Emotional manipulators can play dirty but that doesn’t mean you have to.

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You know that saying “Don’t negotiate with terrorists?” Well, the same applies for emotional manipulators. They play a different game by a different set of rules and often use methods like fear-mongering, hyperbole, self-victimization, dishonesty and exploitation of insecurities in order to gain power over another person.

Effectively managing a relationship with an emotional manipulator is, of course, easier said than done. Manipulators are expert at being … well, manipulative. People get stuck in manipulative relationships because it’s hard to draw lines and extricate your own sense of…

Amelia Kruse

Leadership Coach transforming creative professionals and entrepreneurs into flourishing leaders in work and life. Scholar of emotional intelligence.

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