Guilt Trip, Silent Treatment, Threat, Attacking Self Esteem, Excessive Criticism and Provoking Competition – all can serve one goal: make you doing what the “provocateur” wants you to… What people consider manipulation might be defined differently case by case. The common outcome is making the target feel seriously uncomfortable if they don’t perform the will …
Contradiction and its communication between people.
How do you know if someone is manipulating you?
Listen to your feelings! 1/ What are you doing? – Whose interest does it serve: yours or others? Are you doing what you prefer not to do? Are you on a mission by doing some favor for your family members, friends or acquaintances? Yes? – You might be manipulated. 2/ What are you feeling …
Manipulation Games 8: Best Defense Is Offense
In this manipulation game the manipulator wards off confrontation with attack Brianna came home from the party late at night, way later than it was agreed upon. Her mother was relieved when she returned home and consequently postponed the confrontation for a day later. The next day she reprimanded her for being late. This action …
Manipulation Games 4: Iron Fist
In the “Iron Fist” manipulation game the manipulator threatens you physically or mentally if you don’t do what he wants In our second meeting, all of a sudden the otherwise charming Larry leaned forward, lifted his finger before his face and began yelling. The problem seemed to me insignificant, but his reaction was way overboard. I was …