Sociopaths and psychopaths will use your emotions to manipulate you
Sociopaths and psychopaths use other people’s emotions to manipulate them. A sociopath has a remarkable ability to zero in on an individual’s weaknesses, fears, and insecurities. The sociopath uses these observations as a weapon to emotionally manipulate and control his target.
At times, he will be incredibly charming and will make you feel special and loved. However, these displays of affection and attention are insincere and short-lived. Sooner or later, he’ll drop the act and reveal his true nature.
Yet, when he senses you might be on to him, he’ll manipulate you into questioning what his true nature really is. He’ll make you think you’re the one at fault, and he’ll have you questioning your own sanity. He will gradually destroy your self-esteem so you’re constantly doubting yourself. He uses your emotions to control and manipulate you.