Sociopaths openly debase others in order to brainwash their new/current target into absolute and complete compliance.
The new/current target serves as the sociopath’s attentive audience. The new/current target listens with deep interest and awe as the sociopath talks about his disapproval and disgust of those from the sociopath’s past.
“She was so lazy.”
“She never cooked for me.”
“When she did cook, it was terrible.”
“He was so fat.”
“She pretended to work hard.”
“She was so fake. Her friends were fake too.”
“She only had that job because they didn’t know where else to put her in the company.”
“He was so arrogant and really thought he was something special.”
“She was so spoiled. Daddy was always bailing her out.”
“He just used me for my connections.”
“She gained so much weight and left the laundry unfolded for days in the basket.”
“She dressed like a slob.”