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’.