Addiction, Lies, and Manipulation


Different personality types will use different manipulation tactics to keep their addiction going. These different personality types come with defense mechanisms you'll have to work through to be able to get them the help they need. Some are more rebellious and aggressive while others are more agreeable.


The important thing to remember is that you're still dealing with addiction. It's not just about the lies. Just because they seem nice, doesn't mean you're not dealing with an addict or alcoholic. REMEMBER: Anyone who has an addiction also has a pattern of manipulation, but it may not look the way you think!


This video will help you get a general understanding of how to approach each type. I'll break down each of the personality characteristic types when it comes to addiction.


Amber Hollingsworth


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