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1.     Manipulation occurs when a person makes someone else feel ______________________, ___________________________, or ______________________________.
     guilty/ foolish/ ignorant
2.     A manipulator wants to control how someone else ___________________________, ________________________, or ___________________________.
     behaves/ feels/ thinks
3.     Manipulation is always aggressive in nature. True or false?
     false/ Manipulation can involve passive behavior.
4.     A person can manipulate others without even being aware that that's what he or she is doing. True or false?
     true
5.     When people are confronted by negative peer pressure, manipulation is a factor. True or false?
     true
6.     Manipulation reduces its target's ability to __________________________.
     think
7.     People who want to control others tend to have [high/ low] self-esteem.
     low
8.     What's a popular term for a manipulator?
     "control freak"
9.     What does exerting control do for the manipulator who feels that his or her own life is out of control?
     It makes him or her feel powerful.
10.     What are the two most powerful tools of the manipulator?
     guilt and fear
11.     Why can defining long-term and short-term goals make it easier for a person to resist a manipulator?
     If keeps a person focused and it makes it easier for them to make decisions.
12.     What are the "rights of assertiveness"?
     You have the power to decide how you will act, think, and feel./ You do not have to make excuses for your decisions./ You do not have to solve other people's problems./ It's okay to make a mistake, admit it, and move on./ It's okay to say, "I don't know."/ You do not have to be friends with everyone./You do not have to prove you are right./ It's okay to say, "I don't understand."/ It's okay to be yourself.
13.     When you are assertive, you should stay focused on your goal, yet not allow what to happen?
     Do not reduce the other person's self-respect.
14.     What assertive strategies can help you stick to your decisions when a manipulator wants to control you?
     stalling/ repeat track/ self-disclosure/ reflectors/ non-committal agreement/asking questions
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