The term “flying monkeys” refers to people who are manipulated and recruited by a psychopath to do their bidding and engage in destructive behaviors. Psychopaths often use these individuals to isolate, intimidate, and control their victims.
Here are some common tactics that psychopaths may use to recruit flying monkeys:
- Charm and manipulation: Psychopaths are often very skilled at charming and manipulating others. They may use their charm to recruit individuals who are easily swayed by their charisma.
- Lies and deception: Psychopaths may spread lies and rumors about their victims to turn others against them. They may also create fake personas or exaggerate their accomplishments to win over new recruits.
- Intimidation and coercion: Psychopaths may use threats and intimidation to coerce others into doing their bidding. They may also use blackmail or other forms of manipulation to gain control over their targets.
- Emotional manipulation: Psychopaths may use emotional manipulation to elicit sympathy and support from others. They may play the victim or use guilt-tripping to make others feel responsible for their problems.
- Reward and punishment: Psychopaths may reward individuals who comply with their wishes and punish those who do not. They may use praise, gifts, or other forms of positive reinforcement to encourage compliance, while using threats, insults, or other forms of negative reinforcement to discourage resistance.
It’s important to note that not all individuals who support a psychopath’s destructive behaviors are intentionally doing so. Some may be unknowingly manipulated or may be acting out of a misguided sense of loyalty. It’s important to be aware of the tactics psychopaths use to recruit flying monkeys so that you can protect yourself and others from their destructive influence.