This is really important because sociopaths like to dominate and control.
When it becomes obvious to them that they are expending more effort trying to control you then it takes you to keep them away, they often get fed up and move away to find easier prey. But is so much easier than doing this on your own...
Every step after this one becomes so much easier when you understand the motivations and tactics of the sociopath as well as how mind control works.
A therapist who specializes in this area will help you to understand the steps taken by the sociopath to capture you and manipulate you. Firstly, it means you're able to see the relationship for what it is, something totally false that the sociopath creates in order to manipulate your emotions. He can no longer manipulate you in the same way and the effect he has becomes minimal.
It was the first time I truly believed I was not just getting out but staying out of the poverty that haunted our family tree.
The phone call came on a Tuesday while I was at work.
On one point of the spectrum are Femme fatale, on the other those who wear a mask of a faceless corporate bureaucrats or right wing authoritarian functionaries without sense of humor.
Cult leaders also install a sense of superiority or elitism in the members.
They do this firstly because the members become clones of the leader and the sociopathic leader believes he is better than others.
Female bullies attacks are typically more indirect and the use of relationships, rather than fists, to hurt another.
Rumors, name calling, cliques, shunning, and a variety of other behaviors are the weapons that female bullies use against other females and (less often, males) in schools, universities, sports teams, during recreational activities.