The malignant narcissist in your life may not be serving time in jail. Technically, this dangerous predator hasn’t broken any laws. Or, perhaps she did, but just wasn’t caught.
Although it’s illegal to harass someone, you’d have a very hard time proving that’s what happened. Adult bullies are very good at covering up their misdeeds. This is how they manage to destroy people, and still maintain a mask of saintliness.
They have a number of ways to accomplish their nefarious plans, and they usually succeed. Eventually, their impulsive nature gets the better of them. But, until that happens, they get away with outrageous antics.
How do they do this?
One of their favorite tricks is bullying by proxy. Instead of attacking directly, they recruit a team of flying monkeys. These little primates take turns doing and saying obnoxious things, in an effort to make a target come undone.