Subscriber Account active since. A skilled emotional manipulator can destroy your self-esteem and even make you question your sanity. It can be extremely effective, which is why some unscrupulous individuals do it so much. A few years ago, Facebook, in conjunction with researchers from Cornell and the University of California, conducted an experiment in which they intentionally played with the emotions of , users by manipulating their feeds so that some users only saw negative stories while others only saw positive stories. Sure enough, when these people posted their own updates, they were greatly influenced by the mood of the posts they'd been shown.
11 Signs You're Being Manipulated In A Relationship & How To Fix It
How To Recognize The 8 Signs Of Emotional Manipulation
Manipulators are easy to spot by how they make you feel. When you are in tune with your emotional state, you feel that tight-gut feeling that tells you to pay attention to the words and actions of the manipulative person you are dealing with. This is another way to say what your needs are and reject the manipulator. When dealing with a manipulator, the best comeback is to focus on your own needs. You reject what the manipulator needs and replace it with your own needs.
By Erica Tempesta For Dailymail. If your feelings are consistently being diminished and you often find yourself apologizing to your partner when you were the one hurt by their bad behavior, chances are you are stuck in a toxic relationship with an emotional manipulator. According to relationship experts, emotional manipulators prey on your vulnerabilities and often use your own words against you in order to get what they want - and just when you have hit your breaking point, they lure you back in with a touching apology and the promise of change. Scroll down for video. Tough love: Emotional manipulators will never validate their partners' feelings and will often blame them when they try to communicate.