How people control others when they need to be controlled or want to get their own way?
These are the 4 ways people steal your energy.
1. POOR ME
The “Poor Me” is a passive-aggressive and the most secretly manipulative of the four styles. This person will portray a false sense of being a victim in order to appeal to another person’s compassion, guilt or obligation through the manipulation of their sympathies.
The “Aloof” is just a less passive and manipulative than the “Poor Me,” but more secretive. The “Aloof” approach is to create a vagueness and facade around themselves, forcing an undeserved investment of energy to gain information, commitment and emotion which should normally be shared in a straight-up, direct way.
More aggressive but less manipulative than the two passive-secretive types, the “Interrogator” uses this style of drama by evaluating and asking questions with the specific purpose of finding something wrong or corrupt.
“Intimidators” are the most aggressive of the four types. Their presence is well stated and felt and there is a threatening air of danger conveyed from them. They are unpredictable and can threaten, use harsh words and abusive actions uncontrollably. They will demonstrate a capacity for rage or violence.
If both your parents are Intimidators or Interrogators chances are, you are a Poor me or Aloof.
If both your parent are Poor Me's or Aloof, chances are, you are an Intimidator or Interrogator.
This is from the book "The Celestine Prophecy"
Edited by Professor T, 13 October 2012 - 02:10 AM.