A trait all toxic beings have is attempt to drive a person they hone in on over the edge then be on some “Poor pitiful person” because they’re stemmed in evil. They like to have that sense of power over others because they are powerless. Their most targeted are almost always rooted in faith because they themselves serve the devil. They’ll harass, taunt, torment, etc etc to the furthest outlandish extent so they can make examples of people in order to deflect from themselves when they either receive an owed reaction, a person backslides, or worst case breaks down mentality or worse. That is why trolls have the dark triad personality. Those with those toxic evil traits they enact horrendous acts upon people then step back to be like “Look at them, I did not do anything.” Which by the by the reason I put it that way is because it’s been scientifically proven a dishonest type will change their wording to be more pious while being dishonest IE instead of saying “Didn’t” they’ll get all wannabe proper all of a sudden of “Did not” and their tone changes to stress it, etc. It’s called overcompensation. The response they seek is I believe referred to as reactive abuse, in which a person is reacting to extreme provocation, harassment, etc narcopaths are notorious for invoking this all while crying victim themselves. The best recourse is don’t allow those types to push buttons like that let them show exactly what they are and enacting. There’s a known saying and a social media content creator that spoke of today “Be careful people playing the victim but actually are the abuser.” It’s quite common for those types.
Courtesy of- Psyche2Go
Courtesy of- DoctorRamani