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7 Examples Of Emotional Manipulation [Video]

7 Examples Of Emotional Manipulation

Not sure if someone is actively exploiting you or influencing you in a harmful way? Here are a few examples of emotional manipulation to be aware of.

Everyone can be emotionally manipulative towards others, even if they don’t intend to be. However, true manipulators perform each action deliberately and do so on a constant basis. Manipulation occurs when an individual controls another person’s emotions, behavior, and thought processes in order to satisfy a personal need. This can weaken relationships and also cause the victims to feel powerless, offended, and confused.

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