Who's Pulling Your Strings?: How to Break the Cycle of Manipulation and Regain Control of Your Life: How to Break the Cycle of Manipulation and Regain Control of Your Life

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McGraw Hill Professional, Sep 22, 2003 - Self-Help - 256 pages
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A powerful program to stop manipulators in their tracks

In Who's Pulling Your Strings?, Dr. Harriet B. Braiker, New York Times bestselling author of The Disease to Please, explains how depression, low self-esteem, anger, and feelings of helplessness can be caused by relationships with manipulative people. She exposes the most common methods of manipulators, and with the help of selfassessment quizzes, action plans, and how-to exercises, she helps you recognize and end the manipulative cycle for good.

 

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Who's pulling your strings?: how to break the cycle of manipulation and regain control of your life

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Braiker, a clinical psychologist, talk-show regular, and best-selling author (The Disease To Please), succeeds at showing readers how to break free from manipulation, albeit without an inventive ... Read full review

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One critical aspect of learning to deal with manipulators is to understand their psychology - but that is not nearly enough. This book counsels we also take pity on our own vulnerability and that we arm ourselves with smart, sharp tools.
Just as the manipulator becomes more adept with each successful abuse, so too can victims excel at self-protection.
Eleanor Cowan, author of : A History of a Pedophile's Wife
 

Contents

1 An Overview of Manipulation
1
2 Manipulation in Five Acts
9
3 Are You Vulnerable to Manipulation?
27
4 Your Buttons Are Showing
33
5 Manipulators Motives
51
6 Who Are the Manipulators in Your Life?
73
7 How Manipulation Works
105
8 What Are our Hooks?
117
10 Are You in a Manipulative Relationship?
149
11 The Impact of Manipulation
155
12 Resistance Tactics
171
13 How to Make Yourself a Hardened Target
205
14 Final Curtain on Manipulation in Five Acts
237
Conclusion
245
Index
247
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9 The Mechanics of Manipulation
123

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Dr. Harriet B. Braiker wrote three successful, general-audience psychology books dealing primarily with women's issues, including the New York Times bestseller The Disease to Please.

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