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How To Avoid Being Manipulated By Others Around You?

Updated: Sep 10

Manipulation is used to exert negative influence on another individual or persons’ in order to attain what one desires. It refers to one person influencing another’s way of thinking to suit their own advantage, even if it is detrimental to another. It is carried out with the intention of instilling fear and insecurity. It is a display of power. When one person manipulates another, that individual is referred to as a manipulator. It is done with the sole purpose to put another down especially when they find themselves in hardship. These kinds of people are present everywhere around us. They do so because they are highly insecure and fearful themselves. These people believe that through influencing others, they have transcended their sense of insignificance. People in everyday interactions at home, work, or with family are frequent examples of manipulations.

People everywhere primarily comprehend physical pain and hurt but disregard emotional and mental agony caused by another, despite the fact that the latter is more harmful than the former when meted out over a period of days, months and even years. It can absolutely devastate the life of the person who is subjected to such torment on a daily basis. Nonetheless, it is vital to understand that not everyone is easily influenced or manipulated. Some people fall victim to the manipulation of others.

To begin, it is critical to understand and recognize when you are being taken advantage of by someone. When you have identified yourself as being a target of manipulation, the following are some strongly recommended measures you should consider in order to safeguard yourself from further emotional damage.

  1. Start observing the individual manipulating you and make a deliberate effort not to react to them. Stay calm and silent if the individual insists on your affirmation.

  2. Do not cave in to pressure and keep repeating positive affirmations to yourself about your well-being.

  3. Continue to carry out all of your obligations with the utmost care and dedication.

  4. Concentrate on the positive aspect of your life and you will notice an improvement in confidence in your behaviour and actions.

  5. If nothing seems to be working and there is not only physical violence but also emotional abuse, build the strength to quit being wounded. It's all up to you. You wield the power to stop anyone from hurting you.

  6. If none of the aforementioned solutions work, seek outside assistance from legislators. Nobody is above the law.

It is critical to recognize that those manipulating are well aware of what they are doing and are well prepared to adapt their methods in response to changes in another's attitude and behaviours. The individual who is impacted must do the same. The individual subjected to pressure must be willing to attempt several techniques to overcome any challenge rather than yielding to the other.

At Parenting Absolute, coaches help you develop confidence and self-esteem thereby aiding you to develop courage to overcome any personal or professional concerns calmly and efficiently.


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