Difference between an Empath and a Manipualtor

Quote from an article which makes lot of sense. `Empaths have the ability to control and manipulate other people’s emotions and responses?. The answer is yes. But there is a name for this kind of thing. It is called Empathic Manipulation and it lays in the realm of Emotional Manipulation. 8 ways to spot Emotional Manipulation 1. There is no use in trying to be honest with an emotional manipulator. 2. An emotional manipulator is the picture of a willing helper. 3. Crazy making – saying one thing and later assuring you they did not say it. 4. Guilt. Emotional manipulators are excellent guilt mongers. They can make you feel guilty for speaking up or not speaking up, for being emotional or not being emotional enough, for giving and caring, or for not giving and caring enough. Any thing is fair game and open to guilt with an emotional manipulator. 5. Emotional manipulators fight dirty. They will talk around behind your back and eventually put others in the position of telling you what they would not say themselves. 6. If you have a headache an emotional manipulator will have a brain tumor! No matter what your situation is the emotional manipulator has probably been there or is there now – but only ten times worse 7. Emotional manipulators somehow have the ability to impact the emotional climate of those around them. 8. Emotional manipulators have no sense of accountability. They take no responsibility for themselves or their behavior – it is always about what everyone else has “done to them”. One of the easiest ways to spot an emotional manipulator is that they often attempt to establish intimacy through the early sharing of deeply personal information that is generally of the “hook-you-in-and-make-you-sorry-for-me” variety. Courtsey – http://empathicperspectives.blogspot.co.uk/2009/03/big-no-no-empathic-manipulation.html

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