Victims are conditioned to seek their abusers for comfort – a form of medicine that is simultaneously the source of poison.
They engage in what I like to call “coded language.”
Gaslighting is essentially psychological warfare, causing the victims of malignant narcissists to continually question their own reality.
Anyone can be a target for an emotional predator – simply being human makes you vulnerable to these toxic types. That being said, it is important to acknowledge the traits that a narcissist looks for in a target so that victims can better protect themselves and cut ties earlier on, especially when they become aware that they’re being exploited.
Toxic relationships poison you slowly and quietly. That’s what makes them so dangerous.
Love-bombing – the excessive praise and flattery a predatory partner showers on their prey – might as well be crack cocaine. It is a common manipulation tactic used by cults to control their members – and in a relationship with a narcissist, you become a one-man cult.
They want to exert power over someone stronger than them, because someone stronger is always a threat to their shady ways.
Gaslighting silences people. If someone loses the ability to trust their voice they become silent.
You can use six secrets about narcissists to protect yourself from their manipulation.
It’s a dangerous mindset to be made part of. And it’s everywhere.