That we are surrounded by manipulation is a given fact (and you even might be one of them:). The work week is ahead of us so in case you are that lucky having a manipulating boss or colleague, here are 3 TIPS how to handle unpleseant communication with them:
1. Stop to defend yourself – tell them that you are sorry about their feelings (or that a manipulant sees the situation this way)and do not add anything else.
2. Do they blame you for something not convenient? Ask them for facts and data.
3. If you are asked to do something unpleseant use a technique of a broken record (repeat your statement over and over again and do not add anything else). .
Good luck with these ones and have a nice Sunday!