Manipulation: A mind set to get what is wanted or needed by any means necessary; using whatever or whoever to get from point A to point B. Using B to get to C. Using A, B & C to get to D.
From My Heart: It takes a clever mind to start and end the process of manipulation. Manipulation takes much thought, selfishness, master planning and a strategy to benefit from beginning to end.
If you have to manipulation a someone to get what you want, what does that say about the kind of person you are and how they really feel about you? It feels much better to have someone to do things for you out of respect, devotion and honor.
When you get what you want (the wrong way), it never last too long and things never work out for your good.