manipulative

"You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time" Abraham Lincoln

Manipulative behaviour is a conscious attempt to control and exploit others for your own gain. It is the use of deception, flattery, or coercion to get what you want, regardless of the consequences for others that prevents you from building genuine and authentic relationships. The card Manipulation challenges you to look at the ethical boundaries between persuasion, influence and integrity. Remember it is through honesty that you build trust and lasting relationships. It asks you to also look at ways in which you might be being manipulated and to act accordingly with open communication (just say no) and distance.

Manipulation Mantra: I recognise manipulation and act with open communication and boundaries.