Daily - Fairly often
Weekly - Occasionally
Monthly - Not often at all unless I really have to
I am in denial and never manipulate anyone
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…
My eyes are always open, habitat gropin'...
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.
This is the extent of my manipulation skills.
GARY JOHNSON 2016
I just like to be polite rather than manipulative. Or is that a form of manipulation?