Posts to help with manipulation
In this video I speak about manipulative relationships and approval, why it’s so strong in us and how to extricate ourselves from this reliance.
Let’s face it: being manipulated sucks. Possibly the only thing worse than being manipulated is having to admit our dirty little secret. When we realize we’ve been had, we feel stupid, weak and ashamed. And it doesn’t end there. If we keep falling for their tricks, manipulators leave us with a bad feeling about the world around us.
Being manipulated is no fun. So here are five questions to help you become more aware – and get you thinking about the right things before being manipulated again.
We’ve all heard about passive-aggressive people, and most of have probably called someone passive-aggressive (at least in our thoughts). But in my research, I discovered that passive aggression isn’t what most think it is. Internet and other “experts” are a bit mixed up when it comes to this term – and so are the rest of us.
Do your friends or family pressure you into making decisions right away, before you’ve had a chance to think? Do you sometimes say yes before you understand what that means?
Setting boundaries can be tough. What do you do when your answer is “no”, but the other person won’t accept it? You’ve explained your situation, you’ve apologized for the inconvenience (or whatever problem your refusal has apparently caused) … you’ve even commiserated about how tough this is. But he or she just won’t budge.