Results for - Manipulation Techniques

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1. Manipulators use several techniques to use and abuse people. FYI for those who are not interested in learning about this, I have included the N/A option in every question so you can scroll down, hit N/A, and collect your points quickly. One technique they use is called "Gaslighting". This can be described in different variations of three words: "That didn't happen", "You imagined it", or "Are you crazy?" The intent is to distort a person's sense of reality. Have you seen this used in real life?

Yes, on me personally
26%
491 votes
Yes, on someone else
18%
337 votes
Yes, but not personally (on TV, the internet, etc.)
12%
231 votes
No
22%
427 votes
I'm not sure
12%
224 votes
N/A
21%
397 votes
Other (please specify)
0%
7 votes

2. Here's another one: "Projection". This is a defense mechanism used to displace responsibility of one's own negative behaviour/traits by attributing them to someone else. Have you seen this used in real life?

Yes, on me personally
28%
524 votes
Yes, on someone else
21%
396 votes
Yes, but not personally (on TV, the internet, etc.)
10%
182 votes
No
20%
387 votes
I'm not sure
12%
229 votes
N/A
22%
412 votes
Other (please specify)
0%
9 votes

3. How about "Moving the goal posts"? This is when someone has every reason to be perpetually dissatisfied with you. Even after you provide all the evidence to validate your argument, they have another expectation or demand. Have you seen this used in real life?

Yes, on me personally
28%
531 votes
Yes, on someone else
16%
298 votes
Yes, but not personally (on TV, the internet, etc.)
8%
143 votes
No
21%
407 votes
I'm not sure
14%
267 votes
N/A
23%
434 votes
Other (please specify)
0%
4 votes

4. Last one: "Triangulation". This is when someone tries to distract you from their nastiness by focusing your attention on the supposed threat of another person. Have you seen this used in real life?

Yes, on me personally
21%
392 votes
Yes, on someone else
15%
292 votes
Yes, but not personally (on TV, the internet, etc.)
9%
180 votes
No
23%
444 votes
I'm not sure
16%
298 votes
N/A
23%
446 votes
Other (please specify)
0%
6 votes
08/11/2016 Living 1915 36 By: trishalikespie
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