35 Quotes About Manipulative Women


There are many differences that exist between men and women. These quotes about manipulative women offer the distinct challenges faced when dealing with a difficult woman.

“A complete woman is probably not a very admirable creature. She is manipulative, uses other people to get her own way, and works within whatever system she is in.”

“A pessimist is a man who thinks all women are bad. An optimist is one who hopes they are.”

“And I always had this idea for making a movie about a femme fatal, because I like these characters. They’re a lot of fun, they’re sexy, they’re manipulative, they’re dangerous.”

“Any time you’re trying to do a movie with a happy ending, it’s very difficult because it’s been done before and you don’t want to be manipulative.”

“As most people when I entered the work world, suddenly people are playing games, being manipulative, being a little bit nasty, you get tricked or you’re kind of naive and you do something and people come steal your idea.”

“Capitalism can no more be ‘persuaded’ to limit growth than a human being can be ‘persuaded’ to stop breathing. Attempts to ‘green’ capitalism, to make it ‘ecological’, are doomed by the very nature of the system as a system of endless growth.”

“Engineering is a predictive science, not a manipulative art.”

“Everybody has the ability to be manipulative, to be hateful and deceitful.”

“Facing personal truths and purging yourself of addictions or manipulative habits require strength, courage, humility, faith, and other qualities of a soul with stamina, because you are not just changing yourself; you are changing your universe. Your soul is a compass.”

“Fear is a manipulative emotion that can trick us into living a boring life.”

“Fear isn’t only a guide to keep us safe; it’s also a manipulative emotion that can trick us into living a boring life … the great stories go to those who don’t give in to fear.”

“Her beauty didn’t do her any good and she couldn’t use it in any positive way or manipulative way. I just hope that people will look and see and believe in that hope of love, that hope of freedom, even if it was just for a limited time.”

“Here in particular the idea of contextual communication – i.e. communicating the right message, at the right time to the right audience – seems to generate an increasing effect on the consumer in a manipulative way.”

“Horror I appreciate is one of the few genres that can wind the audience up and make them pay attention. I kind of like that. It’s one of the few genres that can be very manipulative.”

“I am straight forward; I am not manipulative; I am not two-faced. And I think that that has served me well in all of my roles, particularly as a diplomat, because people knew if I said something, I meant it.”

“If you’re sincere, praise is effective. If you’re insincere, it’s manipulative.”

“I’m very manipulative towards directors. My theory is that everyone on the set is directing the film, we’re all receiving art messages from the universe on how we should do the film.”

“I’ve done a lot of movies that don’t have any music in them, and I’ve always sort of had a kind of wary attitude about music because it can be so manipulative, and also because with pop music, I feel like everybody kind of has their own relationship to songs.”

“Many who are making cellphone images are advocates with a stake in the outcome of what they are depicting. In some ways this makes their work more honest and easier to read – they can also manipulate, although the work of professionals can be quite manipulative as well.”

“New techniques – often spinning out of technology and lack of privacy has resulted in new manipulative communication formats.”

“Reality TV is sleazy, it is manipulative. It is as momentary as anything in popular culture.”

“The greatest stories go to those who don’t give in to fear.”

“To be an effective leader, you have to have a manipulative streak – you have to figure out the people working for you and give each tasks that will take advantage of his strength.”

“To my credit, I think I’m a gentle control freak. Maybe even a little manipulative.”

“To speak of limits to growth under a capitalistic market economy is as meaningless as to speak of limits of warfare under a warrior society.”

“We want a sense that an important character, like a narrator, is reliable. We want to believe that a character is not playing ages or being coy or being manipulative, but is telling the truth to the best of his or her ability…”

“When people who are seeking change start out, they are driven by commitment to a cause. But as internecine power struggles take over, one-time idealists fall prey to corruption.”

“When two individuals come together and leave their gender outside the bedroom door, then they make love.”

“When you’re about three years old, you start to learn how to be manipulative. I know this from my own experience – I created this expression between sadness and dissatisfaction to get people to make me feel better, to get me presents.”

“With me, personal relationships are like my religion. I care that deeply about them. I am the complete opposite of a manipulative smoothie.”

“Women always worry about the things that men forget; men always worry about the things women remember.”

“Women have a wonderful instinct about things. They can discover everything except the obvious.”

“Women marry men hoping they will change. Men marry women hoping they will not. So each is inevitably disappointed.”

“You know the difference between guys and girls? Usually girls say it’s no different whatsoever. But you see, a lot of girls they don’t understand that they are better than us guys. If you think about it, they are much more manipulative.”

“You think intercourse is a private act; it’s not, it’s a social act. Men are sexually predatory in life; and women are sexually manipulative. When two individuals come together and leave their gender outside the bedroom door, then they make love.”

There are many ways to deal with codependency and the challenges that we are faced with.