replace the word ABUSER with CYBERPATH - and the behaviors will be the same.
How Your Abuser Might React to Being Questioned About their Behavior
When you confront your abusive friend/relative/significant other/employer/co-worker/neighbor/acquaintance about their abusive behavior, there are 5 things that you can usually expect:
- Anger – They will likely get angry at you for daring to question them.
- Defensiveness – They may try to blame you for their behavior, or try to make you think it’s your fault.
- Diversionary Tactics – They may try to make you feel guilty for confronting them about their treatment of you (or their behavior in general), or accuse you of being jealous. They will usually also turn the tables by accusing you of the same things you brought up (that’s called Projection).
- Lies – They may lie to you (this can and often does fall under Diversionary Tactics)
- Silence – They may simply clam up and refuse to talk about the abuse.
The above are all Primary Tactics of the Abuser/Narcissist/Cyberpath– learn them well