• Manipulators are great observers.They are masters in body language and reading non verbal communications. They read you like a book. They pay attention to every word and every gesture of yours.

[pullquote]They are adept in utilising your words and gestures to their advantage. They misquote you, draw seemingly different meanings from your statements (Even they know the real meaning) and try to confront you of those absurd meanings in a way which suits their purpose.[/pullquote]

  • They are experts in misrepresenting content and information : They are adept in utilising your words and gestures to their advantage. They misquote you, draw seemingly different meanings from your statements (Even they know the real meaning) and try to confront you of those absurd meanings in a way which suits their purpose.
  • They are expert in varying emotional responses : They are good actors.They can quickly change from overtly nice to extreme anger on short notice and again back to normal and very apologetic if things don’t work their way!!. In half an hour they will show all emotions they could possible have, quickly noting down your responses mentally and later using them to their advantage. They do all these exercises to make a graph of you personality in their mind. This helps them to tackle different situations with you and more over use them to their advantage.

[pullquote]They will make you react to almost everything. They will make you angry, happy, feel egoistic, feel help less, feel powerful and every other possible emotion in short amount of time. They always focus on shifting your emotions from happy to sad and powerful to powerless. They always keep you guessing about their real intentions and personality![/pullquote]

  • They always bask on emotional insecurity : Most of their talks , gestures have an emotional ending.They try to align emotions to almost everything. You didn’t like their shirt, they will play victim!
  • They put you in all sides of emotional spectrum : They will make you react to almost everything. They will make you angry, happy, feel egoistic, feel help less, feel powerful and every other possible emotion in short amount of time. They always focus on shifting your emotions from happy to sad and powerful to powerless. They always keep you guessing about their real intentions and personality!

Spotting : If after only one or two meetings with any person, you find your personality changing, you start to self-doubt, your perception about world shifts a full 180 degrees, beware!

Tackling : Tackling with them is difficult as they keep you guessing, and you tend to fall in love with them. The best way is to directly ask any of the conflicting ideas and feelings. Be direct.

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