Category Archives: Psycho Tricks

Flying Monkey Definition

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TOP DEFINITION

flying monkey

In popular psychology, a flying monkey is someone who does the narcissist’s bidding to inflict additional torment to the narcissist’s victim.

It might consist of spying on the victim, spreading gossip, threatening, painting the narcissist as the victim and the target as the perpetrator.

Despite this, the narcissist does not hesitate to make flying monkeys their scapegoats when and if needed.

by Narcissistic Notes Fb page April 15, 2014

Narcissists Cannot Tolerate Criticism

A narcissist’s ego is hyper-sensitive. Criticism causes ‘narcissistic injury,’ which can trigger an outburst of ‘narcissistic rage.’ The affected will blow a perceived slight out of proportion and lash out at its source with accusations and blame—never admitting any responsibility. The narcissist plays the innocent victim act, engages allies, and can go to great lengths to exact revenge on someone they feel offended by.


Lack of Empathy

Sociopaths lack the capacity for empathy.

Sociopaths have a profound lack of empathy for the feelings of others. They lack the internal feedback system by which normal people monitor themselves. (Most people call this “conscience,” which is probably as useful a term as any.) Sociopaths do not have this and don’t feel bad about abusing other people. It’s not that they feel bad and ignore it—they don’t feel it at all.
true-empathy

Sociopaths understand that they are different from normal people and learn to mimic normal behavior. This mimicry has a purpose: It gets the sociopath what he or she wants.
FakeFeelings

The sociopath hides his or her difference. After letting it show a time or two—and probably being punished by a parent as a result—the sociopath covers up the truth and keeps it covered. But the reason for hiding it is not embarrassment (the sociopath doesn’t feel embarrassment), but because it hinders him from getting what he want.

Since sociopaths have no empathy for others, making use of normal people feels just fine to them. Likewise, they feel no remorse.
insincerity

Empathy, as viewed by the sociopath, is a weakness, and he considers himself superior because he isn’t burdened by it.

Because they lack an internal feedback system, sociopaths are excellent liars. For example, they can often pass lie detector tests, since those tests register the effects of our internal feedback system, which they don’t have.
PsychoLiars

A sociopath is likely to maintain a group of people who believe wholeheartedly that he is a good, kind, honest person. He’ll work in calculated ways to create and maintain that opinion in them.
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From They Walk Among Us by Paul Rosenberg


Liar Liar

Liar Liar

Billy LiarSociopaths tend to be comfortable lying, having years of practice (and no qualms) and so can sound believable when making baseless statements. The sociopath benefits when people feel too uncomfortable to ask a seemingly sincere, respectable person to substantiate a claim, or fail to look closely at evidence—if not ignore it—because of his charm or perceived authority. He also benefits when people believe that they can “just tell” who is lying and who is telling the truth, and so fail to adequately investigate.

Fighting the Workplace Bully

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Expect to be on your own in your fight with a workplace bully, with no support from within the company. Co-workers are more likely to distance themselves from your problems, hoping to preserve their own positions and opportunities.
PatternBarHa700Don’t be too surprised by the ruthlessness of a workplace bully’s actions or the rewards and honors bestowed upon him. You shouldn’t be shocked when the bully, a few weeks after you expose his diabolical plot against you, receives a huge bonus—just when you thought he was about to be fired.

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From: Fighting Workplace Bullies, Part 2: Preparing Yourself to Respond
See also: Why Workplace Bullies Thrive: The Bystander Effect