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Title:
Who's pulling your strings? : how to break the cycle of manipulation and regain control of your life
Author:
Braiker, Harriet B., 1948-
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Publication Information:
New York : McGraw-Hill, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
xii, 260 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
An overview of manipulation -- Manipulation in five acts -- Are you vulnerable to manipulation? -- Your buttons are showing -- Manipulator's motives -- Who are the manipulators in your life? -- How manipulation works -- What are your hooks? -- The mechanics of manipulation -- Are you in a manipulative relationship? -- The impact of manipulation -- Resistance tactics -- How to make yourself a hardened target -- Final curtain on manipulation in five acts.
ISBN:
9780071402781
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Based on sound psychological theory and research, but written in accessible lay language, this guide teaches readers to take direct action steps that will free them from the yoke of manipulation. The book contains how to exercises and action plans.


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Library Journal Review

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 spin. Pointing out that everyone is subject to manipulation but that some people are more susceptible than others, she helps readers recognize manipulation and assess and reduce their own vulnerability and teaches resistance tactics to use when faced with manipulation. Her thesis is best stated this way: "The only effective way to change a manipulator is to make her tactics ineffective by changing yourself." Questionnaires and lists make the reading interactive, if not colorful. This book is an excellent companion to Helene Brenner's I Know I'm in Here Somewhere, which also speaks to "people pleasers." While Braiker does little to distinguish her book from similar self-help titles, this is still user-friendly and serves its purpose well. For large general and pop psych collections.-David Leonhardt, Chesterville, Ont. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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