A lot of people are psychologically manipulated by those close to them in some form or another. If you are being psychologically manipulated, then you most likely won’t notice it until it is pointed out.
Manipulators are very good at what they do. Their self-serving behavior and kind words conflict in ways that don’t quite make sense to most. Psychological manipulators work to ensure that you are questioning everything. For those who do not know, psychological manipulation is full of different forms of deception and underhanded tactics.
Below you will find a list of things that should stick out big time when it comes to spotting psychological abuse. These things could happen in a romantic relationship or even in a close friendship/family connection. No one is completely closed off from the possibility of being psychologically manipulated.
6 Red Flags That Someone is Trying to Psychologically Manipulate You:
This person is always using things against you. If they do something small they want something big in return. Nothing they do is ever out of the kindness of their heart.
2. This person tries to overwhelm you with facts and so forth to sway you to their side.
This person uses anything that they can to convince you to do what it is they want you to do. They don’t care if their ‘facts’ are correct or not, they simply want you to do what they wish. Don’t let anyone force you into something.
3. This person gets angry when you don’t do what they want you to do.
This person is always getting mad at you when you don’t do the things they want you to do. They upset you and yet still you are the one to apologize. Nothing you ever do is good enough for them.
4. This person often ‘pokes fun’ at you.
This person is constantly making fun of you or joking about things that should not be joked about. He or she will call you fat or ugly or dumb all the while pretending not to mean it. They are not just joking they are trying to wear your self-esteem down and kill your confidence.
This person will ignore you if you stop doing what he or she wants. If you say no it is as if they disappear. They only come around when they want something and will ghost you until you give in.
Playing the victim is something this person is good at. He or she is always making themselves out to be the one who deserves pity. They could cause a lot of trouble and still find a way to make themselves look like the ones who deserve to be felt bad for.
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