Throughout your life, you are going to meet all sorts of people, from the ones that instantly put a smile on your face to the ones that make you want to bang your head against the wall (or theirs, but let’s not promote violence). The latter bunch always seem to find a way to be part of your life, whether you realize it or not, manipulating, controlling and spreading their toxicity.
Anyone can be a toxic person, from a co-worker to a close friend or a life partner. These individuals employ a multitude of manipulation and emotional abuse techniques to control and manipulate you into doing things their way.
However, becoming aware and identifying some of their schemes can make it easier for you to break out of their controlling and manipulative clutches. To help you out in doing just that, here are some of the most common manipulation techniques used by toxic people.