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Abuse

How Narcissists Blame and Accuse Others for Their Own Shortcomings


The Mechanism
People with strong narcissistic tendencies and other dark personality traits tend to blame others for their own bad behavior. If they are lying, then they will accuse others of lying. If they are cruel, they will say that others are cruel. If they are stealing and scamming, then they will accuse others of stealing and scamming. They never take responsibility, and it's always someone else’s fault.


Abuse

Using Euphemistic Language Obfuscates Abuse and Betrays Victims


Language as a Tool for Understanding and Denial
We conceptualize reality by using language. This means that we describe the world around us by using words. The more accurately we describe it, the more aligned our perception of the world is with actual reality. That’s why using language properly is important to a person’s mental health, and the words ‘insane’ or ‘crazy’ are used to describe someone who is out of touch with reality.


Childhood Trauma

Abusive Things Narcissists and Other Abusers Think Are Okay to Do


Narcissists, sociopaths, psychopaths, manipulators, predators, abuse apologists, and other people with dark personality traits have a warped sense of normalcy. They either think that abnormal and immoral behavior and thoughts are normal—or they think that it’s only okay when they act abhorrently to others, but, of course, not when others do it to them.

The former is explained by their lack of morality and abusive tendencies, while the latter is because they believe that they are exceptional,...


Communication

8 Ways Narcissists, Sociopaths, and Toxic People Blend into Society

It’s Prevalent
People with strong narcissistic, sociopathic, psychopathic, and other dark traits have been studied and observed for a very long time. There are many articles and books analyzing both their behavior and their psyche.

And yet, there are still many people with strong narcissistic, sociopathic, psychopathic, and other dark traits. Most people have worked with or around somebody like that, been raised by or around somebody like that, or have been in a close relationship with somebody like that. Everyone has probably had the misfortune of dealing with somebody like that in one capacity or another.