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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,9780071446723

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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Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 10/3/2004
Publisher(s): McGraw-Hill Education
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Summary

A powerful program to stop manipulators in their tracks InWho's Pulling Your Strings?, Dr. Harriet B. Braiker,New York Timesbestselling author ofThe 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.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix
An Overview of Manipulation
1(8)
Manipulation in Five Acts
9(18)
Are You Vulnerable to Manipulation?
27(6)
Your Buttons Are Showing
33(18)
Manipulators' Motives
51(22)
Who Are the Manipulators in Your Life?
73(32)
How Manipulation Works
105(12)
What Are Your Hooks?
117(6)
The Mechanics of Manipulation
123(26)
Are You in a Manipulative Relationship?
149(6)
The Impact of Manipulation
155(16)
Resistance Tactics
171(34)
How to Make Yourself a Hardened Target
205(32)
Final Curtain on Manipulation in Five Acts
237(8)
Conclusion 245(2)
Index 247

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