Sentence Examples


  • Children in permissive households may also learn behaviors that do not serve them well in adulthood, such as manipulative behavior, lacking a sense of self-discipline, and an inability to cope with authority.
  • Reported problems include obsessive/compulsive behaviors, depression, temper tantrums and violent outbursts, and tendencies to be argumentative, oppositional, rigid, manipulative, possessive, and stubborn.
  • He also believes that, since his persona on Survivor was that of a villain, he has been typecast as manipulative and evil and that this perception has affected his current situation.
  • Many movies imply that lesbians are more emotional than others - for example, the movie Cruel Intentions features bisexual women portrayed as vicious and manipulative to the point of death.
  • If your children are frequently disrespectful, manipulative, and aggressive with each other, they may benefit from meeting with a trained family therapist.