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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. The Emotional Abuser's Trap

    Psychopaths, narcissists, and sociopaths are experts at flattery & charm. Although it feels amazing at first, this idealization leads to intense pain.
  2. The Parent Without a Conscience

    Children are "remote controls" for a psychopathic-parent, he can use these at will to set off some drama for you and them, he can push the button.
  3. The Post-Breakup Superiority Complex

    Once they have your attention, they will adopt a calm, patronizing demeanor. Talking down to you as if they’re somehow the relationship guru.
  4. Destroying Your Boundaries

    Like sandpaper, the psychopath will wear away at your self-esteem through a calculated mean-and-sweet cycle. Slowly, your standards will fall lower than ever.
  5. Has He Really Changed?

    This is something I wrote this morning, and it's something that I would really like to use to explain myself to the psychopath. Don't worry, I won't send it.
  6. On Hypersensitivity

    Rather than it being a compensatory mechanism, it's okay to be very careful about potential future romantic (and i would include non-romantic) relationships.
  7. Psychopaths and Projection

    Psychopaths project and blame you for what they themselves do, like accuse you of being negative when they are usually the most negative person you've ever met.
  8. The Most Boring Human Being on the Planet

    It also took me a long time to realize that this man was truly the most boring individual I had ever had the misfortune to encounter.
  9. Sympathy for the Devil

    Cute. Adorable. Baby. You’ll often hear these adjectives used to describe a psychopath. It’s all part of the charm. Not arrogance and superiority.
  10. Why Do Psychopaths Put Us On The Defense?

    The psychopath sits back, relaxes, and enjoys the show. They calmly point to the hysterical victim and say “Jeez, that poor, crazy person…”