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6 Signs You’re Arguing With A Psychopath

6 Signs You're Arguing With A Psychopath

6. The ultimate silent treatment

When all of the above tricks with you fails, a psychopath will wield his/her ultimate power-tool – the silent treatment. It is a form of emotional abuse, in which the psychopath severs all sorts of communication with the other person, with an intention to punish and evoke an emotional reaction in the person.

Related: The Silent Treatment: A Narcissist’s Trick of the Trade of Emotional Abuse

The silent treatment can mean a reduced day to day communication with you, avoiding taking accountability for their mistakes. Often times this silent treatment demands a proper apology which once asked by you, will establish their dominance and validate their exaggerated superiority.

The only way to get rid of these mind games of psychopaths is to disengage.

The more time you waste in stroking their vulnerable ego, the more will you contribute to degrading your own mental health. They deserve none of your valuable time or energy.

Related: The Deafening Brutality of the Narcissist’s Silent Treatment

The worst mistake you can do while arguing with a psychopath is to try to make them conceptualize your opinions. They lack the ability to put themselves in other’s shoes because they feel snug in their grandiose stature.


Signs You're Arguing With A Psychopath

6 Signs You're Arguing With A Psychopath
6 Signs You’re Arguing With A Psychopath
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