Mental health, emotional wellbeing & personal development

Tag: manipulation

Stop caring about what others think

Stop caring about what others think

We all care about what others think of us to some degree. Evolutionary Psychologists say this is because we needed others to survive millions of years ago. If we were shunned from the tribe, our chances of survival dimished rapidly. We are social creatures and […]

Transparency and openness breaks down barriers

Transparency and openness breaks down barriers

We all like to protect ourselves from the judgements of others and we all have our own insecurities that we keep hidden from others. Closing down and being secretive though reinforces isolation and self doubt. It’s the confident ones who feel happy in themselves that […]

Examples of manipulative behaviour

Examples of manipulative behaviour

We’ve all been exposed to some type of manipulative behaviour in our lives. Whether it was someone trying to get us to do their bidding by manipulting our emotions or whether it was someone pressuring you into doing the right thing (aka ‘their thing’). It’s […]

How emotional abuse affects your mental health

How emotional abuse affects your mental health

Emotional abuse affects your mental health – big time. No question about it. The scary part is that often, it creeps up on you, little by little. One day you wake up and realise that you are a quivering mess. Not at all the person […]

Subtle signs of control in a relationship

Subtle signs of control in a relationship

Many of us know the overt signs of abuse. Behaviour such as someone telling you outright what you can and can’t do is pretty obvious. Subtle signs of control are harder to spot but I am going to list them in this blog post. I […]

What is unreasonable behaviour?

What is unreasonable behaviour?

Infringement of personal rights Not allowing you out alone, stopping you from interacting with certain people, limiting your freedom, changing the way you dress, controlling you financially, trying to change who you fundamentally are (eg, making you become a quiter less social person when you […]

10 Ways to Recognize Emotional Manipulators

10 Ways to Recognize Emotional Manipulators

10 Ways to Recognize Emotional manipulators often begin by being charming, but they are never really accessible. Very early in the relationship, your every need seems to be filled. They lie by exaggeration, distorting the truth & by omission. You notice that you end up […]

Don’t give away your power

Don’t give away your power

Don’t give away your power, it will weaken you over time. How do we give away our power? We do it without even realising it many times. Others want us to do things their way. They try manipulation. This can come in the form of […]