6 Speciality Hoover (And How To Unplug Them)


The hoover. An instrument of cleaning and the instrument by which we endeavour to suck you back into our false reality so we can exert our hold over you once again. Hoovers come at various stages of your dance with us and also come in a variety of forms and guises so that you may not even realise that a hoover is taking place. Hoovers come in two categories which are linked to when they take place and the method adopted to hoover. Some methods can apply to different times in the interaction with our kind, others apply to just one time, often post discard or post escape. There are scores of different methods used in hoovers but here are six which may or may not be familiar to you along with how you can endeavour to pull the plug on them and avoid being sucked in. It is worth pointing out of course that if your narcissist cannot find you and contact you, the hoover can never get started, but that state of affairs is not always possible.
The Proxy Hoover
This does not come from the narcissist but from one of his supporters in his coterie or his Lieutenants. It usually comes from a Lieutenant who can be relied on to execute the hoover in precisely the way that we have directed. The Proxy Hoover will often include a different type of hoover e.g. The Medical Emergency Hoover where the narcissist will use a genuine or more likely feign a medical emergency to force interaction between you and the narcissist and engender sympathy. With the proxy, the call alerting you to the emergency concerning the narcissist will come from the Lieutenant. Like any proxy hoover, there are several reasons for adopting this approach: –
You may not realise the person is a lieutenant and therefore you are more likely to respond to what they say than if it came from our kind, especially if you have instigated no contact;
The conflict between you and us is ameliorated as a consequence of the involvement of this third party, meaning you are more likely to believe what you are being told;
The proxy may stand more chance of persuading you to act;
You may regard what we say and do with suspicion but not this third party
You may not want to look bad in the eyes of the third party by failing to respond.
The key to dealing with this hoover is actually recognise what it is. It is not a third party asking for your help, it is a third party coercing you into contact with us again. You should be especially aware of any of your friends or family asking you to see us or do something for us, or if they comment about how good you and I were together, that we really do miss you and so on. We will infiltrate your supporters to gain added credibility and slip under your radar in this manner. Be aware that any third party who asks you to engage with us is a proxy who is executing the hoover on our behalf. No matter how purportedly significant the event is, the emotional pull involved or the persuasion applied reject it and do so in a firm and business-like manner. Do not show indecision, do not appear upset or concerned or even annoyed or irritated by the approach – even if you do not engage this reaction will be reported to us and will achieve two things for us. One, fuel. Secondly, we know we still have an effect on you and we will keep hoovering. If you are concerned the nature of the proxy hoover may be genuine suggest the Lieutenant finds someone else to help.
The Reverse Hoover
This is quite a cunning method of hoovering. We let it be known through various channels that we do not want anything to do with you, that you should never darken our doorstep again and that we are through with you. This message will be broadcast over all channels – through friends, family, social media and so on. It is not said by us directly to you, that would defeat the purpose. We ensure this message reaches you and the aim is to have you disbelieve that we would say such a thing about you and to appeal to your desire to prove us wrong. Just in the way that a parent causes problems by denying a teenager any opportunity to hang out after 9pm, so they go and do it anyway, by telling you there is something that you cannot do, you then want to do it. Of course we have to gauge the right recipient of this hoover as some people will be content to hear us say those words. It is usually done with those we have discarded without telling that person they have been discarded and they cannot quite believe that it is at an end. This proclamation will cause them concern but they are still not ready to accept that it is the case that the relationship has ended (and they are right because it never ends) and therefore they come looking for an explanation and confirmation that what they have heard is not true. By not telling you direct we can tell you that the rumours you have heard are false and welcome you back with open arms as you are successfully hoovered. Again, recognise this for what it is and avoid acting on what you have been told. It is a ruse to play on your trait of needing to know. If you hear such things being said tell yourself that the comments are true, it is over and we do not want anything to do with you and stay away.
The Letterbox Hoover

This hoover utilises the strong link we know that exists for some time post discard or post escape between seeing a trigger and the golden memories (and/or dark memories) that flow from the trigger. For example, we always slow danced to a particular piece of music with you which made you feel loved and wonderful. If you hear that piece of music the memory is awakened and we flood your memory and your senses. This is ever presence. To avoid this happening you need to take all steps not to play this piece of music again, indulge yourself with new pieces of music and if you hear it inadvertently to switch it off or move away from its source. With this hoover we want to scale your defences and use ever presence to get back in to your head, cause you to think of us and react (and although we do not see it we will get fuel because we know how you will respond) and make you vulnerable to wanting to contact us or a further hoover approach from us. One method of doing this is to send you a birthday or Christmas card with a beautiful, thoughtful handwritten message, often alluding to what we did together on a wonderful birthday or Christmas together during our golden period. This arrives with other cards and therefore is less noticeable. We will most likely print the address or have someone else write it for us so our handwriting does not alert you on the envelope. Once you open it, you read the message and see it is from us and bam! We are in your head and heart once again. It is a pleasant gesture, no malice and you will remember all the good things, think about us, want to contact us and thank us and wonder if this represents a fresh beginning of good relations or the chance to get back together and do things right this time. It is a hoover pure and simple.
To tackle this covert hoovering method, have someone vet all cards and parcels which are sent to you around Christmas, birthday and other appropriate festivals and events. Once checked this person can weed out anything from us and then reseal the envelopes for you so you still have the pleasant act of opening the envelopes and cards for yourself, that have been sent from anybody but us.
The Psychic Connection
This is effective if we know that you are a spiritual person who believes in psychic events, astrology, ghosts, telepathy and the emotional connections between people that are stronger than normal. These beliefs and similar are often applicable to empathic people who of course form our victims of choice. We will use a supposed psychic connection or event to appeal to this nature of yours in order to signify that something special has happened which means we need to be together. We have to have the means of contacting you, often by sending you a message or leaving a voicemail. It is done in a dramatic fashion as we have suddenly uncovered a mystical or portentous occurrence which is of deep-seated significance which tells us that we are meant to be together, we should see each other straight away to discuss its implications or that it has caused us to see the light with it being conveyed in such a manner. Examples will include
Claiming to have dreamt about you in a strange and significant way;
We have seen a clairvoyant who spoke about you and I;
We saw your image when you were not there as if you needed to tell us something;
A picture of you fell off the wall or fell over on our desk without explanation and we knew this meant you wanted to get in touch;
We have had a vision of something terrible happening to you and we have to warn you to save you;
Your face appeared in the froth on our morning latte;
Your name was spelt in jam on the kitchen floor when we dropped our toast.
From the possible to the ridiculous we will exploit your belief in such things in order to establish contact again. Recognise any messages that allude to the above or similar things as what they are; a hoover and do not respond to them in any fashion no matter how curious or compelling it may feel.
The Silent Hoover
This comes in the form of a telephone call but there is no message left or nobody speaks when you answer. It is a blank text message or empty e-mail. It is an invitation to use a particular app on your phone. The purpose of this is to get you to respond to find out why it was sent or done. Once you do so we will either escalate the nature of the hoover by turning on the charm or trying to draw sympathy etc. through the application of a further hoover. We may not respond when you telephone but we know that we have been able to make you respond and we will do a few further Silent Hoovers to increase your curiosity and confirm that you are vulnerable now to our overture by way of a further hoover.  If you fail to respond or do so and dismiss us we save face by saying it was sent by mistake a “butt call” or we hit the wrong key etc. If you respond favourably then we have a green light to apply further pressure to seduce you again. Once again recognise this for what it is and no matter how curious as to why it has been sent do not respond. It is a hoover which will rope you in and have you subjected to further additional hoovers of a different nature.
The Prove Yourself Hoover
Similar to The Reverse Hoover, this hoover relies on your need to say your piece, stand up for yourself and have the last word. It relies on ensuring that a smear campaign has been effected against you and something particularly ridiculous or savage has been said about you. We will ensure that word reaches you through messages from third parties, third parties telling you to your face or postings on social media so you are gripped by the need to respond, set the record straight and tell us what has really happened in order to get us to accept this and issue an apology and correction. We know the type of victim that this really strikes home with, those who always need the truth to be told, who need to be held in correct regard by other people and those who must set us straight. We know you will be sat bristling, incredulous at what is being said about you and you cannot help yourself but want to get the true version out there and ram our words back down our throat. This hoover relies on this and the fuel that flows as you come charging at us ready to make us eat our words. This is precisely that we want to happen.
Again, recognise it is happening and do not respond. If you need to ensure people know the truth, then tell them in an even-handed and level manner and refer to evidence wherever possible rather than oral testimony and hearsay. Do not try and approach us, do not try and persuade us. We are not interested in that. We are interested in your fuel and getting to interact with you again.
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9 thoughts on “6 Speciality Hoover (And How To Unplug Them)

  1. purpleinnature says:

    I got a direct medical emergency Hoover today. Lol! I went strict no contact (Still seeing his attempts though. Will shut that off as soon as divorce decree is entered) and had him served at work with divorce papers, but he wasn’t there. No surprise, as he only work 3-5 hours a week. He knows he was served, but he doesn’t know what the papers say. He thought we were going to have a nice sit down where he draws up the divorce papers wherein I give him all the money in the whole world in exchange for how wonderful he is, as I basically nodded and verbally agreed to that while he was moving all his stuff out. Now he’s confused and keeps texting me to make sure I stick to “our agreement”, whilst being uncooperative and refusing to tell me where he is or when he’ll be at work. “Send it to my P.O. box please. Hope you had a nice mother’s day.” So today, he texted and emailed “Emergency!” Then told me his dad’s heart stopped and he will need surgery tomorrow. Then he proceeded to beg for the divorce papers and reassurance that we stick to “our agreement” that I drain all financial resources so he can sit on his ass for a couple more years (still not telling me where or when to serve him). Lol. What the hell does his dad’s health have to do with our divorce? My lawyer is going to try emailing him the papers now. Boy is he in for a surprise. Jerk. Maybe he should try getting a job like a lowly human. I do hope his Dad is okay…

  2. Morning sun says:

    LOLOL at the psychic hoover…. he tried that. So funny! Supposedly he felt me looking at him from some forest or other. Because “you’re like that”, said in a dreamy, romantic voice.
    Whatever else life is, it can certainly be amazingly entertaining.

    Though I suppose I’m quite lucky to have engaged with a relatively impotent (oh the pun!) older mid-ranger in a DLS role… the experience could have been much more damaging otherwise.

  3. Wounded says:

    Just had a “butt dial” call from a random number. When I called back thinking it was a delivery person it was an unknown woman. This was a half hour after his friend text me to see if I was working. Paranoid?

  4. Carolyn says:

    Is it a hoover/triangulation if the narc who disengaged with me (I am in no contact) tries to publicly talk on social media to the girl we had a fight about during the relationship? When we were together he tried to triangulate talking to that girl – I didn’t like it so I told him it upsets me and he stopped doing it. But after he disengaged and he tries to contact me and I ignore him he started talking to that girl once again. I think he does it to make me react. Is it common tactic?

    1. HG Tudor says:


  5. W says:

    I just realized: if said coterie member really was a nice person/meant well for me, she’d not have encouraged my re-establishing contact with someone so foul, even IF she believed his victim act . I now see it serves HER greedy purposes also.

  6. W says:

    Came into the 1sr sphere of influence today -Of Low mid range (or lesser?) – victim, ex-narcoholic in local pub where I was having coffee . Small town so nodded hello then ignored. He left. Later, two of the tiny alcoholic coterie approached. Both are nice ppl, so I commenced convo , but immediately she says “oh narcohilic wants to be friends even tho you’re sober” ? VERY satisfying LOL I explained that’s never going to happen but I wish him well in an altruistic sense.
    Thank u HG for your site, as I was prepared and not succeptable to feeling sorry for removing myself from his life a while back. He will now hear back how wonderful I’m doing in life, how happy I am, and how I have no ill will in general (good in a small town) but that I’m NEVER. going to be friends or otherwise again. I love it.
    Ok onto asking my higher power to take away this feeling of superiority, but it was so gratifying for a moment.
    Again thx HG.

    1. W says:

      Ps or was a proxy Hoover..oh he misses your friendship, oh how fun it was when we all hung out together, I don’t think you understand him, etc.
      And I literally had read this article as I sat there, a half hour before.

  7. Bibi says:

    HG, I wanted to share a recent work experience with the Upper Mid Range Narc. He is the male Gillian. (Not Anderson from the X-Files, I hope.)

    We recently underwent an audit wherein it was found narc didn’t document paperwork correctly. No big deal, and anal–yes, but this is how they want it. As result? He got a write up. Again, more like a tap on the wrist. In meeting, he argued it. Did not like being criticized.

    Then in same meeting they gave away an award involving someone who was knowledgeable, friendly, goes the extra mile, above and beyond, blah blah blah and it went to…his colleague!

    So not only was narc wounded by the crit, he also did not win the kiss ass award. The guy who did was much more deserving, for if ‘friendliness’ is a pre req, then the Mid Range sure does not cut it. He is not friendly.

    I later heard him grumbling about how unappreciated he was and how he should maybe go somewhere else. Grr, grr, grr.

    Haha! Bitch. He is incapable of having a convos w/o hijacking it. And I do think his hostility towards me stems from my knowing more about literature/film than he does. And I also don’t bow to him/give him fuel…oh, you’re so brilliant…can I kiss your ass, you are so amazing…bullshit.

    His an Upper Mid Range Cerebral Narc. How many books have you written, bitch? I still laugh when I had to explain to him who Philip Zimbardo was. But I thought he knew everything!

    BTW, looking fwd to your article on how to spot the cerebral narc…as I find myself crossing them far more than the somatic.

    This incident pleases me. Empaths Unite!

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