Even when you read and write about malignant narcissism, it still amazes you how these morally disordered folks get away with what they do. Because they are so manipulative, they create tripwires for their opponents. They do this through gossip, hinting, gas lighting, directed conversation and other devious means.
Just one morally disordered person in a workplace, for instance, can poison the whole office. However, she will never be working alone because her strategy is to pull others in, so they can also take some psychological whacks at her target. If it weren't for these "innocent" bystanders, there would be no drama, because a one-person hate campaign isn't very effective.
I hope that by continually writing about malignant narcissism that people who might witness such a situation may see these dynamics for what they really are. I don't expect anyone who's morally disordered to reform themselves after reading this. (That would take a minor miracle, but, with God, all things are possible.)
Instead, someone who is not deficient in the empathy department may recognize this type of behavior, and, if they're in a position to do so, put an end to it by publicly supporting the target of the narcissistic abuse. Narcissism is very prevalent in our society, and I believe it's in our best interest to learn all we can about morally disordered people.