"All the harm we have mentioned thus far is from covert abuse. Psychopathic individuals also may openly psychologically abuse their victims by denigrating and terrorizing them."
"For now, we simply note that emotional abuse can be extremely harmful to victims. Sadly, some victims attempt suicide as a result of hopelessness, helplessness and the belief there is no way out. Some victims have reported to us that
psychopaths have actually encouraged them to take their own lives
or have indicated that they would put them through so much turmoil that their only recourse would be suicide."
"Individuals with psychopathic traits may attempt to ruin the lives of their victims through the use of social aggression. For example, it is common for psychopathic individuals to lie about their victims or portray them unfavorably in gossip, so as to damage their reputations."