Coercive Control coercive control EMOTIONAL ABUSE

Q & A – Do coercive tactics increase suggestibility?

Coercive tactics can indeed increase suggestibility in individuals. When someone is subjected to coercive tactics, such as manipulation, pressure, or intimidation, it can undermine their ability to think critically and independently. This diminished capacity for critical thinking can make individuals more susceptible to suggestions and influence from others.

There are several reasons why coercive tactics can increase suggestibility:

  1. Fear and stress: Coercive tactics often involve creating an environment of fear, stress, or anxiety. When individuals are in a heightened emotional state, their cognitive functions can be impaired, making them more vulnerable to suggestions.
  2. Authority figures: Coercive tactics are frequently employed by people in positions of authority or power. Individuals may feel compelled to comply with their demands due to the perceived consequences of resisting or disobeying. The perceived authority of these figures can make individuals more susceptible to their suggestions.
  3. Isolation and dependency: Coercive tactics often involve isolating individuals from external influences and support systems. When people are cut off from alternative perspectives or sources of information, they become more reliant on the coercive individuals or group. This dependence can make them more likely to accept suggestions uncritically.
  4. Manipulation of perception: Coercive tactics can manipulate an individual’s perception of reality by distorting information or presenting a biased view of events. By controlling the narrative and limiting access to different viewpoints, coercive individuals can shape the beliefs and opinions of their targets.

It is important to note that coercive tactics are unethical and can be abusive. They undermine individual autonomy and can have long-lasting negative effects on a person’s well-being. Recognizing and understanding these tactics can help individuals protect themselves and others from manipulative influences.

 © Linda C J Turner

By Linda C J Turner

Coaching and Therapy
Currently studying Psychotherapy , Cognitive psychology, Hypnotherapy.
Qualified NLP, EMDR and CBT therapist.
REIKI Master.
I believe in truth, honesty and integrity! ≧◔◡◔≦

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