Intimidating tactics

26 Jan

Then the tyrant who raised you would assume the utmost importance, no matter how pathetic and insignificant he was in any objective sense.

The psychology of cult followers and of those imprisoned by a psychopath has some similarities, particularly in the importance the psychopath assumes in their lives.

and the three share some common characterological deficits and overlapping personality traits, with deceitfulness and exceptional manipulative abilities being the most common traits among the three.

Sociopaths, borderlines, and narcissists are often both physically attractive (narcissists and borderlines in particular) and highly intelligent and can be efficient, persuasive, and incredible liars.

As absolute narcissists, all psychopaths think they’re extremely important.

To them, the universe revolves around them and their needs.

This can be the aggressor’s office, home, car, or other spaces where she feels ownership and familiarity (and where you lack them).

In addition, an aggressor may want to control the length of a meeting to her advantage, making it either excessively long to wear you down, or abruptly short to cut you off. Making You Wait Someone who deliberately makes you wait before you get to see him or her is utilizing a classic form of power play.

Being cognizant of control tactics used by challenging people can make the difference between awareness versus ignorance, and mastery versus victimhood.

By advancing the interests of the manipulator, often at another's expense, such methods could be considered exploitative, abusive, devious, and deceptive.

The process of manipulation involves bringing an unknowing victim under the domination of the manipulator, often using deception, and using the victim to serve their own purposes.

The Mongolian chieftain Tamerlane built a pyramid of 90,000 human heads in front of the walls of Delhi, to convince them to surrender during his Indian campaign.

— Paramhansa Yogananda Most of us come across difficult personalities at some points in our lives.