Manipulative people latch on to empathetic targets and
Manipulative people latch on to empathetic targets and exploit their innate qualities. They find people who are easy-going, gentle and kind - who avoid conflict and seek to make others happy. The Problem: They reciprocate none of these things. Instead, they feel entitled to your constant forgiveness and self-blame. If you set boundaries or say no, you will be punished for reacting to their abuse. Toxic people constantly look to blame the victim.
Is my Partner a Narcissist? part 3
Continuing on with the Narcissism checklist, question #4 is:Is your partner unable to tune in to your feelings or your children’s feelings? I think that of all of the checklist points thus far, this is the most difficult for me. I also think that this is what causes the most contention in our house. Husbands inability to understand or care to understand anyone's feelings is one of the more hurtful realities. And then when he is callous and harsh with the children, I go into Momma Bear mode…