Strategies On Defending Yourself Against Manipulation

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On ‘What’s Trending,’ hosts Jessica Reyes, Patricia Wu, and guest therapist Joann ‘JoJo’ Venant discuss how to recognize common manipulation techniques like gaslighting, denial, and playing the victim.

Manipulation Red Flags

Learn to identify patterns like minimizing your feelings, shifting blame, and using guilt to get their way.

Set Boundaries, Stick To Facts

Practice assertively communicating your needs and staying focused on the specific issue at hand, rather than getting sidetracked by irrelevant arguments.

The Narcissist Connection

While anyone can become manipulative at times, manipulative behavior is a hallmark of narcissistic personalities.

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