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.