Do you know emotional manipulation tactics? When we first start dating, the signs of a emotional manipulator are almost always unnoticable. After a while, certain emotions that we feel does not feel like our own and we tend to feel stupid, sad, or angry. Well, that is how the manipulator wants it and does not care how we feel.
What are some emotional manipulation tactics?
1. positive reinforcement – this includes praise, too much charm, too much sympathy (crocodile tears), too much apologizing; money, approval, gifts; attention, fake laugh or smile; public recognition.
2. negative reinforcement – this includes nagging, screaming, the silent treatment, intimidation, threats, swearing, emotional blackmail, playing the guilty game,and crying.
3. intermittent or partial reinforcement – Partial or intermittent negative reinforcement canplay a part of fear and doubt.
You see, the manipulator does not care about your feelings. They will do whatever it takes to win and get over. I often wonder why they act out such behavior. It must be a self-esteem issue. Let’s talk!
5/17/2011 at 1am est……Mixture of Arts with Saytue Saye