7 Signs Someone Is Trying to Manipulate You

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It might surprise you to learn how frequently manipulation occurs in daily life. When you are looking for a new house, when you and your boss are having a disagreement, or when you and your partner are having an argument. These are instances when manipulation may take place. In order to avoid future conflict and tension, it is essential to recognize the telltale signs that someone is trying to manipulate you.

Psychological manipulation, which happens when a victim is used to further a person’s own goals, may show an emotionally abusive relationship. Compared to physical abuse, this might be far more difficult to identify.

As opposed to manipulation, in which one person’s interests or agenda are often given priority over those of the other, negotiation involves giving and taking.

Whether by a friend, relative, or romantic partner, being manipulated is not great. So, keep a close eye out for these clear signs that can help you recognize a manipulative person. 

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6 Responses

  1. My Husband has been Manipulating me for 20+ years.
    Hes not physical but he is Emotionally and Physiologically,
    been abusing me, and it’s very hard to get out of, I have
    anxiety from the abuse

  2. The biggest manipulator I’ve seen in Officer Micah Vehrs of the Logan Police Department in Utah. He also a malicious liar that gratifies himself by destroying the lives of innocent people. While interrogating his victims has asks the most fantastical and disgusting question to make his victim sound like a dangerous monster. For every question he “asks” he chooses one answer and will not agree to any other. He will keep pounding and pounding the same answer into his victims head until they either agree or stop talking. When they stop he’ll finally write that answer down that he pre-selected. Micah Vehrs is pure evil.

  3. So true. Could the person you describe be Socio paths. My husband seems to fit so many of the characteristics of a sociopath. He will get notions to do something, if it hurts another person, or breaks any kind of law or causes an inconvenience or makes another person wait because he puts if off, he is fine with all of that. It is always what he wants. Money matters are the worst. Lying is a way of life for him. It matters not, to him, if he lies. It’s a struggle, but I always forgive, not forget, but accept him back into your acceptance.

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