6 Subtle Signs You’re Being Manipulated and How To Stop It

Hijackals–difficult, toxic people–catch you unawares. Don’t let them!

SAVE YOUR SANITY: HELP FOR HANDLING HIJACKALS® with Rhoberta Shaler, PhD, The Relationship Help Doctor

Don’t you just hate it when you feel manipulated? That’s what happens far too often when you have a Hijackal in your life. And, you hope for better, but nothing really seems to change.

Today, I’m talking about six subtle signs to watch for, signs that you are being manipulated. They’re tricky to spot because…well…you’re not a Hijackal! You don’t think that way. So, they are important to know about.

People who MUST manipulate do it because that’s the only way they know to survive. Unfortunately, you are expected to accept it, settle for it, and allow it.

In today’s episode, I hope you’ll see that you have the right–and the responsibility–to step up and speak up. You know, though, that that often leads to arguments, threats, and, far too often–the silent treatment. So, do the work I’m talking about in this episode first, within yourself.

See these six signs. Then, notice what you can do to make it stop. These are things for you to change within yourself, not creating change in the Hijackal. That doesn’t often happen. So, do these things to SAVE YOUR SANITY!

  1. Stop wanting their approval.
  2. Stop being addicted to their drama.
  3. Stop living up to their expectations
  4. Stop letting your boundaries slip.

I hope this empowers you to make positive changes.

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