We have all been manipulated emotionally.
It tears down our self-respect and our ability to function well.
They are “victims” (self-proclaimed) or tired, or weak, or strong (!).
We try to help or fall under their spell or fall for their sales pitch.
We ask ourselves how we got into this mess.
“Why did I fall for that line again?”
“Why can’t I get rid of this anchor, this drain on me?”
Marc Chernoff tells us four ways to do it on Marc and Angel Hack Life.
“There are emotionally manipulative people of varying degrees all around us. When we are young we like to think that we are immune to the psychological pressures that confuse, manipulate and condition other people.
“We are not so gullible, are we? But part of truly maturing as an individual involves understanding how you too are led by the environment, influenced by others, and driven by the needs you have as a human being.
“Human beings can be manipulated precisely because we share innate psychological characteristics that render us ALL susceptible, to a point. Although, like any other weakness, some people are naturally more prone to succumb, while others have higher levels of immunity to the external pressures that can make us do things we would normally never think of doing.
“But assuming that we are already “immune” is naive and the surest path to being a victim of manipulation. Let me give you a powerful example:
Emotionally Manipulated to Death
The day is November 18, 1978, and you’re in Guyana. There you stand in the middle of Jonestown, a loyal member of Jim Jones’ cult known as “The People’s Temple”. He commands you to drink a cup of poisonous, cyanide-laced Kool-Aid and take your own life.
What do you do?
If you have been manipulated, you need to strengthen your sense of self.
You can do that at Self-Knowledge College.
Email me for a free chat.
I’m with you.