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…

84 Backhanded Compliment Examples That Are Insults (and How to Fight Back!)

A friend of a friend once described me as ‘not unattractive’. I wondered, is that a compliment? What does it actually mean? If I’m not unattractive, then surely, I’m attractive. But why phrase it that way? Maybe he didn’t want to compliment me. Either way, it sounded like a backhanded…

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,…