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    Re: Manipulation - do you use it regularly

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    That is more bribery than manipulation...
    Actually its not even really bribery. Sodas and video games are the norm. Just using ultimatums correctly.
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    Re: Manipulation - do you use it regularly

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    All people have the means to be manipulative in order to get what they want. Whether a person uses it to schmooze a co-worker in covering a shift for them, or manipulating an irate customer to get them to calm down.

    How often would you say you manipulate people and what is your motivation MOST times when you consciously manipulate people.
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    People in denial, and people who don’t know they’re in denial… And some honest ones…

    IMO, if you speak to one person in a day, you were probably a little ‘manipulative’ to some degree – even the teensiest. ‘No problem’, when it was. You may need a favor one day.

    Every day, it can’t be helped. I like to think it’s not for malicious purposes, but then it’s subjective what I think is the greater good…

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    Re: Manipulation - do you use it regularly

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpoorchris View Post
    Actually its not even really bribery. Sodas and video games are the norm. Just using ultimatums correctly.
    Really.

    When I tell my kids to do something, I don't tell them I'll give them something for doing it. I tell them to do it because I'm their mother and if they choose not to, then there are consequences. /shrug Now if I wanted to manipulate the situation, I could do so without them having any idea that that is what I was doing and it wouldn't have the end result of a tangible 'reward' in order to be successful.

    That's what I'm asking about.

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    Re: Manipulation - do you use it regularly

    This is the extent of my manipulation skills.

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    Re: Manipulation - do you use it regularly

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    All people have the means to be manipulative in order to get what they want. Whether a person uses it to schmooze a co-worker in covering a shift for them, or manipulating an irate customer to get them to calm down.

    How often would you say you manipulate people and what is your motivation MOST times when you consciously manipulate people.
    Does kissing on my wife's back until she gives in count?

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    Re: Manipulation - do you use it regularly

    I just like to be polite rather than manipulative. Or is that a form of manipulation?

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    Re: Manipulation - do you use it regularly

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Does kissing on my wife's backside until she gives in count?
    Corrected that for you.
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    Re: Manipulation - do you use it regularly

    Quote Originally Posted by tryreading View Post
    Corrected that for you.
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    Re: Manipulation - do you use it regularly

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    We use manipulation all the time. Although the word "manipulation" has a rather negative connotation, it doesn't have to be negative at all. It's called by other names though: good manners; social graces; persuasion; skillful management; strong closing skills (in sales); and I'm sure many others I can't think of right now.

    In the negative sense, I think it's most often used by passive-aggressive people to get want they want at the expensive of others. Serious manipulators are sociopaths. I'm not that person. Funny, though, I usually don't recognize it's been done to me (in the negative way) until a bit later in a "transaction." P's me off!!!
    This is where I was gonna go with this... and as a parent and a teacher, I manipulate daily. It simply is a tool.
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    Re: Manipulation - do you use it regularly

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpoorchris View Post
    Actually its not even really bribery. Sodas and video games are the norm. Just using ultimatums correctly.
    If you are getting them to do something that they have to do, and you tell them that you will give them a gift to do what they have to do, then that is a bribe.
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