Everything is up for grabs with sociopaths and nothing is off limits."Now that everything is said and done, I’m not terribly surprised that even the little truths were up for grabs.
Listen to the way your partner talks about themselves. Sociopaths feel deeply angry and resentful underneath their often-charming exterior, and this rage fuels their sense that they have the right to act out in whichever way they happen to choose at the time.It stops the game dead in its tracks — and what do they have if they can’t manipulate, intimidate, and get their own way at any cost?If you confront a suspected sociopath about any bad behavior, expect arguing, debate, and outright denial. And certainly don’t expect closure (which is fine — if you’ve dated a sociopath for any period of time you’re strong enough to give yourself closure.)Maybe this list doesn’t completely resonate with you.Denying what they're clearly doing is called gaslighting, and it's an incredibly damaging practice."The Gaslight Effect happens over time, gradually, and often, by the time you are deep into the Gaslight Tango, you are not the same strong self you used to be," writes Robin Stern, Ph. "In fact, your ego function has been compromised, and no longer being certain of your reality, you are not often able to accurately identify when something is 'off' with your partner."The sociopath mindset is fascinating.