In the beginning of a relationship with a sociopath, psychopath or a narcissist, an person who is being targeted is usually unaware of the sociopaths true intentions. Also to any possible vulnerabilities potential victims may have that can make them more receptive to their advances, psychopaths also look for those who will “invest” in relationships with them. Often things may feel wrong. However, in the absence of any solid reasons or evidence as to why things do not feel right, the relationships, whether romantic, business, or otherwise, often continue. The simple passage of time can further deepen the connections and perceived obligations to the psychopath. It may seem that victims are weak, but this is not the case. Normal human vulnerability should not be confused with weakness. Anyone has the potential to be targeted.
At any point, they tend to have disdain for anyone they see as threatening to their position and will very likely attempt to disarm those individuals who they consider to be threatening. This stage may present further challenges for the victim. Many with psychopathic traits do not like to be questioned. Often, at this point, the victim searches for answers. It is not uncommon for people to seek answers from those with whom they are involved. In these cases, doing so can often lead to conflict and meet with further retaliation and victimization. Unfortunately, even though they are ready to move on to another situation or relationship, they may enjoy watching a victim’s distress. Sometimes, they even enjoy the challenge of a fight.
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