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Psychiatry
adjective Referring to the unscrupulous control or exploitation of person or situation.
 
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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.
Joint symptoms include affective poverty, lack of remorse/guilt, and manipulativeness.
1977), Manipulativeness among drug abusers: reliability and validity of the Mach IV scale, British Journal of Addiction, 72, 245-249.
21) Specifically, the test is comprised of two factors: "Factor 1 captures the affective/interpersonal dimension of psychopathy, measuring things like 'egocentricity, manipulativeness, callousness, and a lack of remorse,' while Factor 2 captures an unstable or antisocial lifestyle component typified by behavior like juvenile delinquency, a parasitic lifestyle, proneness to boredom, impulsivity, and irresponsibility.
The vices opposed to this virtue would be fatalistic docility on the one hand, and controlling, contumacious, sometimes even Machiavellian manipulativeness on the other.
Rocque and Castigliane Brothers represent Camilla's seeming cruelty and manipulativeness, the Cowboy perhaps stands for the kind of cool inscrutable control that seems to lie behind Camilla's callousness.
The subset of antisocial patients with psychopathy have characteristics that may include highly narcissistic qualities, glib speech, grandiosity, lack of remorse and empathy, manipulativeness, deceitfulness, ruthless behavior, and refusal to accept responsibility when confronted with what they did.
The typical characteristics of abusers include self-hatred, depression, insecurity, poor communication skills, low self-control, jealousy, and manipulativeness.
On the one hand Shakespeare offers us a theory of character that we might apply to others for purposes that range from understanding someone whom one loves to manipulativeness such as that of Iago.
The widespread arrogance and manipulativeness of the colonizing Germans, and their propensity to infantilize ethnic Germans, caused for tensions between different groups of settlers (Baltic Germans, for example, were considered more Germanized than those from other areas) and between settlers and settlement advisers.
There is a long list of other significant critical issues: uneasiness over a folk tale quest and achievement of impossible tasks as a pattern for a woman rather than a man, queasiness over the bed trick she plays on her husband and her manipulativeness, antipathy towards her objective as unworthy of her desire, dissatisfaction with his inadequately motivated concluding conversion, difficulties with the widespread aggressive sexual tone, preoccupations with contests between experienced counsel and rash youth, communal versus personal choices in life, public needs versus private feelings in sexual mores, and more.
They too will fail utterly in their aims because of their vices: manipulativeness, arrogance, and inattentiveness.