No Contact (NC)

People who have been abused by a Narcissist, or by a person with strong narcissistic traits, may choose to cut all ties with that person. This choice is often made after a pattern of abuse prevails and their boundaries have been traumatically violated. As a last-ditch measure to gain distance and separation, the target goes “No Contact.” This action is seen as a challenge to the Narcissist, who reacts with Hoovering or leads them to Discard the Target and move on to new sources of Narcissistic Supply.