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Baiting and Bashing

September 19, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

I’m “mentally unstable”
for objecting to your abuse?!


Sociopaths enjoy playing this game. They provoke their chosen target for a reaction, then claim it as evidence of mental instability, evil-mindedness, or something else that implies it is the victim who is at fault. While diverting all attention away from his own behavior, the bully seeks support from others, turning them against his target. It can be devastating for someone already suffering from mistreatment to also be blamed, slandered, rejected, and isolated. The abuser enjoys the sense of power and control he derives from tormenting with impunity, and the positive attention he gets from playing the victim and fishing for sympathy. It is also an effective method of intimidating his target from speaking up and exposing the abuser.



Narcissists provoke people crazy

  1. Tara
    August 14, 2015 at 01:52

    This is my life story in a nutshell. I was recently assaulted by my narsassistic mother and sister in front of my children and I was outcasted from my entire family. My brothers who didn’t witness this told me what I did to mom was disgusting and that they are done with me. The only silver lining is that I’m finally free from the delusional web of abuse. However my heart is broken once again. My children witnessed the situation the same as I saw it so for once I’m confident that I’m not the crazy one. They made it clear to me that I’m psycho and need help. But the funny thing is that I do get help and my therapist has been telling me for years to cut these assholes out of my life. Thanks for this post!

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 14, 2015 at 02:08

      You are not alone in your ability to relate to descriptions of standard narcissistic abuse tactics. Thanks for commenting! Your story will help others come to terms with abuse issues in their lives.


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