avoid people who: 1. mess with your head 2. intentionally and repeatedly do and say things that they know upset you. 3. expect you to prioritize them but refuse to prioritize you. 4. can't and won't apologize sincerely. 5. act like the victim when confronted with their abusive behavior.
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Pity, Pity, and More Pity: Exaggerate illness, money woes, how badly they have been treated. They need you to feel sorry for them so you will do things for them. According to Martha Stout, the pity play is the telltale sign of a sociopath.