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Why We Elect Narcissists and Sociopaths—And How We Can Stop! by Bill Eddy

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BE AS ASSERTIVE AS HCPs ARE AGGRESSIVE

Let’s start with what not to do. One common (and natural) response to very aggressive behavior is to become passive—to defer to the aggressive person. With an HCP, however, never respond with passivity. If you do, they will trample you, humiliate you, attempt to destroy you, and call you weak. They will never pause in their attacks, even for a moment. Some literally never stop for as long as they live. As we have seen over and over again, with more time and power, they always become more dangerously aggressive, not less.

Another common (and equally natural) response to an HCP’s over-the-top aggression is ...

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