For those of you that know me know that I really detest manipulation (all levels – subtle to blatant). Please be true with your intent and don’t play games.
DEFINITION OF PSYCHOLOGICAL MANIPULATION
Psychological manipulation (c/o Wikipedia) – a type of social influence that aims to change the perception or behavior of others through underhanded, deceptive, or even abusive tactics. By advancing the interests of the manipulator, often at another’s expense, such methods could be considered exploitative, abusive, devious, and deceptive.
If you didn’t know or understand what manipulative techniques are, here’s a few:
- Lying by omission
- Guilt trip
- Projecting blame
Motivators of a manipulator
- Advancing their own purposes and personal gain
- Need to attain feelings of power or superiority in relationships
- Need to feel in control
- Sees it as a game more than hurting others
NOTE: I see you moving before you make your move. Don’t try it!!!