PSYCHOLOGICAL PROTECTION techniques against manipulation
Psychological protection techniques
Several effective ways to block unwanted or inappropriate attempts at manipulation.
Technique of external consent, or induction of fog.
This technique is especially effective against unfair criticism or outright rudeness. A confident person outwardly agrees, although he may not change his position.
“What an unexpected thought! We will have to think about it ... ";
“I will think about how I can take this into account in my work”;
“I’ll think about whether this concerns me”;
Technique of a damaged record.
In response to the attack, the addressee formulates a capacious phrase containing important information to the attacker. The phrase must be such that it can be repeated several times without disturbing the meaningfulness of the conversation.
The phrase should be pronounced like a broken record, with the same intonation. There should be neither “metal” nor “poison” in tone.
This technique uses the old rule:
First tell them exactly what you are going to tell them. Then tell them what you are going to tell them. Then tell them what you told them.
Thought up - act!
It is not enough to simply understand that manipulation takes place — one must always be ready to openly disobey, defend, challenge, and also undergo the consequences of such behavior.