I recommend reading the following book, it will help you grasp many things
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Thanks for the recommendation. I might look at it a little when I have the time, although I can’t guarantee it will change my views.
Likewise, you (and everyone) can check out an article I wrote this past October. It covers the topic of abusive manipulation tactics, and how to be less susceptible to them.