How Do Manipulators Manipulate?
There are many techniques that manipulators can use to gain power and control over their victim. Here is a breakdown of some manipulation techniques.
Brandishing Anger– manipulators use anger and rage to shock their victims into submission, although real anger is not necessarily experienced by the manipulator. The anger is simply a show to get whatever he or she wants by cowing the victim into submission.
Covert Intimidation– The victim is thrown on the defensive by manipulator using subtle, indirect, or implied threats.
Denial– The manipulator refuses to admit that he or she has done anything wrong.
Diversion– Rather than giving a straight answer, the manipulator will often change the subject, often without the change being noticed.
Feigning Confusion– The manipulator plays dumb – pretending she or he has no idea what the victim is talking about, or is confused by…
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