Flying Monkeys

This one is needed after the last one. https://ptsd-acceptingcopingthriving.com/2016/09/03/still-in-it/ Should you decide to use the word no and stop taking personally all the words they spew out, they will call in the flying monkeys.  Friends, family, acquaintances get dragged in to take their side.  They will twist every event into some horrible thing you have done. …

Triangulation

This technique in keeping a victim confused and down is sometimes called ‘bringing out the flying monkeys.’ (Wizard of OZ reference… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SESI19h4wDo ) When an abuser can’t put you down themselves, they enlist others to do their bidding.  Or if they can’t win an argument they will bring in a third party person to ‘gang up’…

Diversion Tactics

I came across an interesting article that lists that different ways that toxic people use to manipulate and confuse their victims.  The article is interesting, however the picture at the top may be triggering for some people. http://thoughtcatalog.com/shahida-arabi/2016/06/20-diversion-tactics-highly-manipulative-narcissists-sociopaths-and-psychopaths-use-to-silence-you/ I am familiar with many of these and on the receiving end of quite a few.  Counseling,…