Manipulation - learn about their dreams and really listen to the answers, taunting victims with things they want (or believe the want)
Create belief of Dependency: victim "needs" pimp for safety, food, love... even though the trade-off is her physical safety, body and personal freedom
Keep the victim close and makes them dependent by calling constantly, moving them in, taking money away, monitoring their moves, etc.
Off balance: moving victims repeatedly, deprives them of familiarity, as well as family and friends
Pimp "breaks" the victim by letting her know he's dangerous- beating, raping, yelling, showing weapons, etc.
Threaten to hurt victim and their loved ones.
Competition and Distrust: to a pimp's advantage for victims to dislike and distrust each other
Intermittent good-bad treatment (Dutton & Painter, 1993, p. 105).
He talked to me like he knew me...knew what I had been through (DMST victim).
Pimp acts friendly sometimes, apologizes after abuse, promises that things will get better
Buys items the victim likes (clothes, jewelry, shoes, hair, nails), small acts of kindness become more potent (i.e. trip to McDonalds).
As time passes, positive interactions may be overly focused on in memories, leading victim back to perpetrator (trauma bonding)