To try and better understand this subject , I turned to professionals and others who have experience or studied the subject. A bright and kind friend shared with me, that for many years he was so confused and abused by a partner, who at the same time appealed for his love and support , that he considered killing himself to escape his hidden torment . He didn’t, but sadly, another friend did. This was an uncomplicated man, targeted by a family member. Unaware of the accepted modus operandi of an abuser to unjustifiably blame, twist, accuse and confuse, he became isolated and vulnerable.
Regrettably, I know of more examples not given here . I do know however, that support and knowledge of this topic can be a real force for good.
Some experts who study harmful and anti social people, have identified personality traits found in ‘Dark Triad’ types. Technology now provides the perfect vehicle for individuals who wish to instigate ‘group hate’ via social media, confusingly, they will often claim to be the victim, to justify their abuse and achieve some personal agenda.