... I'm sure everyone deals with manipulative people all the time. ... (9 replies)
... well put Cathy... (9 replies)
... I have found that men fall for the manipulating woman who has the phony smile, laugh, etc and women fall for the manipulating man who has the phony smile, laugh etc. Yet, most women can see through the phony women and the men can spot the phony guy (for the most part).
Manipulators typically have been practiciing for a long time. Little boys manipulated and pulled the wool... (9 replies)
... Good to see you back...
What is interesting to me, is that your original post was in July, and I responded then. When I look back on my response, I realized how I am still being affected by the master manipulator in my life, my sister.
Although I have personally cut her out of my life, but my mother cannot. She is back at my parents home, sick again (?), and I hear all... (9 replies)
... Thanks for everyone replying to this. Im sorry I have not yet replied. I've been busy and didn't get back to reading this...
Everyone wrote very interesting things on here. I like the advice - and I'll be sure to check out the book suggested. Thanks for that :)
I suppose this is something we all experience throughout our lives. I've had my fair share of negative... (9 replies)
... I'll make it short and sweet......
how do i deal with a manipulator???
I DON'T.....or if i have to.......as LITTLE AS POSSIBLE
avoid them at all costs....there is no need to explain yourself or your reasons (9 replies)
... You might want to read "The Sociopath Next Door", a book that describes the disorder to a T...and offers advice on how to deal with these people.
My sister has my elderly parents so wrapped up in her problems, that they can't enjoy life at all. They are in their 80's, and my sister has just moved back in with them. She is 51 years old! Everyday, there is some huge problem... (9 replies)
... I can really relate to your thread. I have encountered a these people - they are certainly out there. Six years of my working life was ruined by having one of them as a colleague. I have no faith in karma anymore, I no longer believe that their 'crimes' will be punished. My ex-D.I.L. is one and she is being totally rewarded by all the systems for dumping her husband when he... (9 replies)
... What I never understood is people that have these issues as you mentioned are smart, very smart, my niece is Bi-polar actually, 2 of them are and what I see is 2 girls that lean on that diagnose as an excuse for all they do in life, and I have seen on many occasions both these girls know right from wrong and many times make the right choices, but when it comes to something... (9 replies)
... My family has been living with one of these "manipulators" for over 50 years. She is my sister, and we have never been able to put our finger on it, until we discovered the word sociopath.
Sociopaths are cunning liars, relentless manipulators, and without empathy for others. They prey on anyone that they can, without remorse, and can only be dealt with in one way...by... (9 replies)
... s to us too. What I ahve learned through time is people like this are boderline sociopaths. I have a deceant backround in pyschology and have learned a lot about personalities and what to watch out for. The only problem is a lot of times these kind of ppl are very skilled at making you believe they are someone they are not. ... (32 replies)
... ily be misused. I used to think I had a "soulmate." This guy I felt an incredible connection to, blah, blah, blah. He turned out to be one of the most selfish, manipulative people who walked this earth. He too, claimed to be my "soulmate," but how come he was never there for me? ... (23 replies)