Emotional manipulation is a form of abuse that can harm your mental health. It can be difficult to recognize because it often happens gradually and subtly. In this blog post, we will discuss 30 covert emotional manipulation tactics to watch out for.
Gaslighting is a tactic that involves making someone doubt their own reality. The manipulator may deny things that have happened or make the victim feel like they are crazy.
Guilt-tripping is a tactic that involves making someone feel guilty for something they have or haven’t done. The manipulator may use phrases like ‘If you loved me, you would…’ or ‘I sacrificed so much for you.’
Love-bombing is a tactic that involves showering someone with affection and attention to gain their trust and loyalty. The manipulator may use grand gestures or excessive compliments.
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What is emotional manipulation?
Emotional manipulation is a form of abuse that involves using tactics like gaslighting, guilt-tripping, and love-bombing to control someone’s thoughts and behaviors.
How can I recognize emotional manipulation?
Emotional manipulation can be difficult to recognize because it often happens gradually and subtly. Some signs to watch out for include feeling confused, doubting your own reality, and feeling guilty or ashamed.
What should I do if I think I’m being emotionally manipulated?
If you think you may be experiencing emotional manipulation, it’s important to reach out for help. Talk to a trusted friend or family member, or seek the help of a mental health professional.