- Paperback: 276 pages
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (1 Nov. 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0071446729
- ISBN-13: 978-0071446723
- Product Dimensions: 15 x 1.8 x 22.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,233 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Who's Pulling Your Strings?: How to Break the Cycle of Manipulation and Regain Control of Your Life (NTC Self-Help) Paperback – 1 Nov 2004
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"She helps readers recognize manipulation, and assess and reduce their own vulnerability, and teaches resistance tactics to use when faced with manipulation."
From the Back Cover
A powerful program to free yourself from manipulators--and regain control of your life
Millions of people, both men and women, can become involved in relationships with manipulators--people who control through emotional manipulation, insults, and mind games. These "toxic" relationships erode self-esteem and make life miserable for the victim. Whether the manipulator is a relative, a spouse or romantic partner, a boss, coworker, or subordinate, or even a trusted friend or advisor, Dr. Harriet B. Braiker, bestselling author of The Disease to Please, shows you how to break this damaging cycle for good.
Who's Pulling Your Strings? will help you end a current destructive relationship, understand how it occurred--and prevent you from ever getting involved in a manipulative relationship again. Using revealing self-assessment quizzes, action plans, and how-to exercises, Dr. Braiker empowers you to:
- Recognize the signs of a manipulative relationship
- Spot manipulators and their typical ways of operating
- Assess your own vulnerability to manipulation
- Identify the 7 main "Head Games" manipulators play
- Utilize effective resistance tactics against manipulator's efforts
- Transform yourself from a "soft" to a "hardened" target
- Extricate yourself from manipulative relationships that do not change
- Protect yourself from falling prey to manipulators' control in the future
- Stop others from pulling your strings once and for all
With insight, compassionate advice, and self-affirming strategies, Dr. Braiker helps you end any manipulative relationship and regain control of your life--starting right now.See all Product description
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It covers all relations from romantic, co-workers, friends and family members and will give you an insight into how the mind of a manipulative, controller works. This will you give you the ability to dis-arm their attempts to intimidate and undermine you any further. On a more personal level, the book questions if your personality is open to being manipulated, and unfortunately for me, it was. It flags up vulnerable times in your life when you are more susceptable to manipulation, eg during a transition in your life or during a period of low self-esteem (and the skilled manipulator will pick up on it and home on it). But it teaches you how to wise up and provide a resistance to the abusive techniques they use in order to control you. In the chapter 'your buttons are showing' it teaches you the lessons in what you will need to adjust and change in order to protect yourself so that you can avoid being 'played' and sucked in again in the future. It includes self-assessment quizzes, action plans and how-to exercises. All an enormous help.Read more ›
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It is a topic that has been neglected by the "experts". The manipulator can send you into depression and self-hatred. I have had the experience where even the manipulator suggested that I need "help", and either did not see that they were the problem, or was another way of carrying on the manipulation.
Excellent stuff. I will be more confident of spotting these horrible people more in the future.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
In one book, (almost) a complete toolkit for recognising the tactics of manipulators, realising why someone will be manipulated and ways to recover/fight back. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Clogs
Was a great present for my secret santa as he is under the thumb. Funny to read as well!Published 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
I found this book extremely helpful and interesting. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to find out more about manipulation and how to avoid being manipulated and get back... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Belinda Briggs
I need to start this with a caveat. I only read two chapters of this book as I found the style really difficult to get on with. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Pushkin
My manipulator is going to have a whole lot of free time on his hands! I'm outta here! ThanksPublished 18 months ago by france fradet
So interesting and informative great service as well thanks mphPublished 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
After years of manipulation by my mother and in various relationships , I decided to put things into perspective when I had two disastrous dates . Read morePublished 18 months ago by carron cox