One of worst things that can happen to you is to marry a manipulative spouse or work for a psychopathic boss. They have a bag of techniques to manipulate you and the problem is, you usually won’t know it until it hits you hard, and that could take years.
The effects of being manipulated creep up on you insidiously and chip away at your emotional, mental and spiritual well-being slowly but surely. It changes your behavior and perception until you have little left of your self-esteem and sense of identity.
Manipulators deliberately use underhanded influence to distort and exploit another person’s mental and emotional state to control him or her. The balance of power shifts steeply in favor of the manipulator and you become a puppet acquiescing to every demand.
In the office or in your own home, here’s how to tell if you’re being manipulated. Ask yourself these questions: a “No” answer may be a hint that you’re living with, or working for, a manipulative person. [Read more…] about 5 Common Techniques Your Boss or Spouse Uses to Manipulate You