Psychopath Free

Psychopath Free

Recovering From Emotionally Abusive Relationships With Narcissists, Sociopaths, and Other Toxic People

Book - 2015
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"Have you ever been in a relationship with a psychopath? Chances are, even if you did, you would never know it. Psychopaths are cunning charmers and master manipulators, to the point where you start to accept the most extreme behaviors as normal... Even if it hurts you,"
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, [2015]
Edition: Berkley trade paperback edition expanded edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780425279991
Branch Call Number: 616.8914 MACKENZIE
Characteristics: xvi, 285 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm


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Dec 30, 2018

" 1. We have so much in common, we see the world the same way, we have the same sense of humor, we're both so empathetic, we constantly help our friends and family members. we are perfect for each other. The psychopath drills these points home, oftentimes even going so far as to say: 'We're practically the same person.' / During the grooming phase, psychopaths observe and mimic. They steal qualities from their victims, and almost seem to become a 'better' version of their target's personality---co-opting all of the cheerful positives, without any of the burdensome emotions that come along with them. But his is all an act. These amplified, mirrored qualities are nothing more than a façade. Psychopaths don't truly feel or understand any of the things they imitate." " Gaslighting is when the psychopath intentionally distorts reality--often with trivial lies and wrongdoings--to bring about a reaction and then deny that it ever took place. You will finally speak up, and that's when the psychopath will either rewrite history or reject that the incident ever even occurred. You may start to doubt your own sanity as the psychopath slowly erodes your grasp on reality. The thing about conversations that come from gaslighting: they do sound petty. Who wants to argue about gym plans turning into a dinner out on the town? Who cares? With psychopaths their needless lies happen on a regular basis, and you find that you're always getting sucked into ridiculous , pointless conversations that make you seem like an obsessed detective. Presented with evidence of the truth, the psychopath will punish you with the silent treatment and turn the entire conversation around on you for being paranoid and crazy. You slowly learn that you're becoming a nuisance and that open communication is unofficially prohibited in your relationship." "No matter how much they abuse their partners, toxic people will always have a loyal following of fans cheering for everything they do. These people are blinded by shallow flattery that the manipulators use to control them. Fan clubs change often, as psychopaths' friendships are neither deep nor meaningful in any way. All that matters is constant attention and adoration. Anyone who fails to provide this mindless reinforcement will promptly be replaced with someone who can." " Silence is one of the most powerful tools of identity erosion. It is covert punishment, intended to manipulate a change in behavior without actually appearing to be overtly manipulative." mirroring, love-bombing. . .


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