Although you may want to take someone at face value, there is sometimes more that meets the eye. It can be easy to fall into someone's trap of manipulation and deceit, especially if they are excellent at hiding their true intentions! If you notice a person using these seven manipulation techniques you may want to turn and run. If you notice any signs of someone doing slide #6, be sure to avoid this person at any cost!
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Someone may appear nice and friendly, but they could just be manipulating you for their benefit. The following four signs are things to look out for when you think you are dealing with a toxic person!
They tell you that they knew you were going to do or say something and insist that you are extremely predictable. This can be a very damaging mental tactic, and they are trying to distort your image of yourself and lower your self-esteem.
Manipulators never get straight to the point. Instead of answering a question they come up with some elaborate, long response that avoids the question entirely. This will leave you confused and frustrated.
They are always quick to accuse you if something goes wrong. You start to feel nervous whenever something goes awry because you know it will somehow come back on you. If you are constantly walking on eggshells, it's time to quit.
Gaslighting is one of the most major manipulative tactics. If someone is constantly making you feel 'crazy' by pushing you to anger or rage through mistreatment or wrongdoing, it is definitely time to re-evaluate your relationship with this person.
If something feels off or wrong about the relationship, whether it be a family member or friend, don't be afraid to walk away. Anyone who aims to mess with your mental and emotional health is not worth the exhaustion! It's okay to put yourself first, you're worth it.