124 M2 Negative Emotion – Manipulate



To influence or manage shrewdly or deviously:

Practical Tips

  1. Another way of looking at Manipulation, is realising that others are persuading/managing/coercing you into a different way of thinking.
  2. If this raises resentment, it’s because it going against YOUR Value system (what’s important to you).
  3. When you accept that others very often, only focus on what is important to them, we can understand where they are coming from, which in turn lowers the resentment we feel.
  4. Looking at their actions with a balanced viewpoint gives a clear head to make sensible (right) decisions.

Beliefs and Affirmations

I am able to spot when I am being manipulated and can protect myself when needed.


(How to make it very HARD to feel the negative emotion)

The only time I will allow myself to feel…………..Manipulation by others is when I don’t check the facts and think for myself.
The only time I will allow myself to feel…………..Others Manipulating me is when I let them!

Example Challenges

DC047 The pressure from advertising is overwhelming at Christmastime.


“Physics does not change the nature of the world it studies, and no science of behaviour can change the essential nature of man, even though both sciences yield technologies with a vast power to manipulate the subject matters.” – Pope Paul VI

” I don’t think the human mind can comprehend the past and the future. They are both just illusions that can manipulate you into thinking there’s some kind of change.”
– Bob Dylan