I understand that we all, every day of our lives, by the very nature of our interactions, try to convince people of things. Whether we're negotiating a deal, dealing with social interactions, etc., we all tend to do things that put us in a better light or convince others to do sonething that benefits us. I grew up in a household with a very domineering mother who used every manipulative trick to get her way. She was variously the authority figure, the victim, the judge jury and executioner, depending on what she wanted to gain. I am now aware of the fact that I am very easily annoyed if I feel like someone is trying to manipulate me. This might be seen as a good thing in some circumstances, but I realise my anger and knee jerk reactions don't help me, and on fact sometimes hinder me. I've walked out of jobs, fought in relationships, and even done things that are against my own interests, just to prove a point. How do I make peace with my hyper sensitivity to people who are manipulative?