Since the days of the good ol’ cavemen, when guys garbed sartorially in animal skins roamed in small tribes looking for prey, they were often scared to return to their caves.
You can recognise an emotional manipulator when they try and establish intimacy with you by sharing things that make you feel very sorry for them.
If a girl tells you in great detail about how she has been deeply hurt in all her previous relationships very early in your relationship, watch out as you may be dealing with a potential emotional manipulator.
No matter how bad your situation, your emotional manipulator has seen it all – but only ten times worse.
There was a time when I was between jobs and feeling miserable, my girlfriend made it a point to tell me what I was going through was nothing compared the crisis she is currently going through. After sometime it becomes hard to emotionally connect with a manipulator because of their irrepressible urge to always have the spotlight on themselves.
Before you can regain your individuality and strength, you’ll need to determine if the relationship is taking something away, and, if so, put an end to the destructive cycle.
For the purposes of the article, we’ll alternate between male and female gender examples (“him” in one step, “her” in the next).
The art is wholly intuitive (in women) and we men even after having lived with it for thousands of years haven’t been able to fully figure it out let alone work out an appropriate counter-strike.
However, in lay-‘man’s’ terms it’s a insidious method of using behavior, body language and words for the purpose of getting a desired response.
Another potent weapon in her arsenal is ‘sympathy’.
Using these two weapons in tandem, emotional manipulators play the role of a long suffering victim to perfection, and inspire in us the missionary zeal to do whatever it takes to make them smile again.
While most women are proficient in the art of emotional manipulation, some of them have mastered the subtle intricacies of the art. If you’re with one, dump her and reclaim your life.