“Giving and expecting something in return is not giving. It’s manipulation.” -Amy Larson, amyjalapeno.com
“Authenticity makes you a sort of time traveler. It propels you beyond the hours. days, and years that deceit, manipulation, and drama consume.” -Amy Larson, amyjalapeno.com
“You don’t have to manipulate or scheme to get affection, attention, and adoration. All you need to do is let go of timing, of when you think those things are supposed to happen; and the more you express gratitude for them when they do, the more often they are in your life.” -Amy Larson, amyjalapeno.com
“I don’t respond to being played, manipulated, or told what to do. I need a solid sensible explanation. What moves me? Kindness. Sincerity. Straight forward authenticity.” -Amy Larson, amyjalapeno.com
“When you surround yourself by only those you can manipulate and bend with your charm, you will find yourself alone and deeply unfulfilled.
“When you finally have no desire to influence another, you will be alone and deeply satisfied.
“There is no escape from being alone. You always have been. You always will be. It is only when you end trying to convince yourself you are not that you ever realize your aloneness is rationed out amongst the entire human race and somehow that makes it easier.”
-Amy Larson, amyjalapeno.com
“If you desire to make your partner jealous, know that you cannot be trusted. Healthy relationships are difficult, because of their simplicity. Trust, love, and respect plainly exist in a wholehearted bond without the need for manipulation or agenda.” -Amy Larson, amyjalapeno.com
“Manipulators believe and act upon the premise that those they are unable to influence are continually trying to manipulate them. Those that don’t (manipulate), don’t care. In fact, such behavior never crosses their mind. And sadly, these innocents are the perpetual target of such insecurity, fear, and hate. Eventually, they either succumb to the psychological […]