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20 Signs of Coercive Control That Reveal Manipulation in a Relationship

By | 2018-07-15T13:54:34+00:00 July 15th, 2018|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Would you be able to recognise the signs of coercive control if it was present in your relationship? I thought I would, but it is only after years of reflection that I realise I was being controlled in a number of ways. The thing about coercive control is that it’s pretty hard to pin [...]

Emotional Empathy, Emotional Intelligence and Psychopathy: What’s the Link?

By | 2018-06-14T23:21:38+00:00 June 16th, 2018|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , , |

There’s a lot of psychological terms bandied about that appear to have very similar meanings. Take, for instance, emotional empathy and emotional intelligence, aren’t they kind of the same thing? Actually, they are completely different but both can relate to psychopathy. Let’s look at emotional empathy first. What Is Emotional Empathy? Emotional empathy is where [...]

7 Phases of Narcissistic Abuse (and How to Stop It No Matter Where You Are)

By | 2018-05-03T16:00:58+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality|Tags: , , , , , |

Narcissistic abuse has the power to hold its victim for long periods of time. There are phases of this abuse which alternate between rage and peace, which confuse and bewilder. I was married to a narcissist for over 20 years. When someone finally saw the truth of my abusive relationship, they would urge me to [...]

The Vicious Cycle of Emotional Manipulation and How to Break the Pattern

By | 2018-04-16T21:11:51+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |

The worst part of emotional manipulation is not feeling and going through this struggle. No, the most horrible part of enduring this abuse is repeating it with others. I’m going to be honest with you, I have endured emotional manipulation since as far back as I can remember. No, there is no defined point in [...]

6 Things That Hide Behind Defensive Behavior and How to Deal with It

By | 2018-04-13T14:49:26+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , |

Defensive behavior can be detrimental in both personal and professional spheres. We typically perceive defensive behavior as an intentional slight or offense to us. But what we don’t realize is that we are also capable of unintentional offense. As human beings, we react to our environments and, when we feel threatened, we try to protect [...]

What Is Emotional Blackmail and 5 Personality Types That Use It

By | 2018-04-12T13:56:15+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality|Tags: , , , , |

In today’s time and age, emotional blackmail has become a common behavior trait found in most people. It causes the victims to feel vulnerable and answerable to those who they are close to or those who know them well. Relationships can either enhance one’s self-esteem or break it. Someone close to you can be a [...]

What Is Family Manipulation and How to Recognize Its Warning Signs

By | 2018-03-15T21:42:12+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |

Does family manipulation sound like a new thing? You may be surprised to learn that manipulation can come from anyone – be it, partners, mothers or fathers… even siblings. Partner manipulation has become pretty common. Many people have managed to get away from this sort of abusive relationship. However, manipulation is prevalent in all sorts [...]

A Master Manipulator Will Do These 6 Things – Are You Dealing with One?

By | 2018-03-04T21:34:23+00:00 March 4th, 2018|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality|Tags: , , , , , , |

Chances are that at some point in your life, you have met a master manipulator. Master manipulators are everywhere in today’s society, from friends and family members to celebrities and politicians. Of course, we all use manipulation to get what we want. From a small child, we learned that to plead with sorrowful eyes was [...]