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Am I Being Manipulated Quiz

Sometimes we can't tell if we're being manipulated.

You may be feeling like you're not in control of your life, or that someone else is making decisions for you. If this is how you feel, then it's possible you are being manipulated. Take this quiz to find out for sure. Remember, only YOU can know the truth about your situation. Good luck!

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1How well do you handle criticism?

Choose an answer
I can take it or leave it
I usually brush it off
It really gets to me
I never really pay attention

2Do you have trouble saying "no" to people?

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No, I'm pretty good at setting boundaries
Sometimes, if I don't want to hurt their feelings
All the time, even if it's something I really don't want to do
Often, I don't even know how to do it right

3Do you find yourself getting taken advantage of often?

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No, not at all
Occasionally, but I try to stand up for myself as best as I can
Yes, all the time. It seems like everyone is always asking for favors

4Do people often tell you that you're too nice?

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No, I'm just assertive enough
Sometimes, but I don't mind being called "nice"
Yes, all the time. I can never say no to anyone

5How do you react under pressure?

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I don't usually feel pressure, I'm pretty laid back
I can handle it okay, but it does tend to get to me after a while
I crumble pretty easily, I don't do well under stress

6When someone asks you to do something you don't want to do, how do you react?

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I try to explain why I can't or don't want to do it
I flat out say no and risk upsetting the other person
I go along with it even though I'm not happy about it

7How do you react when someone disagrees with you?

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I can take it or leave it
I usually brush it off
It really gets to me

8Do you have a hard time being assertive?

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No, I'm pretty good at speaking up for myself
Sometimes, if I don't want to upset the other person
Yes, I often find myself going along with things even if I don't agree

9Do you avoid conflict at all costs?

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No, I'm pretty good at handling confrontations
Sometimes, if I know it's not worth arguing about
Yes, I hate conflict and will do anything to avoid it

10Do you find yourself apologizing often, even when you've done nothing wrong?

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No, I'm confident in myself and my actions
Sometimes, if I think it will diffuse the situation
Yes, I'm always saying sorry even when there's nothing to be sorry for

11Do people take advantage of your good nature?

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No, not at all
Occasionally, but I try to stand up for myself as best as I can
Yes, all the time. It seems like everyone is always asking for favors

12Do you often find yourself in situations you don't want to be in?

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No, I'm pretty good at saying no when necessary
Sometimes, if I don't want to hurt the other person's feelings
Yes, it's easy for me to get talked into things I don't really want to do

13Do you have a hard time speaking up for yourself?

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No, I'm confident in myself and my actions
Sometimes
Yes, I often find myself going along with things even if I don't agree

14When there's a problem, do you take the easy way out?

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No, I'm willing to face challenges head on
Sometimes, if I think it will be too difficult or upsetting
Yes, I hate conflict and will do anything to avoid it

15Do you always put others before yourself?

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No, I'm pretty good at setting boundaries
Sometimes, if I don't want to hurt the other person's feelings
Yes, I always try to make everyone happy even if it means sacrificing my own happiness

16If you had to say "no" to someone, do you feel guilty?

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Yes
No

17Do you feel like you have to justify your actions to others?

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Yes, I always have to explain myself
No, I don't need to explain myself to anyone
Only sometimes, if it's a sensitive issue