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  1. Myers Briggs Forum
    Generally speaking, which type/function is the most likely to deliberately annoy others, manipulate them, and/or get a reaction out of them?
  2. Sex and Relationships
    14M and live in some random shitty group home. 6 year prison sentence, have 4 years left. Many staff I have a healthy relationship with but a few are horrendous. One, in particular, [let’s call her “Karen” for anonymity] I’ll discuss now. According to my insights, she’s an ESTJ 1w2. Karen gives...
  3. Myers Briggs Forum
    Hi! New here, but love this site and it's insight :) I am writing a book and working on a character that has been heavily manipulated and abused since childhood. Coming out of that abuse, I'm trying to figure out what a very broken person (ptsd, fear, nervous) would look like as they begin to...
  4. Sex and Relationships
    This is a more complex question: Are any ENTJ man - INTJ woman happy couples out there? Are ENTJ men always confident when it comes about relationships, can they be shy or simply afraid of commitment? And if so, why? When do ENTJ men manipulate people, do they manipulate even the people they love?
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    There is so much going on, and so much I'm headed toward, now. This time last year--on the 26th coming up, to be precise, I made a serious, focused attempt to kill myself. I had no conscious knowledge that some part of me was planning it, and I went about it methodically, thinking the...
  7. INFJ Forum - The Protectors
    Hello my fellow INFJ's, I have a really big manipulation problem... Every time when I'm in a relationship I just start manipulating my girlfriend and I've come to realize it just now, when I'm in a fresh relationship and it's because she pointed it out for me. I really want this relationship to...
  8. INTP Forum - The Thinkers
    I have an INTP friend and she is great at manipulating others. In elementary school, she fooled five different teachers into thinking she had five different learning disabilities just to get them to fight for her own amusement. She has done it elsewhere, but this is the only specific example. Is...
  9. INFJ Forum - The Protectors
    I was just wondering what other INFJ's were like as teenagers. I read a lot about others being very quiet and bookish. I was like this until my teenage years. I grew up in a pretty emotionally unstable environment and from 12-16 I was pretty darn manipulative - albeit in a quiet sort of way -...
  10. INTP Forum - The Thinkers
    This comes from the thread about motivation, where when I thought about it, I realized my motivation comes from answering my own questions. What makes this a problem (as well as an asset) is that there hardly ever needs to be any actionable evidence of this; Ti with some Si takes care of this...
  11. ENFJ Forum - The Givers
    I'm a bit new to MBTI, so maybe this is a really silly question, but I wonder: Since ENFJs are really altruistic and seek harmony above all, why are we so manipulative? Shouldn't this collide with our compassion for other human beings?
  12. Advice Center
    Hello to everyone. I have two problems: First Problem: I'm pushy, give my advice even when nobody asked for it, and try to convince people of doing things on the right way: I'm 1w2 (INTJ with a very weak "I") and I fully find myself as a E1, with a lot of problems of critizism (towards myself...
  13. Sex and Relationships
    First of all let me apologize if I'm not writing this post on the right forum, since manipulation can be a general thing, at least where it was really hurtfull for me was in a relationship. Relationship context: My ex [INFP, E9w1] and me [INTJ, E1w2] had a great relationship, plenty of love...
  14. Type 4 Forum - The Individualist
    I just realized something odd. Fours are characterized as manipulating others to pity them when they're under stress. But what I realized is that I absolutely hate it when people pity me. I hate it that they see me as vulnerable or weak or unlucky. But I've often found myself aiming to look...
  15. INFJ Forum - The Protectors
    Whenever I express emotions (particularly sad ones), people tend to end up agreeing with me and/or thinking in my favor. It feels good to get the feelings out, but afterwards I just feel like I manipulated them subconsciously and beat myself up over it for the next few days/weeks/months. It...
  16. NT's Temperament Forum- The Intellects
    I know this thread exists, but I want help on this particular case: GOD HELP ME (ups, dont belive in god anyway:laughing:), I met this ENFP girl, which makes me nearly crazy. But... :rolleyes: She is falling for my best friend, who doesn't even like her!!!:angry: She is interested in...
  17. INTP Forum - The Thinkers
    I know that all people sub-consciously manipulate others, regardless of the means of communication, all the time. That's not what I have a problem with. I have an aversion to the intentional and implicit manipulation others as well as an aversion to learning ways in which other's can be...
  18. ENTP Forum- The Visionaries
    Hi all, first real post besides introduction here. Anyway, as you can see, I am an ENTP. I had a question, though. I am really wondering about ENTPs and manipulation. I find myself, not with everyone, but with specific types of people, manipulating them without even trying. If I figure out that...
  19. Advice Center
    Hi all, So this is my first post, though I have been reading these forums for years. I have found the information on here to be very helpful to me in regards to communicating with, and truly understanding different personality types. I have always had a rocky relationship with my dad (He is an...
  20. ESFP Forum - The Performers
    HELP HELP HELP! I desperately need help dealing with a manipulative ESFP in my life. To start off: I am an ENTJ and he is an ESFP. I'm not sure how to handle the situation because I haven't figured out ESFP's yet :( I'd love the point of view of an ESFP! His motto seems to be, "I don't trust I...
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