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Psychiatry
adjective Referring to the unscrupulous control or exploitation of person or situation.
 
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Development and validation of the Manipulativeness Scale [In Korean].
Related to PID-5, Callousness was similarly related to Inconsequence factors; Deceitfulness with the IDCP factor with equal name; Hostility, Impulsivity, and Irresponsibility more related to Impulsiveness; and Manipulativeness more related to Deceitfulness.
237) Because the impact of guanxi on crucial events is not perceived as heavy in many other cultures as in Chinese culture, the degree of manipulativeness in those cultures is not as heavy either.
College students who admitted to cheating in high school or turned in plagiarized papers ranked high on personality tests of the so-called Dark Triad: psychopathy, Machiavellianism (cynicism amorality, manipulativeness), and narcissism (arrogance and self-centeredness, with a strong sense of entitlement).
What distinguishes one biography from another is the number of "warts" that biographers want us to see on Akhmatova's canonical face (such as her manipulativeness, her anxiety about her international reputation, her allegedly doomed lesbian relationships, her "heavy" drinking in Tashkent during the war, etc., etc.).
In this view, women 'oppose male strength through manipulativeness and beauty', and so a drag persona combines glamour with manipulation 'that has a hostile and distinctly nasty manifestation: bitchiness' (Newton, 127).
"emotional manipulativeness" and its association with a mass
Yet none of the American stars had Leigh's cool beauty and intensity which, combined with a childlike vulnerability, a sense of deep rage when crossed and the prettiest mouth in the world, would make her performance unique - that, and a frighteningly eerie manipulativeness, things which finally got her the role.
This portrayal, bolstered by sloppy social science, soon skewed dramatically to the negative, with selflessness and toughness morphing into infantilization (usually emasculation) and manipulativeness. The apogee was the 1950s and 1960s, when the Jewish mother became the stand-in for all that was wrong with shallow, materialistic, suburban, bourgeois American culture--despite, Antler demonstrates, the very real personal and communal achievements of Jewish women of the time.
Characteristics such as impulsivity, indifference about the feelings of others, dishonesty, manipulativeness, suspicion, feelings of aggression and a desire to harm others were included here.
Co-occurrence of depressive moods and delinquency in early adolescence: The role of failure expectations, manipulativeness, and social contexts.
Without it, Right could be harsh and antiseptic and perhaps even selfish; it could shade quite easily into manipulativeness, a crime against valuing individual choice.