Narcissistic Injury occurs when narcissists react negatively to perceived or real criticism or judgment, boundariesBoundaries are an imaginary line that separates me from you. They separate your physical space, your More placed on them, and/or attempts to hold them accountable for harmful behavior. The bubbling up, or surfacing, of injury to the narcissist’s ego manifests itself as feelings of rage and vindictive hatred for the instigator of the narcissistic injury. Narcissistic injuries are disassociated feelings of self-hatred and self-loathing that are projected onto the offending person, by either an angry tirade, cruel and vindictive verbal abuse, physical violence, or the silent treatmentSilent Treatment The silent treatment is a form of emotional abuse typically employed by people with narcissistic tendencies. It More.