If You Tend To Be Manipulative, Here Are 11 Ways To Stop This Destructive Behavior

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Manipulation is a word that gets thrown around a lot, but it’s hard to define.

People often use manipulative behavior with the intent to gain power or control over others.

If you tend to ask yourself, “Am I manipulative?” you probably are.

Sometimes it’s accidental, and other times you’re fully aware of it.

The better question is, “Why am I manipulative?” 

You may need to get people to agree with your opinions or do things your way.

Manipulative people often get away with their behavior because they are good at making people feel sorry for them or make their victims feel bad about themselves.

The manipulator uses guilt trips to make others believe that they are responsible for the manipulator’s problems.

They may also play on your sympathy by talking about how hard their life is or how much they have been through to get you to do things for them.

Clearly, manipulative behavior can disrupt close relationships and negatively impact your mental health.

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All About Intuitive Empaths + An Intuitive Empath Test To Discover If You Could Be One

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Could you be an empath?

Or even an intuitive empath

Maybe you’ve heard about empaths and wondered, “Am I an empath?”

If you’ve asked, there’s a good chance you are.

After all, your senses are keener than those of most people.

But is it possible your empathic powers (which can be a mixed bag) are more perceptive than the average empathic abilities?

If so, you could be an intuitive or psychic empath.

Whether you call yourself a highly intuitive empath, an empathic, or just a “very empathetic person,” you know by now that other people’s moods tend to influence your own.

But how much do you know about being an empath with heightened intuitive and psychic qualities?

And are you ready to take the intuitive empath test below to learn just how strong your empathic abilities are?

Your test score might clarify just how tuned in and perceptive you might be.

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21 Poems About Love and Pain That You Will So Relate To

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It’s a tough question even for poetry buffs: “What is the saddest love poem ever written?”

As you’ll see with the collection of painful love poems in this post, there are many contenders for that mark of distinction. 

If you’ve ever written a, you’ll find plenty here that resonates.

Even if you learn to let go of the people you love most, time doesn’t always ease the pain of losing them.  

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Treat Yourself Kindly With These 31 Self-Care Affirmations

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Most of us need reminders of how valuable it is to make time for self-care.

If you’re here, maybe you need those reminders daily – because someone or something else always needs your attention. 

Early on, the world trains us to put the urgent before the important.

And self-care is just not critical enough—until it is. 

If that sounds familiar, we’ve collected 31 self-care mantras to help you get back on track. 

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Keeping Track Of Your Moods? Try These 15 Free Mood Tracker Printables

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A big part of living more mindfully is practicing awareness of your moods.

It might seem like extra work, but a printable mood tracker can make a huge difference. 

Being mindful of your moods and how they affect you is essential to living the life you want.

And it’s about so much more than checking items off a daily to-do list.

That said, finding the best mood tracker printable for you can be a challenge. 

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13 Science-Backed Reasons It’s Normal To Talk To Yourself

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Is it weird to talk to yourself? You’ve seen the looks. You’ve heard the whispers.

You know some of your coworkers have expressed concern (or annoyance). Are they right to? 

You’re not just saying random one-liners, after all.

You’re having conversations with yourself.

And folks are acting as though you’ve crossed the line from quirky to certifiable. 

The thing is, talking to yourself helps you in ways your critics clearly haven’t discovered yet.

So, how do you sell them on the virtues of “thinking out loud”? 

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How To Be Your True Self In 11 Doable Steps

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“Just be yourself.” Have you heard that before?

It sounds so simple, yet it often seems unattainable. You’d love to just be yourself if you knew exactly who that is.

We get so caught up trying to be somebody else, somebody better, that we lose ourselves in the process. Or never find ourselves at all.

Sometimes, what we think is our real self is just a facade we use to show off to the world or to cover our flaws.

So, how do we become our true and authentic selves?

How do we regain our sense of being in a world so engrossed by false idols and insincere personalities?

Let’s talk about simple yet effective things you can do to become yourself again.

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21 Reasons And Solutions Why People Don’t Like You

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It happened again. And one of the loudest thoughts in your head right now is saying, “People don’t like me.” You wonder if they ever did. 

Maybe you’re not always easy to be around. But you do have redeeming qualities.  So, you don’t know why people don’t like you. 

And you’re not sure what you can do about it. 

Read on to learn the reasons why people scuttle or make unhappy noises when they see you coming.

Then choose a solution to focus on today. 

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