Top 10 Manipulation with Pity Quotes

The top 10 are still being chosen and will be placed on this page until it contains the top ten. The goal here is not to lose our compassion for true victims, but not to be manipulated with it.


More than admiration-more even than fear-pity for good people is carte blanche. When we pity, we are, at least for the moment, defenseless, and like so many of the essentially positive human characteristics that bind us together in groups - social and professional roles, sexual bonds, regard for the compassionate and the creative, respect for our leaders - our emotional vulnerability when we pity is used against us by those who have no conscience. Most of us would agree that giving special dispensation to someone who is incapable of feeling guilt is a bad idea, but often, when an individual presents himself as pathetic, we do so nonetheless.   Pity and sympathy are forces for good when they are reactions to deserving people who have fallen on misfortune. But when these sentiments are wrested out of us by the undeserserving, by people whose behavior is consistently antisocial, this is a sure sign that something is wrong, a potentially useful danger signal that we often overlook. Martha Stout, PhD, The Sociopath Next Door,
Manipulation with Pity and Sympathy


More than admiration-more even than fear-pity for good people is carte blanche. When we pity, we are, at least for the moment, defenseless, and like so many of the essentially positive human characteristics that bind us together in groups - social and professional roles, sexual bonds, regard for the compassionate and the creative, respect for our leaders - our emotional vulnerabi
lity when we pity is used against us by those who have no conscience. Most of us would agree that giving special dispensation to someone who is incapable of feeling guilt is a bad idea, but often, when an individual presents himself as pathetic, we do so nonetheless. 
Pity and sympathy are forces for good when they are reactions to deserving people who have fallen on misfortune. But when these sentiments are wrested out of us by the undeserving, by people whose behavior is consistently antisocial, this is a sure sign that something is wrong, a potentially useful danger signal that we often overlook. Martha Stout, PhD, The Sociopath Next Door





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