Discredit & isolate the victim
Play the victim and/or hero
Label the victim inferior
Hurt the victim for spite
Most abusers simply want what they want and will not be denied without unleashing a torrent of phony martyrdom and vicious slander all about you and how you are an abuser.
The smear campaigner needs to make their audience think they are a perfectly innocent person who was shockingly blindsided by your supposed evil, unreasonability, overemotionality or mental instability. Smear campaigners’ goals are to create mistrust of you, fear of you, and condemnation of you.
…they may admit that they have done something very minor, but that your response to it is outrageously unreasonable (or completely incompetent).
The Smear Campaign
- The Smear Campaign—Trademark of the Sociopath
- How to Make the Narcissist Powerless to Affect Your Life Leyulela.com
- Cluster B Smear Campaigners SalemWitchHunt.wordpress.com