Covert manipulation and guilt can be very sneaky. In order to avoid being manipulated we have to be aware of the covert manipulation tactics. Really, manipulation can go hand and hand with guilt.
On this episode, I talk about how to recognize these manipulation tactics and reclaim your power. I talk about how flattery, blaming, shaming, and guilt, can be used as manipulation tactics. I also explain what gaslighting is and how to reinforce positive behaviors and more.
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“In every relationship money is never just money.” – Terri Cole
- The harm of guilting
- Blaming as a manipulation tactic
- How fake self-blaming can be a form of manipulation
- What manipulators desire
- What the blame shame guilty tactic is
- The harm of lying
- What is gaslighting
- How to reinforce positive behaviors
“They are responsible for their side of the street and you are responsible for your side of the street.” – Terri Cole
“Someone who is covertly manipulating you, or attempting to, they are trying to get their own needs met, but in a way that is dysfunctional.” – Terri Cole