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Psychiatry
adjective Referring to the unscrupulous control or exploitation of person or situation.
 
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From sleek faygeleh Halston to an intime summit between rouged dragon ladies Diana Vreeland and Martha Graham, it's hard not to see the plentiful insider-paparazzo shots through the lens of the Diaries, where Warhol comes off as a cold but nervous boldface-name addict, a portrait Colacello completes with nods to his manipulativeness.
Indeed, a nice example of Iago's manipulativeness occurs at this very moment, when he apparently "beckons" Othello to move nearer and hear Cassio's speech (4.
For example, manipulativeness and an incapacity for empathy are personality traits that may hamper victim healing.
Oakes starts by providing a description of the main personality traits of these prophets, who are characterized, among other things, by grandiose self-confidence, extreme manipulativeness, and a need to control others.
The list included an inclination to lie, lack of remorse, callousness, manipulativeness, impulsivity, impatience and a lack of long-term goals.
Gone were the snipes about her anxiety, her manipulativeness, her I-gotta-be-me charity work.
Clinicians often diagnose this condition as borderline personality disorder, which is marked by unstable romantic relationships, manipulativeness, and impulsive acts, but not depression (SN: 3/5/94, p.
Wife-beating sends 'messages' to all who know about it or suspect it: it encourages timidity, fatalism, manipulativeness in women.
Christensen deceptively subtle in his manipulativeness with Sarsgaard's quietly understated performance pinning the slowly unfolding drama.
But what then does one do with the claim (made most forcefully in advice literature such as Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider's The Rules, but implicit in Bridget Jones and other ChickLit) that feminine manipulativeness is, and should be, a conscious feminist act, because feminism is about Women Getting What We Want, and what we want is .
The apparent manipulativeness of a borderline individual, for example, may represent a desperate attempt to maintain self-esteem, which requires other people to behave in a certain way, Dr.