30 Red Flags of Manipulative People/ Psychopath Free

An excellent list, I had even forgotten a few of them but as soon as I read them the memories came flooding back. *warning it may be triggering to some people. Reading this I shake my head, how did I stay 10 years? Hopefully the more we speak out and spread the word the more people will see the signs soon enough to avoid the worst of the devastation these soul suckers cause.

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https://www.psychopathfree.com/content.php?212-30-Red-Flags

From the book: http://book.psychopathfree.com

There are a lot of phenomenal studies on the traits and characteristics of psychopaths. For professional research, check out Cleckley’s criteria or Hare’s psychopathy checklist. A quick Google search ought to do the trick. The red flags in this book are intended to supplement those resources.

So what’s different about this list? Well, for one, it’s specifically about relationships. But it’s also about you. Each point requires introspection and self-awareness. Because if you want to spot toxic people, you cannot focus entirely on their behavior—that’s only half the battle. You must also come to recognize the looming red flags in your own heart. Then, you will be ready for anything.

1. You feel on-edge around this person, but you still want them to like you. You find yourself writing off most of their questionable behavior as accidental or insensitive, because you’re in constant competition with…

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2 thoughts on “30 Red Flags of Manipulative People/ Psychopath Free

  1. Excellent post! You were lucky you got out in ten years, it took me 38 and in some ways I am still not out. I still depend on alimony for my support and because of the children and grandchildren I maintain a relationship of sorts. We see each other (rarely) at certain functions and for some screwy reason (I think he realized how badly he messed up but cant change it) he still calls me every night and talks for about 15-20 minutes. If I am busy I don’t answer or if I just don’t feel like talking I don’t. But I am still worried that he will be pissed and withhold support. BUT and this is big for me – I have had a huge paradigm shift. Once that happens you just cant go back to the way it was before and I can see his manipulation for what it is. When he tries to ‘hook’ me in I simply respond with one of my “set” responses…I don’t know, gee, that’s too bad, that must be a tough spot to be in…etc. I can tell he is confused but for the first time in my life I feel so much better that I am not drawn into an argument and try to ‘fix’ things. They are broken and nothing will change that so I go on from here. Actually the kids and grands are much happier with this new me as well.

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  2. KL richardson, you sound a lot better, resolved and it is a nice space to be in. It is too bad he has a hold on your through the support, imagine how good it would feel to never have to worry about pissing him off or listening to his bs ever again.
    I thought I had reached the point of “meh” but he managed to wear me down any way. just be very careful. They tend to do things like call every night, so that subconsciously you get to expect their call, even if you don’t think you care, it is a habit and comforting to know they still “care” and then when they find another woman or just want to mess with your head they stop calling and the victim, whether they like it or not starts to wonder why.
    All tactics for keeping the victim thinking about them and not moving forward with their life.
    Hugs
    Carrie

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