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Feigning Positive Emotions: Kindness

Feigning Positive Emotions: Kindness

Written by on October 9, 2012 in The Healing Journey with 1 Comment

Just as negative emotions can be used to influence or manipulate people so too can positive emotions. Kindness is more a state of being than an emotion per se, but it fits into the category of something that can be feigned. An act, in itself, can be kind, but the motivation behind it is what […]

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Feigning Negative Emotions: Sorrow

Feigning Negative Emotions: Sorrow

Written by on June 30, 2012 in The Healing Journey with 2 Comments

I like this photo, because when I first saw it I saw a broken flower, but when I looked closer I realized it was plastic. The title of this photo is “Fake Sorrow”. How appropriate is that? Sorrow and the various forms it can take — depression, melancholy, grief, distress — speaks to vulnerability. This […]

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Feigning Negative Emotions: Anger

Feigning Negative Emotions: Anger

Written by on June 21, 2012 in The Healing Journey with 3 Comments

Fear is just one negative emotion that can be feigned. There are others like righteous anger and indignation. Instead of coming from a place of weakness like fear, indignation and righteous anger appears to come from strength. But in truth all manipulation comes from weakness. Feigned indignation and righteous anger is a multipurpose weapon used […]

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Feigning Negative Emotions: Fear

Feigning Negative Emotions: Fear

Written by on June 16, 2012 in The Healing Journey with 8 Comments

Feigning means to fake, to act “as if”, to pretend. You can fake anything, including emotions. Any perceived emotion or state of being can be used to hide, mislead, seduce or distract. In themselves, all emotional states of being just are. They can have negative impact if we deny their existence, thereby denying healing for […]

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Smokescreens

Smokescreens

Written by on June 14, 2012 in The Healing Journey with 10 Comments

The aim of covert abuse is to manipulate, to control or harm another without getting caught. Manipulation is, by definition, difficult to spot. Some ways are easier to see than others, but it does require vigilance to be aware, and a challenge to maintain balance within ourselves. The greatest danger of being a target of […]

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