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How to Deal with Manipulators

Six Internal Adjustments To Keep From Being Overwhelmed By Toxic People

Season 3, Episode 137

When you are committed to a friendly, kind demeanor, others may see that as an opportunity to manipulate. In order to prevent ongoing toxicity, you will need to balance your goodness with firmness and boundaries. This will require certain internal adjustments to your surrounding circumstances, which will be identified in this podcast.


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How to Deal with Manipulators

by Les Carter, Ph. D. | MarriagePath Radio

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Something to Think About

In this episode, we recognized that:

  • Every person you encounter has some form of woundedness, and they “require” you to take responsibility to make them feel good.
  • Sometimes the friendliest thing you can do is confront or be firm.
  • Not all people prioritize empathy or goodness like you do.

Let’s Talk

“In what circumstances has your friendliness worked against you?

How does it make you feel?”

What Do You Think?

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