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Top 10 manipulative behaviors

Leyna Chan
How to gaslight.

10. Lying 

Liar liar pants on fire. If you’re still lying about not taking the last piece of pizza, too late because I already saw you take it.

9. Gatekeeping 

Oh, so you don’t want me to find this really underground artist with only 1,237 streams on Spotify? Oh, her name’s Olivia Rodrigo? How basic.

8. Passive Aggression

Aww sweetie, do you need a time out to process your emotions? Use your big-boy words! If you can’t tell me what you’re mad about, then I think you need to attend preschool again. 

7. Fake tears

No one’s cutting any onions, save your tears for another day.

6. Blackmail

I know what you did last summer. Now hand over the candy or I’m going to tattle tale.

5. Yelling 

“Don’t make me use my teacher voice,” Dumbledore said calmly. 

4. Hypocritical behavior

Stop projecting your insecurities — you’re not a movie theater. 

3. Guilt trip

I want to go on vacation, not a free guilt trip. Save it for the next person.

2. Gaslight

It’s not real. A solid conspiracy made up by the ↕⇑ȗɱɨȵɐŧᐃ (Illuminati).

1. Silent Treatment

I’m sorry, I can’t deal with mediocrity right now. Bye.

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