Diversion: Manipulators do not give straight answers to questions. Instead, they steer the conversation onto another topic. This tactic is used to evade being truthful without actually lying. It is also used to divert attention away from their own behavior & redirect attention away from their behavior & redirect it to a flaw - real or fabricated - in their target.
These skilled manipulators have an arsenal of tactics...They can inflict so much psychological warfare and make you suppress so much emotion that you can be backed into an emotional corner. When this happens, the intense frustration you feel, but are not allowed to express through normal communication, will cause you to blow up in a reaction of self-defense. Emotional reactions in self-defense to an abusive situation do not make you an abuser.
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Sociopaths are master manipulators and liars without any remorse, guilt or empathy. They'll write or say a lot of bull---t in order to get what they want or make themselves appear a certain way. Their words are worth NOTHING…