How to recognize a manipulation attempt?


By his warm attitude, his smiling face, his flattery, his good words, the manipulator triggers positive emotions that take precedence over the capacity for analysis. Adobe Stock

PSYCHOLOGY – With a little practice and analysis, it is possible to escape the trap.

To be manipulated is to accept a situation that does not suit us, but without realizing it, at least at first. Indeed, a manipulation always begins with a beautiful promise at the end of which the manipulated person finds himself doing something that goes against his personal interest or his convictions.

This incongruity is made possible because initially the attempted manipulation goes unnoticed. By his warm attitude, his smiling face, his flattery, his good words, the manipulator triggers positive emotions which come to stimulate the emotional brain. “The manipulated person does not take the time to analyze the situation: he allows himself to be flattered and adheres to the promise made to him“, explains Dr Frédéric Fanget, psychiatrist in Lyon and co-author with Dr Odile Darbon, psychiatrist in Marseille, ofAssert yourself against manipulators (Odile Jacob). The great strength of the manipulator is also to dangle a better life&nbsp…

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