so, we’ve already established that manipulation is sweet and covered the 3 basic steps of manipulation, it’s only reasonable that an example should follow.

scenario: the beau of the moment has just presented you with a beautiful new dress as an “I am totally enchanted by you” gift.

let the manipulation begin:
since he’s human and most likely in the 99% that caters to ego, stroke it a bit for him — get more stuff.

“oh beau of the moment, this is absolutely gorgeous, I love it. how did you become so wonderful? oh, I just had a thought – I just saw a pair of shoes the other day that would go absolutely perfect with this dress – of course, it’s not a big deal and I don’t really need them, but I just wanted to let you know how much I loved this dress and can’t wait to wear it. you really are so wonderful.”

you should have a new pair of shoes matching the dress within 72 hours (assuming you subtly slipped him the necessary info to find the shoes between the compliments you were pouring over him like honey).

“oh beau of the moment, you got me the shoes too?!? you really didn’t have to, but I absolutely love them. they are great. you are great. they will go so well with these new earrings i’ve been eyeing for a few weeks now, now I just need to find a way to get them, but it’s no big deal, the dress and shoes are amazing. did I already tell you how amazing you are? well you are.”

don’t be overly surprised if you should receive a pair of earrings which match the dress and shoes stunningly (it is, however, highly recommended that you feign surprise so he doesn’t catch on).

of course, this is an oversimplified example of the art of manipulation – the premise remains the same. stroke the ego while leaving subtle cues. I don’t recommend doing a continual manipulation loop either, that is a sure fire way to get burned — badly. and of course, this technique can also be applied to varying situations.

this is not only a tip for the ladies, but the men also — don’t be egotistical.