“As you may recall, I said…” and of course it’s something you’ve never heard before.
“As I already told you…”
“I told you before…”
These statements can cause us to doubt our memory. But when you hear them repeatedly and only from one individual, you may begin to suspect that you are being manipulated. Maybe it is being done intentionally to throw you off balance, or maybe a highly egocentric individual simply expects you to see matters from his point of view—as if you have been told, though the words haven’t actually been spoken. Truthfulness is of little relevance to a sociopath.