12 Dark Psychology Tricks Manipulators Use to Get Their Way

I’ve had the misfortune of meeting a few manipulative types in my life. One was my controlling-coercive ex-partner, and the other was a ‘friend’ that lied about practically everything. Each had their own techniques and tricks. My ex would undermine my confidence and isolate me. My friend was a pathological…

Top 7 Most Toxic Relationship Patterns You Want to Avoid

Toxic relationship patterns differ from toxic actions. These repetitive behaviors are present in unhealthy relationships, and the patterns reveal truths. The toxic personality is a complex entity on its own, presenting various negative behaviors. When operating within a relationship, this personality style is amplified. Repeated toxic behavior reinforces control, power,…

8 Things Emotional Vampires Do to Feed Off Your Energy

Emotional vampires are parasitic humans that drain empaths and other sympathetic types of individuals. You’ll know them by their patterns and habits. There are certain things emotional vampires do to feed off your energy. If you thought vampires from books and movies were terrifying, there are worse things than those…

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…