Spend time with people who give you an honest reflection of who you are. In order to keep perspective and avoid buying into the narcissist’s distortions, it’s important to spend time with people who see you as you really are and who validate your thoughts and feelings.
Make new friendships, if necessary, outside the narcissist’s orbit. Some narcissists isolate the people in their lives in order to better control them. If this is your situation, you’ll need to invest time into rebuilding lapsed friendships or cultivating new relationships.