When somebody is manipulating you, they are, in effect, mentally pressuring you into doing something you would prefer not to do. Narcissistic manipulators tend to make clever comments on anything from your appearance to your experience to your personality flaws. These remarks are often camouflaged as joking or mockery and their goal is to make you feel insecure. By making you feel terrible, the manipulator is trying to mentally dominate you.
Manipulative individuals may come across as reasonable and earnest. However, they use this cunning approach to attract you and trap you in a relationship before revealing their true nature. They can be detached, forceful or pleasant one moment and defiant the next. They wonâ€™t let up until they wear you down. In their minds, itâ€™s all about them, and what other people think, feel and need doesnâ€™t matter in the least.
In Manipulation: Dark Psychology Ultimate Guide â€“ How to Analyze Peopleâ€™s Personalities and Influence Anyone Using Mind & Emotional Control, Hypnosis, NLP and Persuasion Techniques, Beatrice Shorts walks you through everything you need to know about recognizing and avoiding dark energies.