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Common Mind Games Women Play and Why Men Fall for Them
A mind game is a psychological struggle, a conscious or unconscious effort to have the upper hand at something. And let’s face it; many females from history and present day are very good at this. It’s very ironic but sayings like “No man is an island” and “Behind the success and downfall of every man is a woman” might be a cliché but nonetheless, rings true. While women make up about majority of earth’s population and seen as the weaker sex, this is definitely the case. As modern times brought about many changes in technology and lifestyle, women also play important roles in the society. Women may also be the best negotiators and worse, manipulators and if men are not careful they can fall prey to mind games women play.
So what are common mind games that women play and why do some men actually fall for them? Here are some examples:
• Damsel in distress. Classis and most common but still, most men still fall for it. Why? It may be a case of “hero complex” for many men, a proof that they are strong enough to save a woman or someone of the weaker sex. Psychologically, many men think that they are more physically and intellectually superior than women. Men, if you think that way you will get played. Emotionally, women can endure more under pressure and may even endure extreme physical conditions. Their bodies are designed to do so. Think about child birth for example.
• Incorrigible tease and flirt. Flirting and teasing are ways to attract a man’s attention. Of course what kind of man will not fall for flirtatious smile or coy look, or even a subtle touch? It may seem a bit casual, but many women can use this old age tactic to get what they want. Before men even know it, they have been hooked and getting out of the clutch later can turn into an ugly business.
• Friend in need, friend indeed. Some people think that men and women cannot be friends. While many men and women can become successful at being friends, many women can actually fall for their man-friends, especially if the guy in question manifests all the traits they look for in a man. This can also happen vice versa. Men usually fall for this game, especially of he’s in need of someone to listen and understand him. If a man does not have any intention of taking the next step further, he should make it clear from the very start; otherwise the female friend may be driving away potential partners without the man’s awareness. Their closeness may be misunderstood as something much more intimate than friendship.
• Maternal kind. Do you ever wonder why many men fall for women who are like their mothers and why many daughter and mother-in-laws do not get along well? This is because most of the time, men are intrinsically closer to their mothers than their fathers. Men should be wary of women who use maternal instinct to manipulate them.
There are many women who are still good women and it’s up for men to decipher whether they are genuine or just playing games. But knowing these mind games will help them find that special woman who can be their equal partner in life.