Can You Recognize A Manipulative Person? 11 Characteristics You Must Know

characteristics of a manipulative person

Manipulative people have an uncanny way of making us believe they are charming, supportive, and kind — until they aren’t. 

Recognizing the traits of a manipulator can be challenging when you first meet one.

Although you’ve likely experienced manipulative friends or family, it can take a while before you realize what’s behind the charm. 

You know things are starting to feel weird, but you just can’t put your finger on it — until you get caught up in the web of subtle deceit, mind games, and control.

Read More

11 Characteristics Of A Bitter Person That Leave A Bad Taste In Your Mouth

woman sitting on sofa Bitter Person

What makes bitter people the way they are?

You’ve run out of ideas on how to help someone in your life see things in a more positive light.

The more you try, the more signs of bitterness you pick up in their words and behavior.

You recognize the negativity at the root of everything they say and do.

And it’s exhausting.

Where does it all come from?

And what can you do about it?

Read More

11 Top Traits And Characteristics Of A Naturally Curious Person

characteristics of a curious person

Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it’s a quality that can make you feel alive and engaged in life.

Curious people feel compelled to find answers, understand more profound meanings, and learn as much as possible about people and the world around them.

And while curiosity can make life more interesting, there are a few caveats to consider.

That’s why we’ve created this list of 11 characteristics of a curious person.  

Read on to see if anyone comes to mind. 

Read More

13 Not So Subtle Traits Of A Jealous-Mother-In-Law

traits of a jealous mother in law

Was it something you said—or did—or didn’t do? (It’s usually that last thing). 

You can’t help noticing that your mother-in-law acts like she is married to your husband—as if she doesn’t trust you to be a good wife to him. 

And if that weren’t frustrating enough, your husband isn’t willing to talk to his mother about it.

He’d rather you didn’t say anything, either. 

After all, what harm can a little mother-in-law jealousy do? 

Read More

9 Surprising Characteristics Of A Private Person

characteristics of a private person

What’s it like being a private person?

If you identify as one, you might be inclined to weigh in on this.

Or you might just keep your thoughts to yourself and see if any part of this post makes sense. 

We’ve identified nine surprising (or, at the very least, interesting) traits shared by private people everywhere. 

If you’re a private person (or you know someone who is), we think you may recognize yourself in some of these behaviors and choices.

Read More

21 Disrespectful Husband Quotes To Reinforce What You Should Never Tolerate

disrespectful husband quotes

The disrespectful spouse quotes in this post are a call to action.

No woman should feel obligated to stay with a guy because he hasn’t physically abused her (yet). 

If you’re not married to him, you can say, “Stop disrespecting your wife!” though you might not expect much to change.

He may not even see his behavior that way.  Or he may not care. 

But why is he like this? 

Read More

Are You A Mentally Strong Person? 23 Sure Signs You Mind Is Mighty

strong person

How do you know if you’re a mentally strong person?

What qualities should you cultivate if you want to be stronger? 

You recognize strength in others. You’ve seen how they operate and what makes them stand out.

But when you ask yourself, “Am I strong?” you’re just not sure. 

Let’s start by asking what it even means to be strong.

Then read on to learn about 23 characteristics shared by mentally strong people

Read More

How Do You Apologize To Someone When They Won’t Talk To You?

how to apologize to someone who doesn’t want to talk to you

How do you apologize when someone won’t talk to you?

Maybe you’ve tried already, but they’re just not having it. 

Saying sorry to a friend when they’ve shut you out is agony, not because of the apology but because of the pain you’ve caused—and because nothing you say seems to matter. 

It may matter more than you realize.

But it may not be enough.

You’ll soon see why—and what you can do about it.  

Read More