10 Things Manipulators Say to Make You Feel Guilty

The things manipulators say dig deeply into your emotions. These statements cause you to doubt yourself and place more importance than you should on their words. Manipulators are masters of deceit. It’s difficult to notice what they’re doing sometimes, as they’ve wrapped their cape of lies around you. You’re enmeshed,…

19 Subtle Signs of Gaslighting Most People Ignore (But Shouldn’t)

Gaslighting has become the buzzword of the last decade. Most of us can state the obvious signs; deliberate isolation, demeaning behavior, making you doubt your memory, and second-guessing yourself. So, are there subtle signs of gaslighting? Gaslighting is an insidious way of controlling someone, but it doesn’t start with obvious…

What Happens When You Ignore a Manipulator? 8 Things They’ll Try

It takes courage and determination to ignore a manipulator. If you ignore a manipulator, what happens now? Will they choose another victim or start harassing you? Manipulators want to control. They use tactics designed to undermine your confidence and self-esteem, making it harder to break away from them. So, what…

How to Annoy a Passive-Aggressive Person: 13 Clever Ways to Fight Back

If you’ve ever had to deal with a passive-aggressive person, you’ll know how frustrating it is. Passive-aggressive behavior takes many forms. From silent treatment to rolling eyes or even backhanded compliments. The problem lies in its ambiguous nature. Often you don’t realize you have been the victim of a passive-aggressive…

7 Manipulative Phrases Most People Think Are Normal

Did you know that manipulative phrases may seem normal to most people? It’s true. Many of the statements we make are used for control, gaslighting, and distortion, and sometimes we're the unknowing victims. Here’s a bit of truth to get started. Everyone uses manipulative phrases from time to time. However,…