4.22.2009

Word of the Day: Fuckwittage, Emotional Manipulation

Fuckwittage - as used in the book Bridget Jones's Diary, and elsewhere, can be used to refer to an emotionally manipulative person within one or more concurrent relationships, and is typically associated to a womanizing or commitment-wary male.

Emotional manipulation - controlling an interaction or series of interactions, subtly, leading into a desired outcome or result to benefit the instigator in some way. Typically associated with self-esteem issues on both sides of the interaction (codependency/weakness, narcisim/abusive personality.

Also see, Jude Law's character in Closer, or Hugh Grant's character in Bridget Jones's Diary.