Sadism derived from its founder Marquis De Sade is very much existing in popular culture. Sadism has sexual connotations and a mild dose of sadism in sexuality can be enjoyable. But a more subtle kind of Sadism exists at a psychological level and that’s called Manipulative Sadism. I would like to use some examples to explain it.
Wife: If you drink, I will call the macho nurses of the asylum and confine you there.
Government: Since she is a vociferous critic of the govt. she won’t be allowed to leave the country.
Diplomacy: Only if you allow the international atomic agency to investigate your nuclear capabilities, we will lift sanctions against you.
Psychiatrist to the Patient: I heard that you are growing to write in your blog against us. Smiles wickedly, you are in and how can you?
Insurance company: We are not going to pay his accident compensation. We are going to prove in court that he is mentally sick and he was drunk.