Just let it.
Just let it happen.
Stop bailing them out like a doting father does his Princess because they begged for mercy, bleeding heart in hand. These are not your people, they are not your problem. They can go to their own, the politicians and the people who donate less to charity cases in studies, the ‘nice’ people.
Don’t be afraid to laugh at them. Their situation, their stupidity, and the fact narcissists think they can always fool you into paying for their decisions with “I didn’t know”.
This is their greatest thrill, to trick you and get everything free, on you.
The proof positive is how they back down once it’s clear you’re onto the lie: I didn’t know becomes I don’t care, you still owe me.
That isn’t a special appeal for mercy (still a fallacy), an appeal to exception, it’s a threat.
A psychopath is essentially a malignant narcissist, they are interchangeable
The psychopathic tendency to not care about the consequences of their actions, no matter how badly they affect others, can be linked to their “remarkable ability to rationalize their behavior,” according to Hare.
While their friends and family may be physically or emotionally hurt by the psychopath’s actions, he or she will typically just deflect the blame with excuses or flat-out deny it.