Have your say: Emotional manipulation

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

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’.