Invalidating a person
Another example, I have this other friend who doesn't listen to me at ALL when I talk to them.
Sometimes, I'll confront one of my friends about how their actions made me feel like garbage and they'll go off about how I shouldn't feel this way and they're doing all they can to be a good friend.
The more clever invalidators don't use their powers until it's absolutely necessary.
The invalidator can appear to be quite friendly for a very long time.
They wouldn't even acknowledge what I said and their actions hurt my feelings.
How can someone say they care about me, yet treat me like that?