What Causes A Hoover? Part One



There are numerous factors which govern whether we will attempt to hoover you post-escape or post-discard. Some of these factors determine the style of the hoover, whether it will be malign or benign and also how often the attempts will be made. There are several considerations which have a material impact on whether a hoover will occur and one of the most significant ones is the sphere of influence and your relationship to it.

Imagine if you will, me. Now I know you do this often as your guilty little secret but we haven’t got time for that at the moment. Here I am sat at home, or in the office, or walking between bars. Let us take an instance of me being in a bar. What is my sphere of influence? To be accurate there are actually several. They vary in applicability and range. The first is the physically proximate sphere, namely those who are within earshot. That is the closest sphere of influence and unsurprisingly the most dangerous for you. It is within this sphere of influence when the full range of charismatic and magnetic charms can be deployed in order to pull you back into my influence. Anybody who I can speak to or listen to, be sat with, or dine with, stand next to or be near is in this sphere of influence.

The second sphere is the eye line sphere. This is the sphere where I can see you or you can see me. We may be across the street, on the other side of a field, up in an office, walking across a plaza, across from you on the piste. If we can see you or you can see us, then you are in this sphere. I may not be able to communicate with you other than to shout or wave but it remains a sphere of influence. Accordingly, this is why when we seek to hoover somebody we may not be able to speak directly with them but we can position ourselves stood across from your house on the other side of the street or waiting across the square from where you leave work.

The third sphere of influence is our reach through our coterie and our lieutenants. Whether these people are our friends (inner or outer circle), colleagues, minions or family, if they operate as our lieutenants or our coterie they form part of a sphere of influence. If you speak to these people (therefore operate in their first sphere) or they see you or you see them (therefore in the second sphere) you are caught within my third sphere of influence. Rest assured that news of your appearance in the spheres of my lieutenants and my coterie will be relayed to me. This may be in person, by telephone, text or e-mail message, but the news will reach me. This also allows me to send information to you by proxy as my coterie and lieutenants tells you about what I am doing, who I am with and so on and so forth.

The fourth sphere of influence is our reach through the telephone. I do not mean by text messages or FB messenger but actually speaking on the telephone. Whilst we may be thousands of miles from you, unseen and not physically proximate at all, the fact you are speaking to us allows us to extend our reach in an effective way through the use of the telephone. Facetime and Skype and similar applications fall within this sphere as well.

Next there is the fifth sphere of influence which manifests through the sending of text messages, e-mails, letters, notes wrapped around bricks thrown through your window, smoke signals etc. There is no actual speaking to one another. There is no third party involved. There is no physical proximity. This is the fifth sphere.

Finally, there is the sixth sphere of influence which is my mind. You may pop up in my mind for no reason whatsoever. It might be I hear a song which reminds me of you or I walk past where you used to live and I reminded of you. In all other respects I have deleted you from my mind post discard or post escape but then something happens, either triggered by something or just a random recall and there you are, in my mind and in my thoughts and therefore you have entered the sixth sphere of influence.

Following your escape or your discard we will operate all five of these spheres in an attempt to hoover you. Once you appear in any or all of these spheres of influence this will encourage us to effect a hoover (bearing in mind other factors as well which I will detail on a separate occasion). Thus if you have been effecting no contact and then I see you on a bus travelling along the high street, you have entered my second sphere of influence. You have come to my attention. You are on my radar. This may cause me to wave at you and get your attention or run along the road to catch up with the bus and board it so I can bring you into my first sphere. I may be minded then to make efforts to contact you in some other fashion, but the fact you have sailed close to me, appeared in my sphere does two things.

One, it alerts me to you. I may have been distracted with other sources of fuel but you entering my sphere of influence makes you game for a hoover.

Two, it awakens the mixture in you, that addictive quality that we imbue in you through our nefarious seduction of you, which then causes various memories to awaken inside of you, thoughts and feelings which make you vulnerable to our overtures once again.

Thus we will then look to hoover you. We are reminded of you and this calls into mind the potent hoover fuel that is on offer. Secondly you are at a heightened risk of the hoover succeeding because of the effects of the mixture that lurks inside of you, placed there by us some time ago when we seduced you.

Sometimes we seek to draw you into our sphere of influence. If we wait around outside where we know you work, we are trying to draw you into our sphere of influence. More often however it is you that enters our sphere of influence, either deliberately or inadvertently.

For example, you may decide you need to return some of our property and you call round to drop it off. You have entered our first sphere of influence through this act and you will be hoovered. Alternatively, it is late at night and we are on your mind (but you are not on ours) and you cannot help but send a text asking us how we are doing. By doing this you have entered our fifth sphere of influence. Any step or act which brings you to our attention, whether in person, on the ‘phone, through others or through technology is you entering our sphere of influence and triggering a likely hoover.

You of course can influence how many of these spheres of influence operate with regard to you. Stay out of our way and ensure that we do not know where to find you and you will prevent spheres one and two from working. Ensure that you are never mentioned to our friends and that you avoid any contact with those who are our lieutenants and our coterie and you destroy the third sphere. Avoid that temptation to ring us and you destroy the fourth. Ensure you never message us, do not send e-mails or even an application request and the fifth sphere is countered. The only one which you have no influence over is the sixth sphere. You may just pop into our minds from time to time and there is nothing that you can do about that. You should draw some slight comfort however from the fact that post escape and post discard, if you have survived the initial grand hoover then there you will not pop into our minds that often. We will have eradicated you from our mind and be focusing on alternative sources of fuel. There remains a risk of a hoover (that is why we never truly go away) because of this sixth sphere of influence, but the risk is reduced. Liken the spheres to zones which if you stay out of you do not alert us to your presence and do not activate the mixture. Step inside one and you trigger the risk of a hoover for the reasons outlined above. Your aim to ensure that you remain free of post-discard and post-escape hoovers is to know these spheres of influence exist and to stay away from them. Of course we make it harder than you think to do so, but that is a different matter for discussion.

24 thoughts on “What Causes A Hoover? Part One

  1. MB says:

    Can the Narc’s birthday be a sixth sphere trigger? If I’ve always gotten in touch to wish him a happy birthday Every. Single. Year. No matter what. Even if I had to leave a voice mail because we weren’t in touch.

    1. HG Tudor says:


      1. MB says:

        Fingers crossed!

  2. Leolita says:

    the hardest part is the third sphere, I think. that is the only one where other people are involved, out of my control.
    Sometimes it is hard to tell who is in his coterie. Basically I had to delete and block a lot of mutual friends from all social media. Going on 6 months NC now. Sometimes I have been approached by mutual friends who I suspect are spying and reporting to him. Sometimes it is hard to tell who to avoid. Suddenly I have given information about myself and then later realising that was probably a bad idea. and then again, sometimes it is hard not to feel a little paranoid, in the midst of it all.

  3. Wounded says:

    I’ve been stuck in the third sphere for some time now because even though he’s 1,200 miles away I work with all the same people including his Lt. I’ve received several third party hoover attempts and finally broke no contact. Thinking I need a new job and new number 👿

  4. Not So Sad says:

    Hello HG .

    I’d really appreciate your thoughts on something please.

    Okay as you know I’m several years NC .

    Recently” it “decided to report me to the authorities, I don’t want to go into detail but the report was untrue & malicious, the consequences of which if I’d not been believed ( thankfully I was ) would have resulted in a long investigation and all that goes with it.

    On checking it’s apparent that ” its ” IPPS is being devalued & triangulated with yours truly

    I’m thinking this was a malign hoover? if so and as it’s IPPS is being devalued should I expect more ? and would it be an indication that ” It ” hasn’t yet secured a new primary source so looking for other sources of fuel .

    Thanks HG.

    NNS .

  5. WiserNow says:

    Dear HG,

    This is off the subject a little, but I hope you will answer my question.

    It fascinates me every time you speak of the “craven creature” that threatens you if your stores of fuel run low.

    Could you please tell me if the creature appears to you as a “vision” you can see or hear? Is it a “being” that is separate from you like, for example, a ghost or a monster?

    Or, is the creature more like an internal fear that rises inside you in an emotional kind of way, similar to say, anxiety or a rush of adrenalin?

    I would like to understand more fully how you perceive this “creature”.

    Thank you in advance.

    1. HG Tudor says:

      Hello WN, thank you for your questions. These matters will be addressed in the book ‘The Creature”.

      1. WiserNow says:

        Thank you HG, I look forward to reading it. Can you give us an indication of when the book will be available?

        1. HG Tudor says:

          Definitely not tomorrow.

    2. K says:

      C’mon HG, how about a hint or some comfort crumbs while we wait for the book.

      1. HG Tudor says:

        How about no

      2. K says:

        Ha ha ha…well, you can’t blame a girl for trying.

        1. HG Tudor says:

          Come now K, you know by now I can blame anybody I choose.

      3. K says:

        Of course you can, HG, and I can take it. I read about The Martyr in Your Fault: Blame and The Narcissist.

        1. HG Tudor says:

          Good work K

      4. Perse, Queen of Hell says:

        You know he likes to draw out our anticipation to seemingly neverending lengths.

        Remember Spanked?

        Still waiting for instructions.

        “I see you shiver with anticipation”.

        No, as far as I know, HG did not say that.
        And as we are tertiary sources, making us wait probably does nothing for him.

        I would bet he does this in his personal life.

        HG, would I win or lose that bet???

    3. K says:

      “Definitely not tomorrow.” Well, that narrows it down for us quite nicely.

      1. WiserNow says:

        Hi K,

        Indeed it does 🙂
        It could be any day after “tomorrow” in the indefinite future, or maybe even not at all…

        In hindsight, I should’ve known better than to ask a straight-out question of a narcissist 😉

        …although HG is a major exception to the rule and normally does give very straight and direct answers 🙂

        1. HG Tudor says:

          I cannot provide a definite date at present, so I opted for confirming it would be definitely not tomorrow – I felt some certainty in a world of uncertainty was necessary.

  6. Bibi says:

    “Imagine if you will, me. Now I know you do this often as your guilty little secret but we haven’t got time for that at the moment.”

    I can’t even have a nice sex fantasy with the somatic Lesser b/c he is such an uncultured loser. He even took that from me.

    So I am left with celebs. And Al Pacino is very old and Michael Fassbender can only do so much.

    1. EmP says:

      Probably not your type but how about Gary Oldman (a few years ago) Bibi?

      1. HG Tudor says:

        Excellent actor.

        “Bring me EVERYONEEEEE !!!!!”

    2. narc affair says:

      Al pacinos hot even as an older man 😍

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