I am a little late on the daily prompt, but I feel like I cannot skip this one. I for one wear many masks. Much like so many others, we adapt to the situation. The masks that really frustrate me are the ones you perceive as something completely different.
Some of us are great judges of character, we can see through whatever mask or front you put up. However there are people out there who really fool you. They have this manipulative hook that digs into you. They are excellent talkers, mainly because they talk so much it is impossible for you to even think for a second. The persona they project is tempting. You are drawn to the chaos they create. Their aggressive personalities are off putting but inciting. More often than not the good in us wants to find good in them. The old wolf in sheep’s clothing. How is it possible for us to be so blinded and oblivious to what is happening right in front of us.
I realized that control is a funny thing, everyone wants it to a point and no one wants to be on the other end of it. Compromise is what we should be aiming for yet, to have the upper hand is so important to some people. I have found that until you are comfortable alone and in your own skin and this is of natural habit, it is so easy for you to be sucked in and manipulated. They are constantly changing faces to keep you where they want you.
Some advice for keeping yourself out of a manipulative situation:
- Be aware of who you are dealing with, really dealing with.
- Set boundaries, a person who stomps all over the boundaries you have set is someone you should steer clear of.
- Find strength with in yourself, and know your worth.
- Don’t allow someone else to make your decisions for you
- Do what you think is right
- Even though it may be hard, make the hard choices.
You can tell a lot about a person by the way they treat the people who can do nothing for them. I have found that to be very true. I know that this seems very vague but I needed to express this today..