manipulation

How Does Fake News Affect Us?

Fake news has existed for many years. However, it has grown into a common phenomenon thanks to social media. Initially, people believed the Internet would create a democracy of information. And this has happened in a way, but the Internet…

The Three Masks of Pathological Narcissism

The masks of pathological narcissism are manipulation mechanisms that narcissists use to hide their intentions as well as their true condition. They don’t want others to see them as conceited or arrogant. That is why they hide behind these mechanisms. Sometimes it…

What is Post-Truth?

Post-truth is all the rage these days. This little word is mentioned every once in a while, even though it may not have been fully explained. But don’t worry, we’re here to help you understand what it’s all about. Post-truth…

There Are No Toxic People, Only Toxic Behavior

The idea of “toxic people” has become quite widespread. In fact, people apply the adjective “toxic” to anyone who has problems relating to other people. However, this only serves to exacerbate intolerance. It’s time to clarify that “toxic people” don’t actually…

Elicitation: How to Acquire Information

What is elicitation? This strange word means using techniques to gather information or knowledge about people. Elicitation is nothing more than a technique used to acquire information discretely, without the other person knowing. In order to obtain it without arousing…

Breadcrumbing: The Latest Way to Dump Someone

William Shakespeare, one of the greatest writers in all of human history, said that the wounds you can’t see are the deepest ones. That is the exact kind of wound coming out a new trend that’s unfortunately threatening to reach unprecedented heights…

Blackmail and Coercion: Destroyers of Healthy Relationships

Unfortunately, human relationships are riddled with manipulation. Usually it’s unconscious. We unknowingly learn to be manipulative and unknowingly manipulate people. Two manipulative mechanisms that seriously damage relationships are blackmail and coercion. Manipulation, in psychological terms, is a mechanism through which…

Why Do I Keep Getting Hurt in Relationships?

Relationships: they’re so complicated! Full of pleasure, fear, hope, pain, nostalgia, hatred…  they’re intense and very nuanced. But we don’t always know how to choose them correctly. In fact, we all know someone who is always getting hurt, one relationship disaster after…

Viral News – How we are Manipulated

Viral news items are the ones that reach the widest area of Internet usership. They nearly always circulate through the major social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. This type of news is known as  “viral” because it behaves in…