manipulation

The Dark Side of Empathy No One Talks about

By | 2017-05-21T16:45:07+00:00 May 21st, 2017|Categories: Empath and HSP, Personality|Tags: , , , , , , |

The dark side of empathy is rarely noticed or talked about. Yet, it exists and can poison an empath’s life. Empathy is the capacity to be able to put oneself into another person’s shoes and understand their thoughts and feelings. An empath is a person who has the ability to resonate with other people, on [...]

Sandbagging: a Sneaky Tactic Manipulators Use to Get Anything They Want from You

By | 2017-05-17T23:15:22+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , |

Sandbagging is used in competitive sports, careers and even social situations. It’s a form of manipulation used to gain the upper hand, and it's subtly devious. I became familiar with sandbagging some years ago. This form of manipulation is unlike any other tactic used by narcissists and toxic individuals. In fact, this act of dominance [...]

Some People Have Their Brains Wired to Take Advantage of Others, Study Shows

By | 2017-05-15T23:30:41+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Categories: Dark Personalities, Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

When someone shows kindness or fairness, some or even most people try to take advantage of them, a recent study has found. One common goal that we all tend to have in life is the desire to achieve and succeed. Although this may seem like a great goal for all of us, at what price [...]

Are You Dating A Sociopath? 11 Signs to Look Out for

By | 2017-04-26T17:08:17+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality|Tags: , , , , , |

If you're in a relationship with someone who thrills you to bits, and you feel empty when he or she leaves you, you could be dating a sociopath. However, you feel used at times. Also, your partner may abuse you verbally. Dating a sociopath may make you emotionally uncomfortable. So, how would you know that your [...]

Victims of Emotional Abuse Have These Unexpected Superpowers

By | 2017-04-25T14:26:23+00:00 April 25th, 2017|Categories: Personal Development, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |

Emotional abuse takes its toll on victims in such a way that scars can be seen decades later. What we fail to notice are the superpowers they gain from the battles. I guess it doesn't make sense, for victims of emotional abuse to have positive qualities, considering the mental trauma they've endured. When you hear [...]

10 Signs You Were Raised by a Narcissistic Mother

By | 2017-04-23T16:07:17+00:00 April 23rd, 2017|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality|Tags: , , |

Children should be nurtured by both sets of parents, but if one is a narcissistic mother, then all the attention will be directed towards her. It is natural for parents to want their children to do well in life. Parents that have good self-esteem and strong self-confidence are more likely to pass these traits onto [...]

Cerebral VS Somatic Narcissist: What Is the Difference and How to Spot Each

By | 2017-05-01T20:42:08+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality|Tags: , , , |

What is a cerebral or a somatic narcissist? Let's find out what the traits of each type are. It’s fair to say that by now, most people will have a pretty good idea of what a narcissist is. For those that don’t know: Narcissism is an overwhelming admiration for oneself, a grandiose attitude to one’s talents [...]

Brainwashing: Signs That You Are Being Brainwashed (Without Even Realizing It)

By | 2017-04-08T13:45:30+00:00 April 8th, 2017|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , |

Hear the term brainwashing and you might think of government agents ‘turning’ unwilling spies against their own countries, or cult leaders using mind control to manipulate their followers. You might even go so far as to think of the term brainwashing in relation to propaganda spread during the First and Second World Wars, in order [...]

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