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This isn't to say what they're saying isn't true, but it's wise to be wary.
The narcissist knows you are empathetic, and they know revealing personal information to you will probably make you feel like you're bonding with them.
They spotted you, and they wanted to use you as their source of supply, and so turned on the charm using a technique called love bombing.
It's when someone makes you feel like you're the most important person in the world, and they must be the one for you because they seem so perfect.
Sarkis says there are several stages to gaslighting.
It happens gradually over time, so it can be difficult for the victim to identify before it's too late.
This is because for the most part, if someone is dealing with any of these situations, anyone with narcissistic tendencies, including sociopaths, could be to blame.
When you first met the narcissist, they may have showered you with affection.
The website is now a popular go-to place for people who have been through abuse, to help teach them to recognize and avoid sociopaths.
Andersen wrote a blog post last month about some of the phrases and words you should know if you think you're going through an abusive relationship with a narcissist or sociopath, and this is a few of the ones you should be aware of.
Sociopath and narcissist are used interchangeably in this article.
They probably told you how different you were to anyone else they've dated, how you were "the one," and you two were "meant to be." They might have complimented you all the time, given you expensive gifts, even taken you on holiday.
In reality, they probably weren't Prince/Princess Charming at all, they were just reeling you in, psychologists say.