Did you feel like you were going crazy? You were losing your mind? The sociopath will always accuse you of doing the very thing that they are guilty of themselves. They do this to deflect the attention from them. The sociopath has a bizarre ability to be able to make YOU feel guilty and feel like you have defend yourself… for things that he has done.
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Last Updated: March 24, References Approved. This article was co-authored by Liana Georgoulis, PsyD. She received her Doctor of Psychology from Pepperdine University in Her practice provides cognitive behavioral therapy and other evidence-based therapies for adolescents, adults, and couples.
The Psychopathic Brain: Is It Different from a Normal Brain?
Dealing with toxic people, in general, is hard enough, but being in a relationship with them is probably one of the worst experiences one can have. Unfortunately, many of these people — narcissists, sociopaths or, even worse, narcissistic sociopaths — are masters of manipulation and can be extremely clever when it comes to luring their victims. Some of the warning signs below may appear before you jump into a committed relationship with a toxic person.
Toxic people such as malignant narcissists , psychopaths and those with antisocial traits engage in maladaptive behaviors in relationships that ultimately exploit, demean and hurt their intimate partners, family members and friends. They use a plethora of diversionary tactics that distort the reality of their victims and deflect responsibility. Although those who are not narcissistic can employ these tactics as well, abusive narcissists use these to an excessive extent in an effort to escape accountability for their actions. When a narcissist, sociopath or psychopath gaslights you, you may be prone to gaslighting yourself as a way to reconcile the cognitive dissonance that might arise.