Flying Monkeys: Those who do the bidding of a narcissist (are also used by abusers, the angry, passive-aggressive, and those who get their needs met by using other people). Flying Monkeys are commonly used to exert pressure, threaten, force, mold or manipulate a victim. They also are called co-abusers.
The term “Flying Monkey” comes from the popular movie “The Wizard of Oz” and refers to the flying monkeys used by the Wicked Witch as part of her evil plan. The Flying Monkeys were sent out by the Wicked Witch and used force, fear, coercion and manipulation to get the movie’s protagonist, Dorothy, under control and to take what she wanted from her. The same dynamic as what is portrayed in “The Wizard of Oz” occurs in narcissistic families, and relationships.
As scary as it sounds, Flying Monkeys are not always detected because at first they may portray themselves as a friend or confident… and then betray you to the narcissist. Flying Monkeys often appear in family court or custody disputes, and are used to influence people to do the bidding of the narcissist or are used to create difficulties for the targeted victim.
In this video, Jerry Wise examines common personality profiles of a Flying Monkey, and why they assume the role of an enabler to someone who is narcissistic or abusive.
Jerry also offers tips on how to protect yourself from Flying Monkeys, and how to recognize and deal with their toxic behaviors.
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