I’ve written a few articles (see linked below) on Emotional Intelligence, based on my studies of the works of pioneering experts like Daniel Goleman, as well as my experiences making conscious use of what I learned in the real world.
This article (published on LinkedIn Pulse) offers VERY useful insights into the dangers you may expose yourself to, IF you fail to develop the needed social intelligence to identify, and effectively MANAGE emotionally manipulative people in your life. The ability to assert one’s self is key dimension of being Emotionally Intelligent, Quite often, it can determine how well you can go on to achieve long term, sustainable success.
The article linked below offers potentially useful insights you can explore.
Telltale Signs You’re Dealing With an Emotional Manipulator
We all know what it feels like to be emotionally manipulated. It can be extremely effective, which is why some unscrupulous individuals do it so much.
A few years ago, Facebook, in conjunction with researchers from Cornell and the University of California, conducted an experiment in which they intentionally played with the emotions of 689,000 users by manipulating their feeds so that some users only saw negative stories while others only saw positive stories. Sure enough, when these people posted their own updates, they were greatly influenced by the mood of the posts they’d been shown.