8 Simple Yet Hidden Ways People Manipulate You In Relationships And Here’s How You Can Avoid It

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6How to respond to it

First, you need to know whether you are getting the silent treatment or your partner is just shy. Try to talk to them to see their reaction. If they constantly blame you but want to remain silent then they could be manipulating you. Try talking about the issue before apologizing.

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7Using passive aggression

When in a losing conversation your partner may use the line ‘Yes! That’s because you’re so perfect that you’re always right!’ this is a line that is the perfect example of passive aggression and most people don’t know how to respond to a line like this which gives them enough time to either change the topic or find something useful to say.

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8Use it against them

When faced with a line like this you need to be quick you have two options. Continue to fight about the topic or give them a humorous reply. You can also command them to speak clearly about what they really want to say. You can be direct and honest about what you want them to tell you and how you feel about the situation.

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9Their facts and personal statistics

The other name for this is “intellectual bullying”. By this, they try to use their knowledge against you. In simpler words, they will shower you with knowledge every day about things and topics you do not care about just to seem far more intelligent than they really are. When you argue they will get the upper hand because you will think they are smart than you.

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10How to avoid this

The whole reason this works is that they try to come off as someone who knows everything and how the world works. This will make you not question what they say and just do it. This is wrong because you have to realize that they are good at certain things but you are also good at other things. Do not let them make you feel stupid or like they are better than you in any way.

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