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The Secret Language of Narcissists, Sociopaths, and Psychopaths: How Offenders Manipulate Their Victims

Society assumes that everyone has a conscience and the ability to empathize.

Narcissists and their like-minded colleagues, sociopaths and psychopaths, speak the language of the Manipulation, control, brainwashing and pathological envy.

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While I will focus on narcissistic abusers in this post, you should be aware that all three are unable to empathize with other people and often exploit others for their own ends.

If you come across someone with narcissistic traits, they might very well fall towards the extreme end of the psychopathy spectrum and be a sociopath or a psychopath.

These perpetrators mingle with us every day in their masks, often invisible and unnoticed because they look so incredibly normal.

They can be of any gender, background, and socio-economic status. Often times they are charming, charismatic and live a beautiful and successful life.

They are able to lure their victims and deceive humanity with ease. It is very possible that you have or had a family member or friend with Narcissistic or Antisocial Personality Disorder in your life, even if you didn't know it then.

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Learning their emotional language means recognizing that their cruelty is not just explicit but implicit, ingrained in the nuances of their facial expressions, gestures, voice, and most importantly, in the contradicting mismatch between their words and actions.

Most importantly, their cruelty is deliberate and aimed at controlling and ultimately destroying their victims.

Their manipulation is psychologically and emotionally devastating and very dangerous, especially considering that the brain triggers emotional and physical pain in the same way.

What a victim feels when punched in the stomach can be similar to the pain a victim feels when verbally and emotionally abused, and the effects of narcissistic abuse can be debilitating and long-lasting, even leading to symptoms of PTSD or more complex PTSD.

These types of perpetrators are skilled at manipulation, good at sadism, control, and anger. Their conscious degradation from you, which can best be described as "death by a thousand cuts," can be as slow and insidious as it is fast and vicious.

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It's like psychological and emotional rape, a filthy violation of boundaries and trust that the victim has shown in the perpetrator.

Narcissistic abusers can attack at any moment using their weapons of choice: sarcasm, condescending comments, name-calling, and finger pointing whenever they perceive you as a threat or when they need entertainment in the form of an emotional response.

They also use their non-verbal communication in the form of a sadistic smile, the cold lethality in their eyes as they declare they love you, their bored, evil looks, or their cruel laughs to bully you for being inferior to them.

Victims spend much of the "devaluing" phase of an abusive cycle (the phase in which they are kicked off the pedestal just to be humiliated) on tiptoe, being careful not to cause anger lest they get the anger attract their narcissist.

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Still, walking on eggshells doesn't help because the narcissist can and will use whatever you have said or done against you to destroy you.

Victims of narcissists

There are three key pieces of information that narcissists often gather in the "idealization" phase of the relationship, where they bombard and nurture you with undue attention first, then later use their special language of depravity against you during the devaluation and discarding phase:

1. The mistakes, flaws, insecurities and secrets that you have entrusted to the narcissist.

The narcissist is happy when you share your deepest pain, your struggles, and your problems with them at an early age. It will then be much easier for him to get under your skin and into your head.

During the early stages of the relationship, which is probably also associated with a lot of love, you will feel so trusting and open with a narcissist that you will share everything with him: your past, your heartache and what you perceive to be your shortcomings .

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You see this as a way to build a committed relationship and be vulnerable and intimate with your partner. Yet a narcissist sees it as a dinner that comes on the table by itself.

If you reveal his problems to him, he will pretend to support you and empathize with you, but later on he will provoke, belittle, and humiliate you during the devaluation phase.

Remember: the narcissist has no limits when it comes to what weapon they will use against you.

If you tell him that you are unsure about your weight, then you have to be prepared for covert and open humiliations regarding your body during the devaluation phase.

If you reveal to a narcissist that you've been through some trauma in the past, such as sexual harassment, it won't be long before they use degrading jargon in the bedroom to make you feel like a used object.

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The narcissist enjoys the fact that they managed to traumatize you again. His ability to get you back into the original trauma with a single phrase makes him feel powerful.

And he lives for that power because it is the only power he has in his empty, miserable life.

For a narcissist, any open wound is an invitation to cut even deeper, and the narcissist can and will cut a wound deeper than it already was.

2. Your strengths and achievements, especially those that make him morbidly jealous.

At first, the narcissist cannot get enough of your strengths and accomplishments. He can't stop raving about you in front of family and friends, treating you like a trophy, and seeing you as a very important person in his life.

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The connection with you makes him feel superior and important. This reinforces his false image of being a normal person who has received a “prize” like you.

However, in the devaluation phase, a narcissist will literally turn your strengths into perceived shortcomings.

You used to be confident and sexy but now you are naughty and vain. You used to be intelligent and motivated, now you're just a know-it-all and a smartass.

He makes you believe that your worth is not real, while making you feel his own inferiority. He will humiliate, minimize and ignore all that you achieve.

He will act as if your success means nothing to him or as if it matters little to the world. The narcissist will feed you falsehoods about your lack of competence and ability. He will claim that he is better than you and will steal your ideas.

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This person will try to instill in you the belief that you are incapable of the smallest tasks, even if you are much better than him, both professionally and personally.

The narcissist will threaten you to ruin your reputation and will try to destroy your important events in life by turning everyone against you.

This selfish man will trample your dreams, your desires, your beliefs, your personality, your goals, your profession, your talents, your appearance, your lifestyle and try to extol his own.

The sudden turn of his language is traumatizing, shocking, and unexpectedly vicious. Anything he once praised will inevitably become a weakness. That's because he can't stand you "winning" and being better than him.

For him everything is a competition and a game that he has to win at all costs. He tries to destroy you in every possible way so that you destroy and sabotage yourself as he sits back, relaxes, and watches as everything that you worked hard for dissolves.

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3. Your need to please him and his need to be constantly dissatisfied.

The narcissist creates the need from the very beginning of the relationship that you always seek confirmation and approval from him. By making you dependent on his praise, he is blackmailing you into seeking the exaggerated admiration that only he can give you.

Now that he devalues ​​you, he uses your need for confirmation to his advantage by withdrawing frequently, appearing grumpy at every opportunity, and turning every generous thing you do for him as a mistake on your part that does not meet his ridiculous expectations Fulfills.

Nothing can meet its high standards and everything that is wrong is put in the foreground. In fact, even the things he does wrong will be your fault.

His blameworthy language, passive-aggressive behavior, and narcissistic anger at the slightest use becomes too burdensome for the victim. Because in that case, the victim tries to intensify their efforts to meet the narcissist's standards.

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In return, the person concerned is confronted with verbal attacks, accusations and unfair comparisons, which give him an omnipresent feeling of worthlessness and which are never “enough”.

If the victim ever tries to hold the narcissistic abuser responsible for being a decent person, he will lash out in anger, blaming the victim for the abuse and silencing them.

The narcissist loves to have the last word, especially in the language that he created.

Taking back our control and power from a narcissistic abuser means going to war with the language he uses against us.

We need to create our "reverse language" that encourages, motivates, inspires, and revitalizes us by replacing the narcissist's cutting words with our own powerful truth.