Tag Archives: manipulation

Maslov’s Pyramid is Rubbish

Many years ago, before I was married, one of my husband’s friends used Maslov’s hierarchy of needs to convince him that it was okay to cheat on his then-girlfriend, which was me. I thought this was certainly a unique argument, … Continue reading

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the Promise of a Gift

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Feeling important, being manipulated

Everyone likes to feel important at one time, or another, in their lifetime.  We all want that one moment when we matter, or when we are needed. It’s a human condition. It’s also a doorway for the folks around us that … Continue reading

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the word Secret

In various posts over the years I have written about the use of the word secret. I have added in my thoughts about this word in addition to whatever topic I was exploring, but I have never made an entire post … Continue reading

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Ma-ni-pu-la-tion

I am not a manipulator. In fact, I have never successfully manipulated any situation to my favor if it involved being deceitful or malicious. It’s because I fall on the other end of that spectrum and prefer to be confrontational … Continue reading

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Agendas can be Assholes

by Madeline Laughs I was a bit annoyed to figure out recently that I had been manipulated again. How in the world had this happened to me? I’m supposed to be one of the most self aware people around, and … Continue reading

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avoid being manipulated

Manipulation is shrewd or devious management, especially for one’s own advantage. There are some folks that are masters at the art of manipulation. I was surprised to find out how many of them I rubbed elbows with on a daily … Continue reading

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