? asked in Social ScienceSociology · 1 month ago

Do you think someone is mad if you suddenly think they are just trying to learn from you?

5 Answers

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

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  • 1 month ago

    I wouldn't think they were 'mad', but smart. That how ALL of us learn how to improve ourselves - and how could you mock someone who thinks you're smart enough to emulate? One thing I do hate, is when the 'copier' makes out it is you who is copying from them!!

  • rick
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Not at all. I've had students, disciples, and have mentored a lot of people. Some turned out pretty good. I have a lot of knowledge and real world experience. I've been quite successful in my life. My kids paid a lot of attention to me and say that I taught them how to live a satisfying life. Parents point to me as a role model.

  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    i would hope not

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Emotional manipulators or Machiavellians usually have high emotional intelligence and can bend and shape any social interaction to their advantage. They are shrewd observers, taking in the communication around them and easily establishing a baseline on individuals which they will use to analyze that person’s strengths and weaknesses. They may even ask probing questions in conversational tones in order to get a better fix on you. Once they have you down, they’ll use their knowledge to exert dominance over you.

    Do you have a genuine and compassionate soul? In other words, Empathy. 

    Does it often get extremely hard for you to say ‘No?’ Maybe you're afraid to say no because when you say no, you know how terrible the consequences are, or maybe it doesn't scare you, it stresses you because if you say no, you just don't want to deal with their intense emotional or stressful reaction.

    If the answer is (YES) to both of these questions, then there is a high chance someone might be taking advantage of your kindness. These types of exploiting behaviors could come from people both in your personal life and at your workplace. In case you have doubts you are a victim of emotional exploitation, pay close attention to the the people who might be manipulating you. If you notice some of these warning signs, talk to someone close to you about this. Be careful not to fall into some deceitful manipulator’s trap. Be kind, but never be gullible.


    1) They are only interested in specific things. When someone is trying to get something out of you, they often spend time with you for selfish reasons. In case someone is interested only in certain things about you, they probably don’t have good intentions towards you. It clearly shows when they ask you if you’re okay, only when they need something from you. Whether it’s a financial, emotional, or other type of interest, they never truly care about anything else.

    2) They drastically lower your self-esteem. Toxic people often work in ways that undermine their victims and ruin their confidence. They do this to establish e certain level of co-dependency so that their new toy wouldn’t dare to stand up for themselves. Unfortunately, most of the times, this strategy ends up being successful. That’s why you need to keep in mind that no one else has the right to define your self-worth. It’s all up to YOU!

    3) They try to control you. If someone is exploiting you, one of the most obvious signs will be their need to control your actions. They might be preventing you from doing particular things, isolating you from certain people, or trying to influence your decisions. You should be extremely careful because it’s not always that easy to tell if someone is manipulating you.

    4) They point out your weaknesses. Exploiters highlight their victims’ weaknesses and push their buttons with the sole reason to manipulate them. When your insecurities are exposed, you feel vulnerable and defenseless. This makes you an easy target for any toxic person. They use your flaws against you and ruin the inner balance in your mind. Manipulators do all of this so that they could get in your head and make you do whatever they want you to.

    5) They make you doubt yourself. Manipulators often use gaslighting to weaken their victims and make them easier to exploit. They have the evil power to twist every situation in their favor and make you doubt your own self. This is undoubtedly an emotionally abusive behavior. If you feel like someone is making you question your reality, they might be intentionally taking advantage of you.

    6) They often make you feel guilty. Do you feel like you’re never enough for someone? Anyone who tries to exploit you will make you feel guilty at some point for things beyond your control. This way exploiters make sure your mind has been weakened enough, so they can continue using you in their favor. You need to understand that you shouldn’t feel ashamed and guilty all the time, even if you’ve made a mistake.

    7) They are passive-aggressive. Manipulators get too involved in their mind-games and start punishing their victims indirectly. They might give you the silent treatment, laugh at your insecurities, or just make things more difficult for you in general. Exploiters use this passive-aggressive attitude to make you feel bad about yourself while maintaining an innocent and understanding facade.

    8) They expect you to sacrifice. Making sacrifices for a loved one is the most admirable selfless act you could do. But when someone demands you to give up on something just to prove your loyalty to them, it means they are only using you. No one who genuinely loves you would make you do something against your will, only to prove them you are truly devoted to them.

    9) They are always hiding something. Anyone who tries to take advantage of others is being awfully dishonest. There is no such thing as authenticity and integrity in an exploiter’s mindset. They intentionally deceive their victims into doing whatever they please. Sometimes they even fabricate a whole fake persona for themselves to fool others. If you believe someone might be exploiting you, pay attention to what they are telling you and if it all lines up.

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