Have you been asked to do things you don’t want to do, things that put you in an uncomfortable situation or left you feeling unsettled?
Maybe even asked to do things that go against your values? And when they make the ask, maybe the other person made light of it (like it’s not a big deal) or they brought up your relationship with them and how if you truly cared about them you would do it for them. Often you end up doing as they wish in fear of losing the relationship with that person.
Manipulators prey on innocent people, especially individuals who have no boundaries or who have codependent patterns.
When we don’t realize we are being manipulated we have no defense.