Manipulation isn’t always as clear as day. It often happens on a micro level that is very subtle and easy to miss. Don’t blame yourself for missing the signs. This is a gradual process that traps you in before you even have a second to realize what is going on.
Yet, if you’re starting to notice but are unsure if it’s all in your head, here are some of the most common red flags of micro-manipulation.
They Always Make You Go To Them
A manipulator has a much easier time taking control on their home turf. In their home, it’s their rules and they can take as advantage of them as possible. Plus, it makes you vulnerable to them kicking you out whenever they want to assert dominance.
Plus, this is a way for them to show you who is in charge and make you work on their schedule. It’s a way to shift the power dynamic towards them.