I'm trying to pin down a word or phrase that concisely describes a person who intentionally gets other people to do things for them that they could easily do themselves, as a form of either conscious or subconscious power-play.

A mix somewhere between being lazy, manipulative, exploitative, discourteous, and so on.

An example of how it would be used is, "Look at Stella being ... again, lying on the couch and getting her father to get pass her the remote while he was sitting even further away from it than her!"


How about entitled?

feeling that you have the right to do or have what you want without having to work for it or deserve it, just because of who you are:

These kids are spoiled, entitled, self-absorbed, and apathetic.

[Cambridge Dictionary]

  • Thanks for your response. That's getting close to the mark, yet I still feel that entitled lacks a sense of manipulation – Matt2infinity Dec 27 '20 at 13:43

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