Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Oct 4, 2016
Manipulation is a dishonest method to control others, get our way, or make others think an idea was theirs; it stands in contrast to making honest straightforward requests. Manipulation by guilt is perhaps the most common form of manipulation.
Manipulation by Guilt Vs. Straightforward Requests
1. A lot of persuasion — even in church — can be based upon emotion and a lack of logic.
“Pastor Smith was winding up his sermon about the dangers of alcohol and the need for temperance. He shouted, 'If I had