Learn English – the word for a person who twists your words around into something negative…

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This individual has a drug problem… people close to him have concluded that he is suffering from some form of personality disorder, thus, he is self medicating with illicit drugs. having a conversation with him feels like I'm constantly trying to tip toe on eggshells so I don't set him off by saying the "wrong thing". However, no matter how hard I try to compliment him, tell him how much I can empathize with him, etc. He ALWAYS twists my words into something they are obviously not… making me the horrible person and him the victim.
Not to mention his milquetoast and "it's everyone else's fault for his problems, he is perfect " personality.

I AM LOOKING FOR A WORD THAT IS NEGATIVE OR EVEN POSSIBLY A MEDICAL TERM FOR SUCH BEHAVIOR.
AS IN, "I can't continue to have any further contact with him, due to his _________ tendencies. It's making me crazy!"

Best Answer

Not exact, but the term 'gaslight' sort of fits.

manipulate (someone) by psychological means into questioning their own sanity

Although this does not specifically apply to twisting someone's words, the effect is similar.