Four Fake Nice Gestures That Are Actually Manipulative - Deepstash
Four fake gestures that are actually manipulative.

Not only are we deceived more than we realize, manipulators often forget they are doing it. The behavior was ingrained during chi...

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Four Fake Nice Gestures That Are Actually Manipulative

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The curse of gifts

Humans are strongly reciprocal in nature. Healthy relationships are built on giving and getting in return. A gulf in reciprocit...

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Ben Franklin effect

Ben Franklin had a political enemy who was making speeches against him. Franklin remembered an old quote, “He that has on...

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There was never an issue

Gaslighting is a form of control where the victim begins to question reality. For example, your parents might insist some trauma in your childhood never happened. They’ll smile and say, “Oh you are...

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The threat of breadcrumbing

As the name implies, it means they give you just enough signals to keep you engaged. They like all your social media posts, send you messages, flirt with you in person. They may have very sporadic ...

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Four signs of manipulative behaviour
  1. Asking you to do favors to endear themselves to you. Beware of the Ben Franklin Effect.
  2. Bestowing you with gifts as a way to create a debt to them. Humans are reciprocal in nature. Str...

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