124 T2 Negative Emotion – Taken Advantage Of

Taken Advantage Of


To be imposed upon, unfairly: as by exploiting a weakness.

Practical Tips

  1. Be aware that at some level you ALLOW others to take advantage of you.
  2. Decide to expect respect and fairness by creating ground rules and standing up for yourself.
  3. Vocalise your new attitude either in a serious or light-hearted way; whichever is the appropriate way to deliver it.

Beliefs and Affirmations

When I inspect the Values of others, I can understand why I am being taken advantage of and respond accordingly.


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

The only time I will allow myself to feel I’ve been……. Taken Advantage Of, is when I don’t say No when I want to (people pleasing).

Example Challenges

DC056 People that say “Oh, can you do this, can you do that?” when you announce you are ‘nipping’ to the bank!

DC124 Feeling frustrated when people don’t pay me on time, especially as I rely on the money.

DC142 My clients ring me up ‘out of hours’ and expect me to fit them in, even when it’s not convenient for me!

DC155 My landlady has put the rent up and I feel it is unjustly high.


“Not everyone will appreciate what you do for them, you have to figure out who’s worth your kindness and who’s just Taking Advantage”
– unknown

“Anyone who would Take Advantage of my weaknesses doesn’t deserve my strengths!”