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5 Simple Ways To Deal With Manipulative People

Manipulation is defined as "a type of social influence that aims to change the behavior or perception of others through abusive, deceptive, or underhanded tactics."

It's important to know the difference between healthy social influence and manipulation.

Healthy social influence occurs between most people and is part of the give and take in healthy relationships.

In a manipulative relationship, one person is used for the benefit of another. The manipulator deliberately creates an imbalance of power and exploits the victim to serve his or her agenda.

All manipulators share some common characteristics:

They know how to detect others' weaknesses; once found, they use these weaknesses against you; they convince you to give up something in order to serve their self-centered interests.

Whether it's a work, social, or family situation, once a manipulator succeeds in taking advantage of you, he or she will repeat the violation until you put a stop to it.

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So, how do you deal with a manipulator and put a stop to their manipulation? Below are 5 simple ways to deal with a manipulator.

1. Know your self-worth

Knowing your self worth and standing up for yourself are two important keys in dealing with a manipulator.

The more you allow someone to drag you down, the more your self-worth will suffer.

To protect your self-worth, remember your basic human rights:

the right to be treated with respect; the right to express your feelings and opinions; the right to say no without feeling guilty; the right to protect yourself from being physically, emotionally and mentally harmed; and the right to live a happy, healthy life.

2. Say no and mean it

Say "no" when the manipulator is trying to get you to do what you don't want to do, and mean it!

A manipulator will use all the tricks they can think of to try to get you to do something even after you say no.

It's in this situation that you have to remember the basic right to say no without feeling guilty.

Be strong, don't allow anyone to make you feel guilty, and stand your ground! If they keep badgering you and won't take no as an answer, then walk away and find a safe place to be.

3. Keep your distance

One way to spot a manipulator is to see how a person acts in front of different people and in different situations.

Manipulators tend to live with extremes; being incredibly polite one minute and then suddenly becoming extremely rude.

Or, they will be totally helpless one moment and fiercely aggressive the next.

When you observe extreme behaviors from someone on a regular basis, keep a healthy distance, and avoid being around the person unless you absolutely have to.

If you have to deal with them, such as in a work situation, make the interaction as brief as possible.

4. Avoid self-blame

Since a manipulator's agenda is to look for and exploit your weaknesses, it is understandable that you may feel inadequate, or even blame yourself for not satisfying the manipulator.

In those situations, it's important to remember your self-worth and those basic human rights I mentioned before.

It's also important to remember that you are not the problem; you're simply being manipulated to feel bad about yourself so that you're more likely to surrender your power and rights.

5. Put the focus on them

Inevitably, a manipulator will make requests (or demands) of you.

When the manipulator asks you to do someone unreasonable, it's sometimes helpful to put the focus back on him/her by asking some questions to see if she or he has enough self-awareness to recognize how unreasonable they're being.

For example:

Does what you want from me seem fair? Does this seem reasonable to you? Do you really expect me to (re-state the request)? Would you do this if I asked you to?

When you ask questions like this, you're putting up a mirror, so the manipulator can see that they're being unreasonable.

If the manipulator has any degree of self-awareness, he or she will likely withdraw the demand and back down.

Again, if they don't back down, walk away and go to a safe place.

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Aries: A Man On An Honest Mission

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​Aries is the kind of man who steps up to the plate without waiting for an invitation. You don't need to ask him twice to take out the trash, because he loves to take charge and be proactive. When they're at their best, Aries men want to become the financial head of their family. They want to ensure that they are working independently to provide and care for the one they love to the best of their abilities.

What makes Aries men great husbands is that they take care of themselves first so that they can actually care for a partner. Sometimes this means that they'll avoid relationships and stay single for long periods of time before they feel like they're in the right place for marriage. However, they tend to be honest about where they are along their path and with their intentions, making them easy to trust and later upfront husbands. You usually don't have to play guessing games, as they'll lay out their cards for you straight on the table.

Leo: Carefree Nature

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Leo men usually have a carefree nature and are happy to do their own thing while letting their partner do theirs. They are easy to plan with and communicate with because they are just happy if you are happy. They're not the jealous type or the overprotective kind that needs you home by a certain time and feels the need to check your phone when you're not looking. The trusting and natural connection they build makes for healthy relationships where both partners are independent in their own ways but can unite in an equal partnership.

Leos are also known to be courageous. Their carefree nature allows them to take risks without overthinking the outcomes. They are likely to go out of their way to make the first moves and put in the effort. They will make their wives feel supported, protected, and lifted.

Virgo: Supportive And Thoughtout

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A Virgo man is husband material because he actually takes the time to think things through. He doesn't rush into relationships and commitments unless he truly feels that it is right. This means that once he chooses the woman he wants to marry, he becomes entirely loyal and dedicated to her. He's willing to work through the hard times and doesn't give up easily. He takes time during arguments to think of logical responses rather than fight in the heat of the moment.

Virgo men are good at providing validation and reminding their wives that they are loved and cared for. They take their hard work ethic with them in their relationships because they understand that love is a muscle that needs to be trained in order to keep functioning at a healthy level. When Virgo men make a promise, they keep it forever.

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Taurus: Protective Of The Heart

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​A Taurus man is both caring and loyal. He is the kind of husband who will always reassure you that he's on your team. He wants to face all your problems with you, not against you. You can count on him when you need support or even just a little help around the house. His reliability means that he always shows up, and remembers birthdays and anniversaries.

Taurus men have a great moral compass that easily guides them in their relationships. They hate to disappoint you so they go out of their way to make sure that you know how much they are trying to love you. Taurus is a romantic at heart, which makes him the ideal partner for a stable relationship that doesn't get comfortable and boring. From the moment he marries the woman he loves, he becomes protective of her heart

Cancer: A Lover Of Love

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Cancer men can't help but love everything about love. They can come off as needy but they are just craving to be loved the same intense, everything in, passionate way that they give love. They are emotional and sentimental making them some of the most romantic partners. They love to surprise their wives with flowers, or acts of service without being asked, just to see her smile at the end of the day.

They give a lot of affection and actually enjoy spending quality time with their wives. They are not confrontational and are great communicators. Marriages with them tend to be calm and patient because they don't let issues bottle up and talk calmly whenever there is an issue. They are genuinely kind and make caring partners.

Get Personal And Break The Cycle

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We don't blame you for being frustrated with dating but if you're struggling to find and keep a quality man click here to find out how to break the cycle. In any relationship, always look at how you feel and ask yourself: does this person make you love yourself more? Do you want to grow old with them?

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