Who are instigators?
Who are the perpetrators?
Instigators are those who purposefully provoke,
rouse, incite, sow discord, and stir up trouble.
They position themselves to appeal to or appease
both left-wing and right-wing viewpoints. They
are usually gossips who will use devious power
plays and intentionally mischaracterize others in
order to kill the truth and assassinate one's
Instigators are typically toxic, mean-spirited,
and self-centered. They are inciters, messy
agitators, crazy-makers, rabble-rousers,
provocateurs, and meddlers who are
well-rehearsed at bullying, shifting blame,
and playing the victim.
When instigators begin to feel inferior, or
believe that others can see through their toxicity,
they may attempt to cover their tracks and save
their image. They are terrified that others will
dislike them or have a negative opinion of them.
They will seek out others to validate their
delusions in order to make themselves
Instigators are quick to run to unfairly criticize
and tell their circle the version of the story in
which another is seen as the villain or perpetrator
and they are the victim. In many cases, they
can be extremely critical and notorious for
mischaracterizing people, telling others how
bad another person is when, in reality, they are
projecting those ugly inferiority issues onto
another, sometimes without even realizing it.
It's easy to point out someone else's flaws, but
Jesus said, "You hypocrite, first take the plank
out of your own eye, and then you will see
clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s
Character assassination is an intentional attempt,
usually made by a compulsive liar/narcissist to
influence someone's portrayal or reputation in
such a way that others develop an extremely
negative or unappealing perception of them.
Character assassination is an essential
component of emotional and psychological
abuse. Destroying the reputation and image
of the designated victim places the abuser in
a dominant position, or so they think.
The assassin tears away at the victim's
integrity by deliberately amplifying perceived
flaws, heartlessly criticizing and mocking one's
actions, beliefs, aspirations, and discrediting
accomplishments, and spreading outright lies.
As a result, as the victim begins to succumb to
the shame of stigma and the oppression of the
assassin's smear campaign broadcast to anyone
willing to listen, s/he begins to doubt reality and
question themselves. The assassin eventually
leads the targeted victim to experience and
perceive themselves as emotionally and
Envy, greed, jealousy, a demented need to
harm, and hidden agendas drive many character
assassins. They will scapegoat, demonise, and
vilify their victim in order to deflect blame.
To build a militia of enablers, they will pretend
to be victims, manipulate facts, spread confusing
rumors (doublespeak), and question the targeted
Trickery is a common tactic used by character
assassins to pit an enabler against the targeted
rival in order to Divide and Conquer.
They are masters at reshaping what is technically
true into a devious narrative devoid of facts.
Character assassins can dupe others into joining
forces in their agenda by relying on group-think,
the tendency to interpret information so that it
Jealousy is a negative emotion that causes harm
to the person who feels it. They are typically
constrained by their own limited imagination.
Jealousy stems from a desire for something that
someone else possesses... or from feeling
threatened when there is perceived competition.
A jealous person is filled with self-doubt. This
emotional bondage can prevent them from
performing at their best. They may perceive
another to have a gift, expertise, competence,
talents, aptitude, or natural abilities that they
have convinced themselves that they do not
A jealous person's mindset is one of manipulation.
How does a person who is envious manipulate?
A jealous person manipulates a group's perception
of the gifted person by taking advantage of the
group's opinion and claiming the gifted person
is full of flaws.
What lethal trappings may be
anticipated from small seeds
What mischief people do to
themselves by their ungoverned
truth distorters, liars, judge,
jury, and executioners....
A dishonest person spreads strife,
and a whisperer separates close
A man of violence entices his neighbor
and leads him in a way that is not good.
Whoever winks his eyes plans dishonest things;
he who purses his lips brings evil to pass.
1 Peter 2:1-25
Because of their own pain and insecurities,
some people feel compelled to hurt and
Satan is a treacherous instigator
and a diabolical liar. He thrives
on other people's negative energy.
Satan is both spiritually and
Satan manipulates others through hearsay.
He feeds on the negative energies he creates.
Instigators may be driving a
wedge, severing the ties that bind
us to our families, schedules,
We must guard against and be especially aware
of anyone who undermines the effectiveness of
our relationship with God, our family dynamics,
our schedules, and our dreams.
Satan is the instigator
of the first murder.
Let us stop dancing to Satan's tune.
Let us always take the high road to
maintain our integrity.
Let us not give instigators any
ammunition to use against us.
I appeal to you, brothers, to watch
out for those who cause divisions
and create obstacles contrary to the
doctrine that you have been taught;
Put away all malice, deception,
hypocrisy, envy, and slander.