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How to manage manipulative people

Manipulative people are very skilled at figuring out other people’s strengths and weaknesses. This is what allows them to manipulate. They will play on your insecurities, use emotional blackmail and/or guilt and will often manipulate you without you even being aware of it. They often lack empathy, but are skilled at knowing what to say or do to push your …

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Emotional Projection – What is it?

Psychological projection was first conceptualised by Sigmund Freud as a defense mechanism in which a person unconsciously rejects their own unacceptable attributes/characteristics/emotions and ascribes them to people in the outside world instead. Psychological Projection Have you ever disliked someone only to become convinced that the person had a vendetta against you? This is a common example of psychological projection. Your negative feelings about that …

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Why does misery love company?

As the weather turns colder I’ve been noticing people are getting a hell of a lot grumpier.  More car horns, more fights, more nitpicking. Covid-19 might also have something to do with it! Happy people accentuate misery Misery loves company, and it’s really no big surprise either. While happier people can sometimes help balance this out, a miserable person is …

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8 Powerful Books That Will Help You Overcome Emotional Abuse

  Emotional abuse can leave marks that take a long time to fade. Even once an abusive relationship has been escaped, the psychic damage, including flashbacks and negative thought processes, often remain. But these scars can be healed. These eight books offer practical strategies and a powerful message of hope to anyone who has suffered emotional abuse. You can overcome …

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Negative effects of movies on children

“TV repeatedly triggers our orienting response—the instinctive reaction to pay attention to any sudden, changing, or novel stimulus. This orienting response evolved in the species because it helps us identify potential threats and react to them. Media producers use features such as edits, cuts, zooms, pans, and sudden noises to continually trigger our orienting response. In short, they exploit basic …

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Signs of passive aggressive behaviour in relationships

The NYU Medical Center defines a passive-aggressive individual as someone who “may appear to comply or act appropriately, but actually behaves negatively and passively resists.” A passive-aggressive relationship can occur in romantic partnership, family, social circles, or at the workplace. Passive-aggressive actions can range from the relatively mild, such as making excuses for not following through, to the very serious, such as sabotaging …

It’s not funny

Some people think it’s clever to insult you in a subtle way. They will make a comment that is offensive but will then follow it up with, “I was only joking”. This is one of my pet hates. People who do this are cowards, they get their message across in a way that allows them to get away with it …

Examples of passive aggressive behaviour

  Examples of passive aggressive behaviour I have put together a list of examples of passive aggressive behaviour as this type of behaviour can be subtle. Despite it being a form of manipulation that can be subtle on the surface, it’s emotional impact can be huge. Examples of passive aggressive behaviour Being nice to someone when you actually dislike them …

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How to have a successful relationship

  How to have a successful relationship Stop scoring points A successful relationship always involves acting with integrity, Even if your partner doesn’t. Respond in the best possible way and treat them as you would wish to be treated. Stop keeping score as this leads to resentment. Communicate about what isn’t working rather than using this resentment to get back at …

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Passive Aggressive Behaviour and Emotional Abuse

    Passive Aggressive Behaviour and Emotional Abuse The passive aggressive person is often seen as a nice person who would do anything for others. They are rarely seen as an obvious monster. There’s two sides to this person though – the generous side, the person who will help and smile and help others, then there is the angry side. The side that …