Bullies vs. pleasers (a.k.a., controlling spouse vs. codependent spouse)

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On the tyrannical bully…read more

“…tyrannical bullies know that pleasers will kowtow to their domineering ways. The compulsive need to live in harmony that pleasers feel means they often end up acquiescing in an effort to avoid unsettling conflict. Bullies know all they have to do to get a pleaser to give in and give up is to get ugly. They know pleasers will capitulate rather than risk the dreaded unpleasantness.”

Horn, Sam (2003-09-09). Take the Bully by the Horns: Stop Unethical, Uncooperative, or Unpleasant People from Running and Ruining Your Life (Kindle Locations 1737-1739). St. Martin’s Press. Kindle Edition.

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