Category Archives: Covert-Aggression

Falling Under and Getting Out from Under a Spell

Falling under a spell is a real phenomenon, possessing elements of gaslighting and hypnosis, and can happen actively or passively.

Playing on Your Good Nature

Good-natured people don’t want to believe the worst. And they doubt their own gut hunches when something tells them they’re being played.

The Hidden Power in Manipulation Tactics

There’s hidden power in manipulation tactics, which is just one reason why these persuasion tools are so effective.

Heart Thieves Know What to Say and Do

Heart thieves know just what to say and do to win you over. But whether they have the character to truly love you is quite another matter.

Conspiracy Gaslighting Takes a Heavy Toll

Gaslighting by conspiracy happens when a covert abuser persuades others that they’re the good guy and you’re the crazy one.

Understanding Metanarcissistic Characters

Some disturbed characters exhibit a pathology that goes well beyond their narcissism. The folks I call the “aggressive personalities” fit this category.

Character is Ultimately about Love Ability

Just because someone possess the attractive, “lovable” traits to emotionally hook you doesn’t mean they have the capacity to genuinely love you.

Characters Without Conscience Are Dangerous

Some disturbed characters are nearly or totally without conscience. Such folks are very dangerous, especially if given the reins of power.