Emotional Manipulators: Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing
|Beware of Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing|
The Psychological literature identifies Personalities that are Manipulative, the “Wolves in Sheeps Clothing”. These are people that use deceit in their dealings with those around them. The Manipulator may be conscious of their manipulation, or unconscious and blind to their willful use of deceit.
The Arbinger Institute first brought to my attention the process of Self Deception in our minds when run by our Ego rather than the underlying Self.
Manipulative people will say some of the most unsettling things. This inevitably begs the question: Do they really believe what they’re saying?
“Manipulative people prey on our sensibilities, emotional sensitivity, and especially, our conscientiousness. And sometimes they speak and act with such conviction, that we begin to believe them. We can even start feeling responsible in some way for what we perceive to be their pain.” Dr George Simon
How to spot an Emotional Manipulator? The simplest answer is “trust your gut, not their words”. If your intuition tells you, ignore their words. To improve your intuition, here is a list of 8 ways to spot Emotional Manipulation.
Beware of Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing.