Having just attended a workshop on “Emotional Manipulation” written and presented by Jim Fogarty, EdD, thought I would share some goodies. (Check out his website: www.drjimfogarty.com)
Excerpt from Dr. Fogarty’s manual:
THE MAGICAL THOUGHTS / SOLUTIONS OF EMOTIONAL MANIPULATORS
If I am pompous, I avoid shame.
If I am a victim, I have power.
If I triangulate, I get revenge or the upper hand.
If I promise love, I get sex.
If I blame you, you will give me what I want.
If I break you, I own you.
If I indulge, I am the preferred parent.
If I threaten or pressure, I motivate.
If I promise a wonderful future, my partner gives me what I want.