If there’s one type of people you don’t need in your life, it’s liars and manipulators. But as much as we want to escape them, sometimes they’re simply inevitable. But the main point to remember about these people is that you certainly don’t want them in your life and you should keep your interactions with them to a bare minimum. Forming a relationship with a manipulator will never get you anything good because all they want is to take advantage of you and cast you away when they no longer need you.
Don’t expect them to change because they never will. They may pretend for a while but their manipulations will come to the surface sooner or later and that’s just how things always go. It’s best to steer clear from them and end your ties before you get hurt.
If you’re uncertain how to deal with these toxic people, we’re here to give you a hand. Below you’ll find the most effective ways to deal with manipulators and let them know that you’re not interested in anything they have to offer. Stick to these tips and tricks and you’ll never have to worry about taken advantage of in the future.
No is no
Next time you run into a manipulative person make sure you let them know you mean what you say. You have to be strong and determined and tell them NO and stick to it. When they see that you can’t be manipulated, that you stand your ground and won’t cave in, they’ll lose interest and move on. This is key when it comes to dealing with them and you must learn how to do it. Once you get the hang of it, they will never bother you again.
It’s not your fault
The most powerful weapon in the manipulator’s arsenal shifting the blame to his victim. He’s so good at making you feel guilty about everything that you won’t even realize what he’s doing. When a situation like this arises, make sure that you remember you’re not the problem here. It’s always been them and no matter what they say, don’t believe them. You shouldn’t let yourself be blamed for someone else’s mistakes and insecurities. Stand your ground, defend yourself and let them know that you’re not buying their manipulations. Throw the ball back at them and just watch how fast they’re running away.
Know your worth
You are a strong, independent, smart and beautiful person and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Confidence and self-respect is your most powerful weapon against them and you should use it as often as you can. Just show them that you’re not afraid and that you know exactly how much you’re worth. When they see that they can’t use their tactics on you, they’ll simply lose interest.
Throw the ball in their court
Whenever they try to shift the focus on you, just throw it back on them. No matter what they do or what they say, they will try to put it all on you. Don’t let them and out the focus on them. They hate it when they have to justify their actions or explain why they do what they do, so the more you do it the faster they’ll run away from you.