Dr. George K. Simon knows how people push your buttons: your children-especially teens-are experts at it, as is your mate. A coworker may quietly undermine your efforts while professing to be helpful, or your boss may prey on your weaknesses. Manipulative people have two goals: to win and to look good doing it. Too often, those they abuse are only vaguely aware of what is happening to them.In this eye-opening book, you'll discover:-four reasons why victims have a hard time leaving abusive relationships-power tactics manipulative people use to push their own agendas and justify their behavior-ways to redefine the rules of engagement between you and the abuser-how to spot potential weaknesses in your character that can set you up for manipulation-two tools for personal empowerment to help you maintain greater strength in all relationships
George K. Simon, Jr., Ph.D., received his degree in clinical psychology at Texas Tech University. For thirty years he has studied manipulators and their victims, leading popular seminars across the country and appearing on CNN, Fox News, and network radio. Corporations, agencies, and institutions frequently seek his advice on covert aggression and dealing with problem personalities. He is also the author of Character Disturbance: The Phenomenon of Our Age.
Kevin Foley has over thirty years' experience in radio and television broadcasting, commercial voice-overs, and audiobook narration. He has recorded over 150 audiobooks, including Storm Rising by Gary Naiman, 100 Ways to Bring Out Your Best by Roger Fritz, The Last Witness by Joel Goldman, and River Thunder by Gary McCarthy, for which he earned a Spur Award for Best Audiobook from the Western Writers of America. He has also won an Earphones Award from AudioFile magazine for his narration of Cognitive Surplus by Clay Shirky.