8 Ways To Spot Emotional Manipulation And How To Avoid It

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Having strong connections to the people in your life is a really important thing to do in order to live this human experience fully, but sometimes, we let in people who manipulate us emotionally.

Here are 8 ways to spot that emotional manipulation.

1. They turn your words against you in a negative way.

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A person attempting to manipulate you emotionally might say they’re someone you can confide in, but then later use your words against you as gossip or in an attempt to convince you to do something you don’t want to do.

Your words can also be used against you in a confrontation.

Telling a manipulative person about something they did to hurt you, they often turn it around, making it about their own personal struggles, and make you out to be the bad guy.

Sound familiar?