Understanding Reactive Abuse

The Toxic Dynamics of Manipulation

Neuro Girl
3 min readFeb 20, 2024

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In the intricate web of abusive relationships, one particularly insidious tactic often employed by narcissists and toxic individuals is known as reactive abuse. This covert form of manipulation involves deliberately provoking a reaction from their victim through antagonistic behavior or hurtful remarks, only to feign innocence and deflect responsibility…

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