I Hate It When People Attempt to Manipulate Me

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    I'm Not That Stupid, Sorry.

    I have this "friend". Let's call her 'Amanda'. When we first started being friends, I thought she was one of the coolest people alive. After my best friend and I went to her beach house in another state for fun, we noticed something about her. If either of us was...
    anon12 anon12
    May 17, 2009

    I Am Not a Puppet!

    I am a people pleaser, and I don't like confrontations, so people thinkt that they can get me to do anything for them.  I have a hard time saying no, so I usually do it, then resent them later for it even though I should have had guts enough to say no in the first place.
    institches1981 institches1981
    26-30, F
    Apr 21, 2008

    I become very stubborn

    when I feel I am being coerced or manipulated. Just back off people. If you want me to do something, just be straight and ask. I rarely say no if the request is reasonable. But if I start to feel that you are asking a series of questions meant to get me to say I'm not too...
    Serenitree1 Serenitree1
    70+, F
    2 Responses Dec 28, 2015

    I'm Not Putty In Or On Your Anything...

    To all those people who don't know what love means: Stop trying to mold me into something I'm not. I love you for who you are and want to have the same respect back. Tears, pleading, yelling and threats do nothing except make me pity you, so grow a soul and stop it.
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman
    31-35, F
    4 Responses May 16, 2009

    You are a master manipulator that's it.

    ....and you did make it a 24 7 job that's for sure It's all you....you only do it when he's sick of you....it's maintenance It's not love...
    imup51 imup51
    51-55, F
    1 Response Nov 14, 2014
    deleted deleted
    May 5, 2015


    Why are you determined, to get me to agreeto all the things that you suggest, by dominating me?I have to watch you carefully, how stupid can I be,if you don’t give up, you’ll see the nasty side of me.This game that you are playing, has very nearly workedbut then my...
    emmasharn emmasharn
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 16, 2009


    I am a scumbag and I am a leech,I come prepared with my little speech.I’ve no self respect and I have none for you,show me some kindness that I’ll misconstrue. My best card is the sympathy vote,I get you to weaken from being a goat.I’ll cross all the...
    emmasharn emmasharn
    31-35, F
    May 16, 2009

    Using Religeon

    My ex does his best to manipulate me.  He has stalked me in every way possible...he's text stalked me, called excessively during the day and even sat outside of my house in his car watching my every move.  He still does from time to time.  When we were happily...
    ichooselife ichooselife
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jul 16, 2008

    I think it's funny sometimes

    and I'll flip the tables and lead th
    sirnatural sirnatural
    41-45, M
    May 25, 2015

    If They're Too Nice ....

    That means they want something.  It may take some time but I've known people who have shown minimal interest in me until all of a sudden they're my best friend.  They extend themselves in friendship then it's great for a little while then something happens (I guess they...
    Morgause Morgause
    41-45, F
    Nov 26, 2008

    Example My ***!!

    When I was a little kid my parents used to use my brother and I as a go between in their divorce all the time. My dad was better about it then my mom. He tried to keep the drama to a minimum but mom was horrible. She used to tell us awful mean things about my father. At the time...
    SlowAutumnWind SlowAutumnWind
    26-30, F
    Nov 13, 2008

    I Just Hate It

    I just hate it,Manipulating people,The pits,Get on my goat,If I have my way,They're out!
    storywriter2 storywriter2
    Nov 6, 2012


    I don't think anyone likes it when people try to manipulate them. My bro is very manipulative. If he doesn't get his way he gets really pissed off. That's his way of manipulating people. Because, I don't really want him to be pissed off I want him to be happy, but at the same...
    LylaRocks LylaRocks
    26-30, F
    Mar 3, 2010

    Why Ask Me When You Don't Care?

     I’m as happy as a pig in monkey ****, why, how are you? You’ve got the cheek to ask me, after what you’ve put me through? After you have pissed me off, what am I to do, pander to your change of mood, and be grateful to you? 
    emmasharn emmasharn
    31-35, F
    May 16, 2009

    LOOKING For Mister Right

    rockybear397 rockybear397
    46-50, F
    7 Responses Apr 21, 2008

    I hate it when I KNOW people are trying to

    manipulate me but I have to play along. I find it insulting that people think I'm stupid and gullible.
    xxatomicxx xxatomicxx
    26-30, F
    May 26, 2015

    Oh Yes.

    ****sensitive conscience disclaimer: this is not about any of my dear ep friends, so fear not!**** normally i'm pretty easy going in my interpersonal relations, mostly because going with the flow takes a lot less energy than creating conflict when none is needed. but as soon as...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Feb 13, 2008

    Other than violence I think this is one of the

    worst character traits a person can have. Known many with it. Sadly often occupying positions of authority. Usually within companies I've worked for. They make your life difficult and it can be hard to confront them. But you need to do so.
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    Nov 14, 2014

    I feel used, and I'm not exactly fond of being

    comparable to a tissue. I'm better than that. I'm the damn tree.
    NikeWin NikeWin
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 10, 2015

    And It Doesn't Work Anymore

    I hate when people try to manipulate me to act a certain way. I have been around my nieces and nephews enough that I pick up on these childish behaviors in adults so I treat them just like I would the kids... I ignore the heck out of the person. I will not be manipulated and used...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    Jun 15, 2011

    Clever Control

     Under your guise of being as helpless as meyour evil plan unravels, like a spider roping in a fly. You assume I won’t notice, that I’m too naïve to see, not clever enough to work it out.   It’s too painful for me to admit how...
    emmasharn emmasharn
    31-35, F
    2 Responses May 16, 2009

    I Hate It When

    I hate it when,People attempt to,Manipulate me,Get's my back up,I dig my toes,Even deeper,You ain't budging me!
    startinover1 startinover1
    Apr 16, 2012

    Good Topic

    where do i begian with this. the icon fits this group do you ever feel people are always trying to yank your strings, trying to control you, i face it all the time because I am on the passive side and i have build up alot of resentment latley to it, epcically when they attempt to...
    sweetstacey sweetstacey
    26-30, F
    Aug 7, 2008

    People Try It All the Time

    i try not to let people take advantage of me, just when you do good things for people they seem to want more and more from you and use you to get more, i hate this kind of manipulation and usually try to stop it as soon as i can, i just think people should respect eachother on a...
    Donalh Donalh
    22-25, M
    Apr 1, 2008


    I am tired of being a pawn in a person's game. She acts as if she really cares about me....but in all reality....she is manipulating me like I am her puppet on a string. I am putting a stop to this as of today. I have been blind about the whole situation....but, now I see the...
    picgirl picgirl
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 3, 2008

    P*iss Off and Leave Me Alone!

        copyright@emmasharn    I hear you complain of how you’re rotting in your sh*it,  but when I give you answers, you are having none of it.  Oh what will make you happy, or will your day ever come?  Until you get it sorted, you wish I...
    emmasharn emmasharn
    31-35, F
    May 16, 2009


     I am a scrounger, and I am a cheat,I cannot budget, so I’m on the street.I won’t change my ways, I go begging insteadalienate all of the people I led.It’s not a question of whether I’m fed,how I am broke is a question I dread. I make you feel...
    emmasharn emmasharn
    31-35, F
    May 16, 2009

    I Think I'll Go Now.

    On second thought, I love when someone attempts to manipulate me. I rarely fall for it. This kid (literally; maybe 11 or so) said to me, "The more you play stupid the less stupid you are." And I find that I do that. If I feel as if someone is trying to...
    mefirstGIMME mefirstGIMME
    22-25, F
    Nov 10, 2008

    Many Try To!

    I don't get it why people perceive it this way--them feel- I have a sense of power, security, the confidence of knowing it all. People want to be in my surroundings, some want to grow by stamping on me- and they come in the disguise of friends. I play dumb. I allow them to think...
    tenderfoot1 tenderfoot1
    22-25, F
    Sep 11, 2008

    I Hate It When People Try To Manipulate Me

    I have a young sister that does just that.  She manipulates people to get what she wants and then wonders why she doesn't have any real friends.
    aquarius3 aquarius3
    1 Response Dec 26, 2011

    I Know What You're Up To.

    I don't necessarily hate it, I'm more amused and insulted. I'm insulted because they think I'm stupid enough to not realize what they're up to. But I'm amused because they're obviously stupid enough to think I'm stupid enough to fall for there manipulation. Phew, that is a...
    OnMyTippeeToes OnMyTippeeToes
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 14, 2012

    For Fun?

    I guess you think it's fun to pull people's strings, don't you? Why on heaven would anyone want to bash, manipulate someone for fun? To get a rise out of them? To anger them? To watch them stand up for what they believe in? To see what they got to say? You say that is a...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze
    56-60, F
    Dec 9, 2012

    It's insulting. Because If I know you're

    either not that intelligent and you think I'm less intelligent than you or you don't care .
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 26, 2015
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