Taking Advantage Quotes | Never Feel Used Again

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Using Charm, Denial and lies (excuses), people take advantage of you. Some people call it as "passive aggressive" behavior. These Quotes are about people who take advantage of the kindness of others and using them for their own advantage. These Quotes will teach you how people take advantage of you, how you can know when people want to take advantage of you and how to deal with such people who are only around you because they want you to run for them and work on their behalf.

Taking Advantage Quotes

1. That's the problem with being a boss is that when you are tough, they resent you, and when you are cool, they walk all over you.

- Michael Scott


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Tags: Cool   |    Catch 22   |    Paradox   |    Boss   |    Tough   |    Resentment   |    Taking Advantage   |   



2. I hate liars, hypocrites, and people who take advantage of people who care about them


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Tags: Caring   |    Selfishness   |    Hypocrisy   |    Taking Advantage   |    Selfish Friends   |    Liar   |   

3. Bullies are predators. They will go after the weakest prey. Trying to stop a bully by teaching a child to stand up to him is like teaching the weakest gazelle to be stronger. The predator will not stop going after the weakest prey, he will ONLY stop going after THAT target.


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Tags: Bully   |    Adult Bully   |    Weakness   |    Stop   |    Teacher   |    Standing Up   |    Taking Advantage   |    Children   |    Raising Children   |    Targeting   |   

4. Tangible or material bullying: Using one’s formal power (i.e. title or position) or material leverage (i.e. financial, informational, or legal) as forms of intimidation, threat, harassment, and/or harm. In these scenarios, the bully uses his or her advantage in stature and/or resources to dominate and control the victim.

- Preston Ni


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Tags: Controlling   |    Power   |    Bully   |    Mind Games   |    Ego   |    Threatening   |    Powerful   |    Harmful   |    Taking Advantage   |    Attack   |    Victim   |    Intimidating   |    Dominance   |    Adult Bully   |   



5. The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.

- Edmund Burke


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Tags: Abuse   |    Emotional Abuse   |    Power   |    Danger   |    Taking Advantage   |   

6. People who take advantage of others are always the ones that play victim, are unaware or claim to forget, and have excuses for everything. They put you in a situation that you have to work on their behalf.


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7. Although taking advantage is considered "passive aggressive", some consider it to be "covert aggressive".

Deceiving and manipulating us to get what they want, covert aggressors very actively try to control other people.


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Tags: Taking Advantage   |    Passive Aggressive   |    Deception   |    Manipulation   |    Controlling   |    Mind Games   |    Psychology   |   



8. Taking Advantage Tactic #1

Seduction. Manipulating you with charm and flattery, and playing on your need for approval.


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Tags: Taking Advantage   |    Seductive   |    Manipulation   |    Charming   |    Flattery   |    Approval   |    Validation   |    Insecurities   |    Self Esteem   |   

9. Taking Advantage Tactic #2

Lying. Telling blatant lies, misrepresenting the truth, or being deliberately vague.


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Tags: Taking Advantage   |    Liar   |    Bullshit   |    Vague   |    Truth   |    Mind Games   |   

10. Taking Advantage Tactic #3

Denial. Refusing to admit they’ve said or done something, which can make you begin doubting yourself.


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Tags: Taking Advantage   |    Denial   |    Refusal   |    Admitting   |    Blame   |    Mind Games   |    Victim   |    Doubtful   |    Self Doubt   |    Psychology   |   



11. Taking Advantage Tactic #4

Selective Inattention. Deliberately brushing you off by actively ignoring your requests or e-mails.


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Tags: Taking Advantage   |    Selective   |    Attention   |    Intentional   |    Ignoring   |    I Dont Care   |   

12. Taking Advantage Tactic #5

Diversion. When asked a question, changing the subject to throw you off course.


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Tags: Taking Advantage   |    Changing the Topic   |    Surprise   |    Shocked   |    Unexpected   |   

13. Taking Advantage Tactic #6

Guilt. Using your conscience and desire to be a good person to control and manipulate you.


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Tags: Taking Advantage   |    Guilt   |    Conscience   |    Desires   |    Controlling   |    Manipulation   |    Mind Games   |    Psychology   |    Help   |   



14. Taking Advantage Tactic #7

Shaming. Putting you down and using sarcasm and critical comments to make you feel so inadequate that you give in to them.


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Tags: Taking Advantage   |    Shame   |    When Someone Puts You Down   |    Sarcasm   |    Criticism   |    Passing Comments   |    Not Enough   |    Mind Control   |    Mind Games   |    Manipulation   |   

15. Taking Advantage Tactic #8

Playing the Victim. Using exaggerated complaints about their hardships to make you feel sorry for them so they get what they want.


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Tags: Taking Advantage   |    Victim   |    Exaggerating   |    Complaining   |    Hardship   |    Feelings   |    Sorry   |    Kind   |   

16. Taking Advantage Tactic #9

Feigning Ignorance or Confusion. Playing dumb, or acting like they don’t know what you’re talking about, which can throw you off balance and make you doubt yourself.


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Tags: Taking Advantage   |    Ignorance   |    Confused   |    Dumbness   |    Mind Games   |    Stupid   |    Surprised   |    Unexpected   |    Vague   |   



17. Sometimes you don't realize you're actually drowning when you're trying to be everyone else's anchor.


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Tags: Taking Advantage   |    Help   |    Kind   |    Realization   |    Too Late   |    Trying   |    Validation   |   

18. Don't allow someone to treat you poorly just because you love them.


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Tags: Taking Advantage   |    Treating Badly   |    Compromise   |    Self Respect   |   

19. Not everyone will appreciate what you do for them. You have to figure out who's worth your kindness and who's just taking advantage.


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Tags: Taking Advantage   |    Appreciate   |    Caring   |    Kind   |    Figuring It Out   |   



20. Someone can decide it’s in their best interests to agree to something, but a choice is only really a choice if there’s a genuine alternative. Otherwise it’s manipulation and it’s taking advantage.

- Jane Harper


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Tags: Taking Advantage   |    No Choice   |    Choices   |    Manipulation   |   

21. A few times in my life, I have been manipulated by the sexual power of a woman. "Could you help with my assignment?" I'll do it for you. "I don't know why they've given me middle seat." Take mine. "I thought the trains would still be running." Let me drive your home. No promises, no offers, nothing expected in return.

- Graeme Simsion


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Tags: Taking Advantage   |    Seductive   |    Sexual   |    Help   |    Kind   |    Validation   |   

22. Givers have to set limits because takers rarely do.


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23. When you're nothing, people will ignore you but when you're on top that's when everybody swear they know you.

- Lincey Alphonse


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Tags: Taking Advantage   |    Relationship   |    Relatives   |    Greed   |    Ignoring   |    Treating Badly   |   

24. When success comes, people can try to trick you or take advantage of you.


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Tags: Taking Advantage   |    Successful   |    Success   |    Rich   |    Money   |    Greed   |    Less Money   |    Trick   |    Fool   |    Ulterior Motive   |   

25. Just because I'm nice does not mean you can take advantage of me.


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26. You have to be careful that in giving energy, you do not allow yourself to be excessively drained or used.

- Frederick Lenz


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Tags: Emotionally Drained   |    Careful   |    Energy   |    Taking Advantage   |   

27. Start where you are. Distant fields always look greener, but opportunity lies right where you are. Take advantage of every opportunity of service.

- Robert Collier


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28. Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.

- Dwight D Eisenhower


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