The Love Bomb Creates an Addiction to Drama. The First One is Free.
(Noun) The love bomb is the repertoire of charming behavior that a psychopath uses in pursuit of a victim. It parallels the behavior in “grooming” except that it is usually aimed at an adult, rather than a child victim.
During the love bomb, the psychopath focuses on making the victim feel loved and special. Flattery, compliments, gifts, constant attention, special favors and treatment are all part of the love bomb package. The victim feels appreciated, as never before, for who they really are. The psychopath will mirror his victim, making them believe that they have found a soul mate.
The attention and focus on the victim is dramatic and unceasing. This acclimatizes the victim to constant drama so that they develop not only a tolerance but also an addiction to it.
The love bombing, occurs during the idealization phase of the idealize devalue and discard cycle.
The love bomb serves as an anesthetic, similarly to an anesthetic that a parasite injects into its host to numb the skin so that the host can’t feel that it’s boundaries have been violated. In addition, the parasite injects an anti-coagulant to allow the blood to flow without clotting. The anti-coagulant is like the drama the psychopath creates to elicit the flow of emotions from his victim. Then the parasite is able to feed on the host without detection.« Back to Glossary Index