Let’s face it. You are an emotional manipulator. You use anger to get what you want. You use disappointment and guilt too. You cry, you shake your head, point your finger and you use the silent treatment.
You are not alone though, because we all do it. Trying to make others feel bad to achieve our goals is so common that you probably aren’t even aware of what you are doing while you are doing it. But it’s not healthy and if you are doing it to others, then you are also susceptible of it being done to you.
So the manipulator also becomes the manipulated.
When you have a high level of emotional intelligence (EQ) you are less likely to be emotionally manipulated, because you can see through the other person. You don’t take it personally when someone expresses their anger or disappointment. Whether it’s your child’s tantrum or your partner’s cold shoulder, you see the other person’s emotions for what they are: tactics to make you feel bad so they can get what they want. And when you understand this, their words and emotions cease to trigger an emotional reaction from you. Having this emotional intelligence gives you the power to make a rational decision based on logic, rather than a knee-jerk reaction spawned from fear.
My EQ Advantage Masterclass will show you how to become powerful and fulfilled by raising your emotional intelligence. It will give you greater self-awareness, show you how to have amazing relationships and help you discover your purpose in life. The tools and strategies you will discover will empower you to change your life for the better, forever. Find out more here.