Hijackals — chronically difficult people — are chameleons. They will be just what you want them to be … and that’s the beginning of the path to feeling trapped. IfIt’s like they can read your soul and give you the love, attention, and understanding you have longed for.
S/he scooped you up, engaged you fully, and stole your heart. Then, when secure that you were completely enthralled, s/he shed the “nice” and showed you true colors you could not believe you were seeing. You feel trapped.
That’s why it’s not your fault if you find yourself with a Hijackal.
Who are these creatures? I created the term “Hijackals” to describe people who hijack relationships for their own purposes, while relentlessly scavenging them for power, status, and control.