The moment the sociopath loses control of someone he once controlled, that person will be vilified and torn down by the sociopath.
The sociopath will assassinate the person’s character in subtle and overt ways.
His audience will be a bit shocked by the sociopath’s sudden dislike and criticism of people the sociopath once SEEMED to revere:
“He is suffering from serious depression. What should I do? Should I say something to his family? He’s going to hurt himself!” (feigned concern)
“She is so unattractive. Look at her eyes. They’re so close together. And her body. She really thinks she’s hot and she’s not.” (projection of the sociopath’s body image issues)
“They’re nothing but a family of show offs. They are so arrogant and think they are better than everyone around them.” (more projection revealing how he compares his own family to others leading to deep jealousy)
“He’s dead to me!” (ease of discard regardless of how long a person was part of the sociopath’s life)
And if the sociopath can convince his audience to agree, the sociopath is happy. His supply is replenished, and the sociopath feels fulfilled.
(Imagine being fulfilled and happy at destroying another person’s reputation and convincing others that another person is unworthy of consideration? That’s evil. That’s darkness.)
But if the sociopath’s audience disagrees and questions the sociopath’s opinion and criticism, the sociopath instantly becomes incensed and the explosive rage begins:
“You disagree with me? Get out! Get the f*ck out! You whore. You bastard!”
Then the sociopath either throws you outside or silent treatment commences.
Seriously. What evolved and intelligent and reasonable and prudent person responds to simple questions by a loved one in such a way?
An evolved, intelligent, reasonable and prudent person DOESN’T react in such a way.
Regardless of how calm the sociopath appears when all is going in the sociopath’s favor, don’t ever forget that rage. Don’t underestimate the destructive power of the rage that bubbles and churns beneath the sociopath’s cool exterior. It only takes a simple denial to ignite the sociopath’s rage.
Why poke the bear when you know it’s a bear?
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