🔮 Manipulation Tactics to Recognize
- Manipulators choose places where they feel dominant.
- Such locations give them comfort and familiarity while you feel out of place.
- Counter this: pick neutral locations unfamiliar to both.
- Going first sets your baseline, allowing them to identify weaknesses.
- They'll probe to uncover your thoughts.
- Respond by asking questions. Learn their viewpoint.
- They might lie, exaggerate, or withhold information.
- If someone blames or deceives, recognize it as manipulation.
- Manipulators flaunt expertise, using data to overshadow you.
- Prepare in advance. Be informed.
- Some use loudness as an intimidation tactic.
- Don't succumb to fear. Stay calm. State your case.
- They pressure you into quick choices.
- If pushed, request more time or decline outright.
- Sarcastic jabs can make you feel inferior.
- Stay positive. Ignore their digs.
- Continual put-downs can destabilize you.
- Focus on constructive responses, not their negativity.
- They might ignore your calls or messages to unsettle you.
- Expand your options. Show them they aren't indispensable.
- They may act clueless to shirk responsibility.
- Clearly define tasks. Highlight your own responsibilities.