mental illness

The Stonewaller

Psychopath Resistance

Stonewalling = the act of refusing communication, stalling, or evading, especially to avoid revealing embarrassing information and escape accountability.

The stonewaller isn’t necessarily a sociopath, but the act of intentional stonewalling contains the cold, callous attitude of the sociopath. Absence of empathy is characteristic of stonewallers, and they may relish a sadistic pleasure in watching their target twist, squirm, and make humiliating efforts and bids to be heard. Stonewallers, whether sociopaths or not, are seriously disturbed communicators. Their indifference to the stonewalled party’s experience, as noted, can be chilling. Stonewalling often reflects character pathology, in which case they won’t change—they will always be stonewallers.

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4 thoughts on “The Stonewaller”

  1. Oh my God, just what I needed a reminder or confirmation on today… you re posted something earlier about cold empathy as well. It’s part of the cold empathy reading by a narcissist to to pick up whether or not someone has a trigger by the stonewalling or silent treatment. If they know it gets to you they’re going to do it as their favorite method of passive aggressively punishing you probably for putting up a boundary or saying something that isn’t want to hear. It is such a red flag for me. It’s different then going no contact from somebody for self-preservation or taking a time out from them. It’ meant as A cruel punishmet. I’ve run into people who still try to do that to me but it works the opposite for me now, it just makes me more certain that they are not capable of true intimacy or healthy relationships. It’s pretty sad….


    1. It is good that you can see this red flag when it occurs. The more truth we can see, the more we can have the opportunity to blossom into the being that we were meant to be. The predators are vampires that suck our energies. Better to stay away so that you can follow your path of beauty and peace 🙂
      Much love,

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