Accountability and Blame-Shifting

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Why is it so hard to hold abusive people accountable for their actions?

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Because they are either in
denial, or they simply deny.

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Abusers regularly deny the abuse ever took place, rationalize their abusive behaviors, or use tactics to cover themselves—and each other.

Sociopaths are skilled deniers. Where the rest of us would stutter or blush, they can lie with a convincing confidence. They pose as authorities and, to discourage questions, they act “offended” if their audience shows doubt. An arrogant manner indicates a lifetime of “successful” manipulative control tactics and contempt for other people, who they regard as inferior.

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Why is it so hard to hold abusive people accountable for their actions?

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State of Denial


A Narcissist Taking Responsibility? Never!

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Malignant narcissists abuse others because they can. They can talk endlessly about taking responsibility, but they never genuinely face up to and become accountable for their actions.