The stars know how manipulative you can be.
We’re manipulated all the time — it can be by the things we see, such as advertising, or it can be by people working us to get something they want. Anytime someone or something is skillfully handled, controlled, or used, that’s manipulation.
Manipulation can be done so subtly that you don’t even know it’s happening to you. I have a friend that is so good at getting people to do things for him that they normally wouldn’t want to do — like driving him to the airport at 5 AM or picking up theater tickets for him — that he has the nickname of "The Hidden Whisperer."
Some people seem to be born with a talent of manipulation while others seem to study it in order to become master manipulators.
It would be nice if all of us felt that being open and honest was the best way to get what we wanted, but that’s certainly not always the case. Many times, people depend on their manipulative ways without even thinking twice about it; being manipulative is their go-to course of action.
Narcissists, sociopaths, and psychopaths are all excellent manipulators; in fact, they depend on their powers of manipulation to control people. They manipulate people so much that it becomes the primary way that they deal with people.
It’s helpful to be able to know manipulation when you see it and catch it when you’re doing it to other people. Astrology can help illuminate characteristics and behaviors that we have and that we might not be aware of having.
Since each individual zodiac sign has its own set of traits, behaviors, and qualities, it can be a good way of learning about ourselves and can be helpful to us so that we can identify when we're being manipulated and stop it from continuing.
No one enjoys feeling as if they're somebody else's puppet. Here are the manipulative things he does according to his zodiac sign.
Since the Aries man thinks of everything as a competition, he doesn't think that he manipulates anything — he's just using any strategy he can to win. You're not just a girlfriend/significant other, you're an opponent and he's OK with doing whatever he can to make you do what he wants so that he's the winner.
Taurus uses guilt as a way to manipulate others. Finish your dinner, there are people starving. You don't like the present I bought you but I went to three stores to find? No one likes to feel as if they're failing someone, and he seems so sure of what he's saying is correct that you go along with what he wants.
The Gemini guy is incredibly charming and you probably won't even know he's playing you. He acts as if he's the boyfriend of the year, and when he does something not cool like borrowing your car without permission and getting into a wreck, he'll be absolutely shocked when you call him on it. Say what?
He'll wonder how you can be mad at him when he literally does everything for you. You'll start to doubt your doubts about him. He wasn't going out in your car for a joy ride, he was probably going to surprise you by getting your smog checked... at midnight... on a Saturday.
The Cancer man is so good at manipulating people by his emotions, you'll be so concerned when he starts crying that you'll completely forget that he's upset because you confronted him on him being shady. You're the one who has earned the right for a big emotional outburst, not him.
Leos are great at all kinds of manipulation, but the one they're the best at is the backhanded compliment. "Oh, you're wearing that?" they might ask, or, "Most people couldn't pull off that look, but you look amazing." Don't fall for their manipulations — the only opinion you need to trust is your own. When you get upset he'll claim that he was only joking.
The Virgo guy's way of manipulating is to purposely push your buttons. If you confront him on something that he's been doing that's not cool, he'll bring up some of the things that have hurt you throughout your life, such as your parent's divorce or the way that your ex cheated on you with his local Barista. It's a great way to get you thinking about something other than how he was a dick.
The Libra man's primary way of being manipulative is also extremely disloyal, as he'll make fun of you in front of friends. You'll be at a party or some kind of gathering and he'll tell a hilarious (not really) story about how insane you went when he refused to go shopping with you. When everybody laughs, you'll feel mortified and will start to question your own behavior.
Scorpios are known to be master manipulators, so it's not surprising that they'll do an assortment of manipulations such as flirting, planning, guilt, and bribery to name a few. One of their primary ways to manipulate is to inspire fear and then to offer a way to relieve that fear.
The Sagittarius man will look to others for advice, and then they'll just go ahead and do whatever they were going to do anyway. When you call them on it, they can give you a hundred reasons why your suggestion was bad and why it wouldn't work for them. You'd rather they just not ask in the first place.
Since Capricorns are all about work and success, they've been known to manipulate their employees to get a result that they want. One of their techniques is to make an unreasonable request and then follow it up by making a reasonable one so the second seems so doable that it's not possible for someone to refuse to do it.
Aquarians are great at being emotionally detached from others, and it can serve them well. If you're upset because he did something hurtful or wrong, he'll just refuse to apologize, even if he was the one who started the fight and you were the one you did nothing wrong. Obviously, since he's so calm, you must be the one at fault and so you'll apologize.
The Pisces man definitely has some manipulating skills. He can say one thing and then do the complete opposite. He's the modern Tom Sawyer as he'll get you to do something he doesn't want to do because you're soooo much better at it than he is.