10 Signs You're Being Manipulated

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Many horror stories exist out there that stem from one common cause


Even the word has a scary slimy tone to it, but have no fear psych2go-er

There are measures you can take to protect yourself. Here are 10 signs you're being manipulated

Number one, they constantly make you prove yourself

They never respect your boundaries and always ask for your love and attention

They are usually impatient demanding and selfish you often

Overextend yourself because you fear upsetting or letting them down

They never let you off the hook and guilt trip you into doing things for them. Even if it's inconvenient for your schedule

Two, they communicate passive-aggressively

Manipulators are rarely ever direct with their sly and cunning behavior. They prefer to communicate

Passive-aggressively and won't hesitate to talk about you behind your back

This protects their good guy or good girl image if they also turn to a middleman to communicate for them

This shows they are afraid to confront you personally

manipulators desire control which means they have a hard time facing their fears because it means letting go

Three, they Gaslight you gas lighting is a manipulative technique that makes you feel like you can't rely on your own memory anymore

When someone gas light's you they will pretend like they didn't say something that hurt you in the past

They will often twist the truth and reinvent it which makes you question your sanity

Gas lighting isn't just manipulative. It's a form of serious abuse that is dangerous

To learn more about it. Check out our video 10 gas lighting signs in an abusive relationship


They're always just joking

It might seem harmless at first but manipulators can take their jokes too far that end up hurting you

When you stand up for yourself and confront them about it

They will try to brush it off and tell you that you're being too sensitive

Manipulators won't mind embarrassing you in public either

This gives them an audience and they're experts at getting others to laugh at you with their jokes

When you tell them to cut it out, they'll tell you that you're either making a scene or being a party pooper


They play the victim card

when the two of you fight

Manipulators will always make you feel like it's your fault

They try to play the innocent victim who is badly hurt by your words and actions

Manipulators are experts at looking like helpless small creatures

They never believe they've done anything wrong as a result

You find yourself apologizing all the time because they avoid taking responsibility for their own mistakes

Six, they kill you with kindness

Manipulators will try to be the nice guy or nice girl and do favors for you that make you feel pressured to return them on

The surface they will buy you gifts or give you compliments

But then the next time you guys hang out, they might hint at wanting an expensive watch that's out of their budget in reality

They were only kind to you because they had other motives

Seven, they make your problems feel small

Manipulators always want the spotlight

If you ever complain about a bad day

You're having or all the difficult situations you're going through they will play the comparison game and minimize them by talking about their problems

For instance if you complain about a sunburn you got they might talk about the aches and pains they got from exercising

Manipulators do everything they can to get the attention they want even if it means buying your pity

Eight, they emphasize their calm cool and collected side if you express your anger and frustrations openly

Manipulators might keep calm just to make you feel like you're overreacting

This technique makes them feel superior over you because they know you look like you're being dramatic while they stay cool and detached

They will be dismissive of your emotions and often refuse to talk to you until you've sorted your feelings out

Nine, they use emotional blackmail

If they tell you that they will die or harm themselves if you leave or break up with them

Then they are trying to gain control by threatening to hurt themselves

this leaves you in a highly uncomfortable and unfair position where you feel obligated to stay against your own will

Not only is this toxic, but it risks their own health on the line

It's best to contact the police before things get out of hand

Ten, they take advantage of your trusting and sensitive nature

manipulators often target insecure sensitive and overly trusting

Individuals if you're usually told by others that you're too nice or tend to wear your heart on your sleeve

Take precaution and keep your vulnerability at bay

Manipulators are skillful at spotting people pleasers who often put their needs on hold to take care of others first

Initially, it might seem like they care about you when they give you attention but later down the road

They'll start to use you for their own benefits. It's their subtle way of luring you into their trap. So watch out

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