Everything you need to know about dark personalities, manipulators, and abusers. Learn to recognize them and understand their game before it even starts.

6 Types of Toxic People Who Become Involuntary Manipulators

There are countless articles about the different types of toxic people, such as psychopaths, sociopaths, and narcissists. These shady characters use sophisticated manipulation techniques like gaslighting to take advantage of their victims. But what about those who make you feel bad about yourself without having the intention to? In fact,…

What Triggers Narcissistic Injury & How to Recognize It?

Narcissistic injury happens when the narcissist has been confronted, challenged, or denied something. In a situation like this, they feel like their whole façade comes apart. The narcissistic wound is real, and yet, it comes from a place of make-believe hurts. How can we tolerate this sort of behavior? To…

8 Emotional Manipulation Tactics and How to Recognize Them

Physical or verbal abuse is easy to recognize because you can see it or hear it. However, emotional manipulation tactics aren’t always obvious. At some point in our lives, we’ve either witnessed emotional abuse, or we’ve been victims of this heartache. I can attest to being a survivor of a…

Are Intelligent Women Less Likely to Fall for Psychopaths and Narcissists?

Do you think you would ever fall for a psychopath or narcissist? Most intelligent women think they wouldn’t. But skilled manipulators target all kinds of people. So can your smarts outwit a predator? Let’s find out. How Likely Is It for Intelligent Women to Fall for Psychopaths and Narcissists? We…

Cyberstalking: Examples, Tactics and How to Protect Yourself Online

Stalking in any form is insidious and menacing. However, cyberstalking takes this kind of threatening behaviour to frightening new levels. The internet has evolved to become the place in which we communicate effectively and quickly. For the vast majority of us, it is a safe and pleasant place to inhibit.…

Online Disinhibition Effect Explains Why Some People Become Jerks Online

Trolling others is a common refrain for people online. Indeed, this behavior has become so common that it is now intensively studied by psychologists. Psychologists call this behavior the ‘online disinhibition effect’. But what is it that makes people behave this way? Who are internet trolls? Are some people more…