How To Manipulate The World

Written by Jenn Sadai

 

 

 

 

 

I’m a survivor of domestic violence and an active advocate for victims of abuse. I’ve researched narcissists thoroughly and understand the games they play. I think that’s why I’m so passionate about exposing the manipulative games being played by one of the most influential leaders in the world. For those who don’t already realize it, Donald Trump is a narcissist.

Gaslighting is the most common and damaging trait of a narcissist. My ex convinced me that what I perceived with my only eyes to be reality was only my imagination. I would see him do something and then he would spin it around until I doubted my own judgment. If you want to manipulate the world, convince them that the news is fake. Bombard them with tweet after tweet, claiming that you are the only one who speaks the truth.

Projection is another narcissistic characteristic, that’s where everything is everyone else’s fault. My ex turned everything around on me, until I believed that I was to blame for his bad behavior. If you want to manipulate the world, blame your predecessor or the media for your shortcomings. If you can’t get a bill passed or build a wall, it’s obviously the fault of the opposing party. Please forgive my sarcasm, but I’m getting annoyed with Americans not cluing into his obvious abuse.

Destructive criticism is when someone nitpicks at insignificant problems without viable suggestions for improvement. My ex was constantly putting me down for the weight I gained during our relationship. I suggested we workout together and eat healthier, but he didn’t actually want me to be healthy. He wanted to make me feel like I wasn’t worthy of being with him. Here’s a great example… how does it benefit the NFL or any American if a President criticizes someone for a peaceful protest?

Triangulation is pointing out others who agree and is used to support a narcissist’s gaslighting and projection. My ex told me his friends also thought I was fat. The President keeps tweeting that people booed the NFL players who kneeled and that NASCAR supports his fight against kneeling for the National Anthem. He’s desperately trying to prove that his original opinion reflects the majority. It doesn’t.

Name calling is another tactic used by narcissists to destroy their victim’s self-esteem. My ex used to call me cottage cheese thighs, and I went years without wearing shorts in public because of that nickname. Making fun of people is something you would expect from young kids, not grown adults, especially world leaders. How many times has Donald Trump resorted to childish insults?

Other narcissistic traits include entitlement, a grandiose sense of importance, and a desire for ultimate power. If you don’t think those qualities describe the 45th President of the United States, you’re either already under his spell or you haven’t been paying attention. Either way, a very powerful country is being manipulated by a skilled narcissist. God help us all.

 

 

Jenn Sadai is a Canadian author and advocate who’s just crazy enough to think she can change the world. Jenn shares her stories of surviving domestic violence, depression, and workplace bullying in hopes that it will help others cope and heal. She is the author of Dark Confession of an Extraordinary, Ordinary Woman, Dirty Secrets of the World’s Worst Employee, and Cottage Cheese Thighs. Website

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