5 Most Common Manipulation Tactics Used by Highly Toxic People


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.

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    1. whats it called when people have others side with them while they make up lies about you? what is being toksic? is it when they start problems with others so they dont have to try to deal with theyr own problems ? how come toksic people dont know thats what they are all while they cover their lies to look better than others? is that the same? do they ever act honest ?thank you in advance?

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  3. Example: My wife told be that my mother told her that she knew I was a difficult person to live with. Knowing my mother I knew it was total BS.

  4. MODERATION. IT’s not all black and white. There are colors my man. Every situation are different. We cannot group them together or you destroy some of your read relationships with their partner.

  5. This is a good article. And sounds like precisely what is happening to me. There is a person in my life–who tries to make me feel like I am crazy. And throws adult temper tantrums. If I suggest he should be doing more to help me. Feels like I am sitting on a powder keg–so much of the time. It is indeed frustrating. And makes me feel awful. Which is exactly what they are trying to establish. The sad thing is– I have been good to this person.

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  8. Unfortunately toxic people in my life are those I love the most & who are closest to me 💔. I have to walk on eggshells and watch every word I speak because they twist & turn everything I say & do to turn it against me. I can ignore outsiders, but when it comes from your closet family members, it’s hard.

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