her $150,000 over the course of three years, despite repeatedly “telling him to commit suicide.”
The social media user, who was officially diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder in 2021, has left commentators fiercely divided.
TikTok user Lilith, who is not disclosing her full name, took to the video-sharing platform to show how she preyed on people’s “triggers and traumas”
She revealed that in an extreme scenario, she manipulated a man into giving her $150,000 over the course of three years, despite repeatedly “telling him to commit suicide”
Lilith, who has more than 22,000 followers, has posted a series of videos to reveal the past tricks she used, but insists she has since reformed.
In one of her most recent videos, which has been viewed more than 560,000 times to date, she responds to one of her followers asking her about the worst thing she’s ever done to another person.
She begins, “This is going to be gross and embarrassing. I know it doesn’t matter that I’m embarrassed, what matters is that it’s wrong.
“So I’m going to start this off with, this is wrong and you shouldn’t do this to people and if you find yourself involved in what I’m saying maybe you should get some help.”
Lilith admits that she has always viewed relationships as “mental chess.”
“Everything I said or did was planned and thought out to get reactions and make people do certain things, so I pushed people to really bad places,” she said.
The social media user said she would leave people “distraught” and “traumatized,” adding, “I would pull them into their trauma and triggers.”
She continued, “I would slowly dose them with their triggers and their traumas to put them in fight or flight mode so that I would have more control over them.”
The social media user, who was officially diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder in 2021, has left commentators fiercely divided
Lilith posted a series of videos to reveal the past tricks she used, but insists she’s since reformed
Lilith shared an extreme anecdote about her behavior, revealing that a man sent her $150,000 during the coronavirus pandemic despite her treating him horribly.
She said, “I told him to kill himself, and was really mean and made him cry all the time, and I lied to him and then I gave him doses of what he wanted.”
“But I was usually just really abusive. I was like, “You’re just such a piece of shit and nobody cares about you.”
“I just wanted to keep it so I could keep using it and I think the complete disregard is the worst thing I’ve done.”
She candidly concluded, “I have to admit there was a point in my life where I thought this was cool.
“I thought manipulating people and having the ability to implant thoughts into people’s brains through suggestive thoughts was cool and I enjoyed doing it. Now it disgusts me and I don’t think it’s right.’
Looking back on the episode, Lilith later revealed that she “offered to refund some of the money and he declined”
In one camp, there were those who praised Lilith for her “courage” in acknowledging her past behavior
But commentators remained bitterly divided.
In one camp there were people who praised Lilith for her “courage” in acknowledging her past behavior.
One user wrote, “The fact that you admitted to this behavior is HUGE compared to a bunch of people who would deny it their entire lives.”
Another said, “Listen, this is HARD to admit. I don’t recognize it, but I can tell you, thank you so much for sharing and being vulnerable. I’m so glad you’re working on it.’
And a third commented, “It takes so much strength and maturity to admit that. I don’t know you, but I’m proud of your growth. Thanks for sharing!’
But others said it was “unforgivable.”
Someone commented, “Oh no… No matter how “ashamed” she is of her actions, this is unforgivable behavior. The worst person.’
Another said, “I am absolutely disgusted to hear this.”
One user just wondered, “How are people?”
Lilith later revealed that she “offered to refund some of the money and he declined.”
But others couldn’t see beyond Lilith’s previous treatment of others and instead labeled it “inexcusable”
In other videos, she revealed that the best way to hurt a narcissist is to “take back your power.”
She said, “It’s the power that’s really painful to be taken away because we don’t have power in ourselves and we use other people to make us feel powerful and if you give us power and then take it away then let’s shake that and pain.’
All humans have narcissistic traits to some degree, but it’s estimated that about one in 200 people in the United States has narcissistic personality disorder, described as “a pervasive pattern of grandiosity, need for admiration, and lack of empathy.”
It is also important to note that there are significant gender differences when it comes to the prevalence of the condition.
Studies suggest that about 75 percent of diagnoses are in men, according to recent figures.