6 Phrases Narcissists and Sociopaths Use to Make You Feel Crazy
I think at some point or another, we’ve all had run-ins with sociopaths.
People who get into your head, maybe seem innocent, but simply want to manipulate you for their benefit.
Sometimes they’re family members, sometimes friends, members of the clergy, or coworkers; they really can appear nearly anywhere in your life.
These are 6 things sociopaths try to say to control us:
1. “You’re just ________.”
Fill in the blank. “Enamored with me”, “jealous”, “crazy”, “bipolar”, whatever. Sociopaths often get down in the gutter and resort to name-calling to diminish your self-worth and make you insecure.
By bringing you down, they bring justification to their unhealthy behavior and keep you hooked on them.
2. “You just didn’t understand me.”
Sociopaths will do something often referred to as “gaslighting,” which is when you do something that causes a negative reaction and then blame the person for their negative reaction, saying that they didn’t understand what you were trying to say.