Tag: emotional manipulation

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 …

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Three Essentials to Back Off Manipulators

Understand how manipulation works on you! Don’t let yourself pulled by imposed guilt, shame or anxiety! Be crystal clear about what you want and stand up for it firmly!   Our everyday life is full of manipulation whether we are aware of it or not. Some salesman on the doorway, some doctors, some teachers, some …

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I should have said “NO” but I couldn’t. Have I been manipulated?

What is Emotional Manipulation and how does it work? How many times have I felt that way and how often have I heard this sigh coming from others before I began to deal with Emotional Manipulation? Weeding out manipulative attempts from straightforward communication or rightful influence is not always an easy ride.   Cloud of …

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Manipulation Games 9: Intentional Misinterpretation

In this manipulation game the manipulator purposefully mis-interprets the meaning of words, sentences, whole scenes or the  motivation and intention Ken got to the end of his wits with his stepdaughter. He tried everything he could to influence her in a good way, though he felt he failed: bad grades, lies, big troubles in every …

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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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