Many survivors are targeted because of their intelligence and success, not due to the absence of these qualities.
Leaving a toxic relationship is not about loss. It is about gain. You are giving up an illusion, an idea of a relationship that never existed. You are giving up pointless suffering that leads to nowhere. You are giving up lies and accusations.
According to researcher Dr. Gottesman, there are “four men of the apocalypse” or four communication styles in a relationship that can predict its inevitable demise. These are criticism, contempt, defensiveness and stonewalling.
The Narcissistic Conspiracy: Scapegoating, Smear Campaigns And Black Sheep – How Narcissistic Groups Bully Their Chosen Victims
Have you ever been bullied or excluded by a group? Taunted by a narcissistic individual who enlisted the help of others to further undermine you? You may have been the victim of a narcissistic “conspiracy.”
Shifting responsibility is something narcissists enjoy the most. In case something goes wrong in a relationship, they won’t admit that it was their fault but they will say that it was all your fault.
The Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing: How To Spot A Covert Narcissist And The One Thing That Always Gives Them Away
There is one thing that distinguishes a wolf in sheep’s clothing early on from a genuine person. Can you guess what it is?
Water: You are convinced that your love for them will be enough to make them change.
We forget to give ourselves permission to dislike someone, to address conflict, to confront issues, or even just to acknowledge when someone has reached epic levels of douchebaggery.