Proceedings of The 4th International Conference on Social Science, Humanities and Education
The Manipulation as A Type of Impact On Interpersonal Relationships in The Origins of Conflicts
Manipulation is a type of psychological influence that is used to subdue, dominate another person, to control their emotions, thoughts, behavior and activities, to gain benefits.In interpersonal relationships people also use psychosomatic problems as a manipulation by gaining the benefits of the somatic illness or pains. Thus, as a result of certain actions a person receives overcare, the pursuit of certain dreams, unfulfilled desires or hidden goals through manipulation which can be conscious and subconscious. There also can be aggression and self-aggression during manipulation. Manipulation affects a person’s adaptability and causes problems for the person with open regulation of relationships, cooperation, assuming responsibility, rational thinking.In March-June of 2019, parents have applied to the Psychological Center “Zhesture” whose child had fears, slept in their room, otherwise they could not sleep all night. He had self-aggression (verbal, physical), thoughts of death, stammering, aggression towards their family members (verbal, physical), did not cooperate with parents, did not express himself, lied, was anxious, did not study.In the present case, the child has learned the forms and behaviors of manipulation from the parents. The solution of the problems for the child is connected with the psychological work with the child and his mother, and the correction of existing problems which was done through the Person-centered Intensive Program Psychotherapy.
Keywords: Manipulation, interpersonal relationships, conflict, psychological impact.