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How to Know If Someone Is Manipulating You

How to Know If Someone Is Manipulating You

“When mosquitoes work, they bite then they sing.” – Mali Proverb

Are you feeling like you’re in a manipulative relationship? You’re not sure, but something just doesn’t feel right? If so, read on. In this blog post, we will discuss the signs of manipulation and how to deal with it. It can be difficult to spot manipulative behaviour, especially if you are in one of these romantic relationships. However, there are some telltale signs that can help you determine if someone is trying to control you. Most mental health conditions are not caused by a single event or experience. Rather, they are the result of a combination of factors. The same is true for manipulation. If you’re wondering how to know if someone is manipulating you, look for these four signs.

4 Signs of Manipulation

1. A manipulative person is overly complimentary and flattering .

Manipulators will often try to make you feel good about yourself in order to gain your trust and compliance. They may shower you with compliments, make excessive requests for favours, or even buy you gifts. While it can be nice to feel appreciated, beware of anyone who seems too good to be true. If their compliments seem insincere or excessive, it’s likely that they are trying to control you.

Manipulators will often try to make you feel good about yourself in order to gain your trust and compliance. They may shower you with compliments, make excessive requests for favours, or even buy you gifts. While it can be nice to feel appreciated, beware of anyone who seems too good to be true. If their compliments seem insincere or excessive, it’s likely that they are trying to control you.

2. They always want to tell you their problems, but they don’t ask about yours 

Manipulators often use emotional manipulation as a way to control their victims. They may make you feel guilty for not being more supportive, or they may try to make you feel responsible for their problems. If the person you are dating always wants to talk about their problems but never asks about yours, this could be a sign of emotional manipulation.

Emotional abuse can be just as damaging as physical abuse, so it’s important to be able to spot the signs. If you think you may be in a manipulative relationship, trust your gut and reach out for help. There are many resources available to victims of emotional abuse, and you don’t have to suffer in silence.

If your partner is giving you silent treatment, this is also a form of emotional manipulation.

​​3. People with manipulative behaviour make promises that they never follow through on 

Manipulators often make promises that they never intend to keep. This is a way to control their victims by making them feel like they can’t trust the manipulator. If the person you are dating always makes promises but never follows through, this is a red flag for an emotional manipulator.

Emotional manipulators are everywhere including personal relationships and can lower your self esteem.

​​4. You feel guilty when you’re not around them or when you don’t do what they want

If you feel guilty when you’re not around the person you’re dating, or if you feel like you can’t say no to them, this is a sign of emotional manipulation. Emotional manipulators often use guilt as a way to gain control into their victims’ lives.

They may make you feel like you’re being selfish or unsupportive if you don’t do what they want.

What to do when you find out that someone is manipulating you

​​​​​If you are in a relationship and you feel like someone is manipulating you, it’s important to take action. Psychological manipulation and emotional manipulation can be very damaging, so it’s important to get out of the relationship as soon as possible. There are many resources available to help you if you are a victim of emotional abuse. You don’t have to suffer in silence. Reach out for help and get out before it’s too late.

There are a few key things to remember if you think someone is manipulating you.

Be aware of your mental health

  • Acknowledge that there is a problem and that you need help. A manipulative person will often try to gaslight their victim, which means they will try to make you doubt your own sanity.

Emotional manipulation can be draining

  • Talk to someone you trust about what’s going on. It can be difficult to deal with manipulation on your own, so it’s helpful to have someone to talk to who understands what you’re going through.

Establish boundaries    

  • Make it clear to the manipulator that their behaviour is not acceptable.
  • Establish clear boundaries with the manipulator and stick to them.

Seek professional help

  • Get professional help if necessary. If the person you are dating is manipulative and you feel like you can’t handle the situation on your own, it may be helpful to seek professional help. A therapist can help you deal with the emotional effects of manipulation and can provide guidance on how to move forward.

Protect your mental health

  • Take steps to protect yourself from further manipulation. Set boundaries to avoid a mental health condition that can be brought on by emotional manipulation.
  • You should also avoid any further contact with someone who is emotionally manipulating you, whether that means breaking up with them or no longer speaking to them. If you have to see them, make sure you do so in a public place where they can’t manipulate you emotionally. Remember, you have a right to protect yourself from emotional abuse.

If you find yourself nodding along as you read this list, it might be time to take a step back and reassess your relationships. The people in our lives who fall into these traps can be incredibly draining, and it’s important to surround ourselves with those who make us feel good instead of guilty. If you’re looking for more insight on how to raise your consciousness, subscribe to our blog for weekly wisdom straight from the source. And remember, always love yourself first and foremost!