3 Mind Games Toxic People Love To Play With You.
Here are the three common mind games of toxic people, see if you know someone who behaves like this.
Game #2: Guilt-Tripping
Toxic people have to make you feel insecure, as your insecurity makes them feel superior. Unless you do what they want you to do, they will lay a guilt trip on you until they see you suffering and feeling guilty. They will call you names, discredit you to others until they are satisfied that they have brought you down and that you believe you have done something wrong.
Examples of this can be:
Male – “You’re so frigid” to make you feel guilty and give in to his need of more sex.
Female – “You’re so sexist” to make you behave how she thinks you should.
This is an unhealthy way to communicate and you should not allow them to play such mind games on you .
Game #3: Shaming and Disqualifying
Toxic people love to bring people down. They get a real buzz seeing those in their target zone suffering, especially if people they’re surrounded by feel miserable they will actually feed on that to make the situation even worse.
They love to play mind games they will express their anger by looking at you in a certain way in company if they catch you doing something they consider inappropriate, when in fact you have done nothing wrong, they just enjoy seeing your fear. They are waiting for you to make a mistake, the second you do they shame you or point out that what you’re doing is wrong.
If you mention something related to politics or religion, for example, it could be that’s all they’ve been waiting for to make you feel ashamed of your views. Then when you defend your beliefs they will say “Sometimes you are so oversensitive.” or “It was just a joke, chill.”. They are insulting you. It’s like they purposely enjoy hurting you, by shaming you and disqualifying what you have said.
Does all of the above sound familiar?
You may be a victim of a toxic person, there is a huge possibility that a toxic person is a victim of another toxic person and it just goes round and round, that does not however make what they are doing to you right! Only you can make the decision to leave or stay in the relationship/friendship but put yourself first you owe yourself that much at least .
-Written by Kate Masters