You are likely to meet quite a bit of people in your lifetime, and not all of them are going to have a positive effect on you. Certain people find a way to manipulate their way into your life just to fill you with self doubt.
What makes the presence of these toxic even worse, is that often times you don't even realize they have worked their way into your life until it's too late.
It may even be someone who has become very close to you like a co worker, your partner, or one of your best friends. These people have a variety of manipulation techniques that they use to maintain control of your life.
However, making yourself aware of some of their tactics could make them easier for you to see through, and break free from their manipulative spell. Let's take a look at a few of the most popular ones.
1. They find a way to make everything your fault.
You can try as hard as you want, but people like this will always find a way to put the blame back on you.
If you tell a toxic person something critical they are likely to respond with a harsh, uncalled for attack on your character. It can start feeling like an infinite game of hot potato throwing the blame back and forth to each other.
2. They knew you were going to do say that.
Another way toxic people attempt to manipulate you is by trying to convince you that they've got you all figured out. Everything you do has just become so predictable to them.
When they start saying things like "I knew you were going to say that," "I don't know why I should be surprised," they are just trying to find a way to get into your head without using any reasoning or logic.