Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Three Signs You Might Be Being Taken Advantage Of

Have you ever been in the situation where you just didn’t feel right about what was going on? You’re a good natured person, and you want to go with the flow, but things just don’t seem to be right. You feel like you are doing all the giving. Here are a few signs you might be being taken advantage of.



1.       YOU ARE EXPECTED TO CHANGE YOUR PLANS ALL THE TIME

It’s great to be flexible and everyone needs to be flexible. Things occur all the time that require us to be flexible, but if this is occurring on a daily or weekly basis. And the reason you are receiving for having to change your plans is I made a mistake a mistake, and I need you to come help me it’s an emergency. Then the person asking this may be taking advantage of you. There are times when people have crisis in their life and can’t predict what is going to happen. An example is a terminal illness of a loved one. But times like these are the exception and not the rule.

2.       YOU FEEL RESENTMENT

If you are constantly being asked to help someone out, and feel resentful about it. It is possible that you are being taken advantage of. This is a sign that you don’t feel like you’re being treated fairly. You may feel manipulated into doing something that you don’t want to do.

3.       THE INDIVIDUAL YOU ARE DEALING WITH HAS A HISTORY OF TAKING ADVANTAGE OF OTHERS

Do you know that the individual has a history of taking advantage or bullying others? Then this person may be continuing their behavioral pattern with you. This doesn’t mean they are an evil person. It’s difficult for individuals to change their behavior, and even though a person doesn’t want to sometimes individuals fall back on behaviors that have worked for them in the past. It’s just easier to get what they want than it is to change.


So my point is if your instincts are telling you that you are being taken advantage of you probably are it’s up to you to decide what to do about.

Music to blog by All the Rage Back Home by Interpol

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2 comments:

  1. These are such good tips.
    Thank you!

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  2. I get to teach the Bible at a primary school every Tues. here in South Africa and I try to give them life skills along with biblical truths. A couple of weeks ago I told them, "You should love everybody, but that doesn't mean that you must trust everybody. Some people you shouldn't keep too close..." Thanks for linking on my weekend hop!
    http://abooksandmore.blogspot.com/2014/08/home-decor-1-and-weekend-linky.html

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