How to realize that you're being taken advantage of: 5 tips to recognize manipulation

By Jurassic JennMay 9, 2024 19:03 PMPsychology
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For a person to feel comfortable communicating with others, it is important to know that they are not being manipulated. Here's what you should look for to understand if you and your trust are being taken advantage of. This was reported by SSPDaily.

How to recognize manipulation: 5 signs you're being taken advantage of

  • Downplaying your achievements or ignoring your feelings. If you are made to doubt yourself, this is a clear sign that you are being manipulated. Or your feelings are considered inferior, the person ignores you and does not pay attention to the fact that you may be hurt.
  • Control. If someone is trying to control you, it means you are being used. For example, your decisions may be ignored, your needs and desires may not be taken into account. You may be forced to do things you don't like. It may also be a desire to access your personal information on your phone or computer.
  • Taking advantage of your kindness. If you are constantly asked to do something, but are not helped in return, then you are being taken advantage of. And if you don't agree and are made to feel guilty, accused of being selfish, it means that your needs are not being taken into account.
  • Playing on emotions. To get their way, people constantly play on your emotions, making you feel guilty or afraid for the decisions you make. This type of manipulation is quite difficult to recognize, but emotional blackmail is often used by the manipulator to get what he wants.
  • Lack of reciprocity. This is another sign that you are being manipulated. For example, a person may expect you to change yourself, your plans, or your lifestyle for them, but they don't help you when you need it. Or if something is done for you, it is only because this person needs something from you.
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