The Dealing with Manipulative People IQ Matrix explores how to handle manipulative people whose primary objective is to control and influence you. The map initially breaks down how to recognize when a person is trying to manipulate you. Recognizing who these people are is however only the first step. Next, you must ensure that you do not get drawn into their endgame. As such, this map also walks you through a six step process you can use to help protect yourself against their manipulative tactics.
Here is a quick breakdown of each branch of the Dealing with Manipulative People IQ Matrix:
- Manipulative People: The first branch of this map helps you to better understand the manipulation game that some people play. Specifically, the branch breaks down the intentions and goals that manipulators have in mind, while also exploring the various behavioral tactics they use that reveal their manipulative ways.
- Overcoming Manipulation: The second and third branch of this map breaks down a six step process you can use to help you overcome the manipulative tactics that these people use against you. Using this process of steps will help give you the self-confidence you need to overcome their influence and controlling nature.
- Further Guidelines: The final branch of this map presents you with further guidelines and ideas to help you break free from a manipulator’s grasp. Moreover, there are several suggestions here that will help you to avoid falling into their grasp in the first place.
As you progressively work through this map you will begin to gain more confidence in yourself and in your ability to stand up to bullies and manipulators whose only intention is to control you to serve their own personal interests. With this boost of confidence, you will feel greater self-assurance that you can think independently without being overly influenced by others.