Here’s a quick link to Marc and Angel’s 12 Devious Tricks People Use to Manipulate You.
I hate being manipulated. And this isn’t just about how to avoid salespeople. It’s about how you can deal with your friends and family, and other close ones from manipulating you for selfish purposes.
Sometimes people don’t even realize what they are doing. They are simply doing what is natural, which is trying to get their own way.
To keep yourself from being manipulated it is important to just stay aware of what is happening. And politely and respectfully say no. It is simple as that, but like all things, sometimes hard in practice.
On the flip side, are you guilty of using these techniques to manipulate people around you? One can only hope people use this knowledge for good and not evil…