Tag: assertive

Feb 25

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 …

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Nov 14

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. …

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Sep 12

Manipulation Games 1: The “One Upmanship Expert”

In this Manipulation Game the manipulator is expert in any possible topic, corrects your smallest mistakes, finds your weak points and reminds you of them with pretending being of your help   At times, I think I am an expert and armored against it. But yet again, I am struck again. In the middle of …

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Apr 17

“She always knew who she was…”

What makes us free spirited, self confident creatures?   Once I had a friend. I loved her dearly not because she was so obedient and easy to handle, but because of her firm, opinionated nature… She was called Renee, and she was a 3 year old mare when I first saw her. Her life began …

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Jan 17

Revealing Emotional Manipulation

Do you catch yourself doing sometimes what you don’t want to just to avoid being ridiculed, criticized, put down, labeled or other way pressurized? This presentation is for you!    I have no doubt about that we are all affected: parents, partners or the salesman in the door sometimes try to get us doing something, what …

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