Emotional Blackmail is one of the lowest traits that any human being can delve to, to inflict pain by almost blackmail based upon emotional divisive thoughts of the self, seeking gain at all costs, seeking to overlook the humanitarian aspects of others just to quench the inner selfishness of the self. Unfortunately once one embarks upon emotional blackmail and has a degree of success it never quite stops there, it just gets more daring and more deceitful and even moves over into telling lies and fabricated stories such is the hold it gets on people.
Women are more adept unfortunately in this area where they can cry more readily than a man and at times feign tears and upset to turn the attitudes of those around them just to get what they want, sad and untrustworthy aspects of such a person, and instability too. Although by no means is it an exclusive area for women alone.
There are areas in our society and cultures where emotional blackmail is not uncommon, such as in Asian communities where some parents will go to any lengths to get what they want from their children and go into it with the full drama of shouting, tears, wailing the real Bollywood Blockbuster stuff, and much of what they seek and do is verging on gross deceit. It not only is disingenuous but cause real upset and distress and it's not a 'love based' emotion whatsoever.
Of course emotional blackmail is not confined to families, even though it's prevalent in such areas, it can be inflicted by work managers, friends, those seeking to gain from extortion, it can be anyone anywhere. But where it lies shows the people or person you are dealing with. It's not that difficult to hit back with massive force and take control, but you have to want to do it and stop it not only for yourself but for others too.
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