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Have your say: Emotional manipulation

Have you ever been a victim of emotional manipulation or someone's bad behaviour?

  • Gulf News
  • Published: 16:18 November 11, 2012
  • Gulf News

How often have you tried to express your frustration or disappointment at someone’s bad behaviour, and they’ve simply turned around and said, “Stop over-reacting” or “You are too emotional!”.

A common tool of emotional manipulation, such phrases are used by people, whether intentionally or not, to say or do things that are offensive to a person. Have you ever been a victim of emotional manipulation? Join the debate and tell us what you think about the following:

  • Women are easier targets of emotional manipulation.
  • Are women the weaker sex or is it just a fact that is harped to give society a sense of power?
  • Those who defend themselves by saying things like, “You are overreacting” simply use offence as a form of defence.
  • Most people avoid sharing their true feelings openly out of fear of being labeled ‘crazy’.

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