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Emotional Abuse

Sociopaths and narcissists leave long-lasting damage on their chosen targets through various tactics of emotional abuse and neglect.

  1. Why Sociopaths Idealize and Devalue People

    Like a black hole, they will suck the energy out of you until you have nothing left to offer, then discard you and blame you because the void is still there.
  2. Fear, Obligation, and Guilt (FOG) After Narcissistic Abuse

    Fear, Obligation, and Guilt (FOG) are the triad of emotional abuse. These three feelings cause an overwhelming amount of self-doubt, anxiety, and unhappiness.
  3. "Too Busy": When Sociopaths Have Time for Everyone Except You

    Narcissists and sociopaths make you feel needy and clingy, acting as if you're crazy for trying to continue the dynamic they created.
  4. The Psychopath's Game: Gaslighting Through Silent Treatment

    Psychopaths abhor making other people happy, but it's something they have to do to continue the game and keep you confused and playing along.
  5. 3 Emotions That Narcissists and Psychopaths Manipulate in Others

    They want to use this unstable emotional state of jealousy that they've manufactured within you to discredit your reputation and place themselves as the victim.
  6. The Narcissist's Mind Control Tactic of Assumption

    Psychopaths use your kindness, sympathy, love and compassion to fill the emptiness that drives them in the aggression to control their target.
  7. 10 Simple Things You Can Do To Support a Survivor of Emotional Abuse

    #6. Respect their need for solitude and quiet: Survivors of emotional abuse have spent untold hours being yelled at, berated, lied to, talked at, and put down.
  8. Parenting With a Psychopath: The Rollercoaster and The Bullseye

    When the psychopath turns their focus on you to put you back in the place of "victim", remember that you are no longer a victim.
  9. Codependency & Victim Blaming: Why Abuse Is Always Wrong

    Regardless of whether you're codependent, insecure, naive, vulnerable, or a perfectly healthy human being, abuse and exploitation are always wrong.
  10. Victim Blaming, Concern Trolls, and Chicken Little

    We are all here because of a completely impossible situation that no normal human being could prepare for. No one deserves to be abused.