10 ways to handle manipulators

03/10/2013 | Washington Post, The

Some co-workers will try to use fake sympathy or intimidation to manipulate you, executive coach Joyce Russell writes. Limit your interaction with these people, and find a confidante with whom to share your misgivings. "When you first start defending yourself against a manipulator, they'll try harder to control you," Russell writes. "Remember this and stay firm, don't get defensive and don't take the bait if they push you."

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