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Abusive Relationships

50 Devious Habits Of Highly Toxic Narcissists (And Why They Do What They Do)

Agency, independence and the ability to thrive on your own terms is very threatening to a toxic individual. Toxic people require that their victims be isolated – success, economic empowerment and a solid support network all threaten this, so they feel they have to take back the reins on the parts of your life that grant you a sense of stability and self-actualization.