by Donna Andersen
In your dreams and desires, Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. You spend time with family and friends. You give and receive thoughtful gifts. If you are religious, you renew your faith.
Christmas is supposed to be special. Of course, it doesn’t always work out that way, but at least that’s your goal.
So how do sociopaths view Christmas?
In my opinion, sociopaths view Christmas simply as another tool in their manipulation toolbox. They know that Christmas is important to their targets — that would be you — so they figure out how to use Christmas to advance their agendas.
So, if sociopaths are in the love bombing stage, they may shower you with gifts and create unbelievably magical moments.
If they’re in the exploitation stage, they may convince you to pay for gifts for them, the kids, or other people that they’re trying to take advantage of.
If they’re in the devalue and discard stage, they may ignore you at Christmas, or even let you know that they’re spending the holidays with someone else.
If they’re in the vindictive stage, they may intentionally think of ways to ruin Christmas for you, the kids, or other friends and family. MORE