These tactics will leave your head spinning. Circular conversations are used to confuse the target and also so that the Narcissist never has to admit fault or take responsibility for anything. They are slippery critters. So you may say “stop manipulating me..” And they will respond.. “You stop manipulating me!” You may say, “you’re lying..” to which they will respond, “no, you’re lying.” You can’t really get them to own up to anything they are doing because they are going to project it right back to you.
In a clinical setting, word salad is known as a nonsensical mix of words, phrases, or conversations and is traditionally associated with a person who has Schizophrenia, Dementia, Logorrhea (a communication disorder of the brain), Schizophasia, Receptive Aphasia, or certain types of brain injuries.
Here is a more extensive article on Word Salad Games and Circular Conversations and how they leave the target feeling
On a Personal note the book Psychopath Free by Jackson MacKenize is a must read. I also have the audio book to listen while I drive.