Q & A – What is a social predator?

A social predator is an individual who uses manipulative tactics and charm to gain the trust and control of others for personal gain. Social predators are often highly skilled in identifying vulnerabilities and weaknesses in their targets and use this knowledge to exploit them. They may also use their social skills and charisma to gain access to influential networks or positions of power.

Social predators may engage in a range of manipulative behaviors, including lying, deceiving, and manipulating others for their own benefit. They may use flattery, compliments, and other tactics to create a sense of trust and rapport with their targets, often with the goal of isolating them from others or gaining control over them.

Social predators can be found in many different contexts, including personal relationships, professional settings, and social situations. They may engage in a range of abusive behaviors, including emotional manipulation, gaslighting, financial exploitation, and even physical violence.

It’s important to be aware of the signs of social predation and to take steps to protect yourself from these individuals. This may involve setting boundaries, seeking help from trusted authority figures, or seeking support from mental health professionals. If you feel like you are in immediate danger, call emergency services in your area or seek help from a trusted authority figure.

Author: Linda Turner

Coaching and Therapy Currently studying Psychotherapy , Cognitive psychology, Hypnotherapy. Qualified NLP, EMDR and CBT therapist. REIKI Master. I believe in truth, honesty and integrity! ≧◔◡◔≦

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