Who s Pulling Your Strings

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ISBN: 0071446729
Release Date: 2004-10-03
Number of pages: 256
Author: Harriet B. Braiker
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

Download and read online Who s Pulling Your Strings in PDF and EPUB Offers a program to free yourself from manipulators - people who control through emotional manipulation, insults, and mind games. This book helps you end a destructive relationship, understand how it occurred and prevent you from getting involved in a manipulative relationship again. It includes self-assessment quizzes and action plans.


Emotional Vampires Dealing with People Who Drain You Dry Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition

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ISBN: 9780071790963
Release Date: 2012-06-15
Number of pages: 304
Author: Albert Bernstein
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

Download and read online Emotional Vampires Dealing with People Who Drain You Dry Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition in PDF and EPUB Protect yourself from people who take undue advantage and suck the energy out of your life Emotional Vampires will help you cope effectively with the people in your life that confound you, confuse you, and seem to sap every ounce of your energy. Bestselling author Dr. Al Bernstein shows you how to recognize each vampire type--antisocial, histrionic, narcissists, obsessive-compulsives, paranoids--and deal with them effectively. He uses many examples from the latest news headlines, which will help you distinguish between the types and deepen your understanding of each one. In response to the daily calls and emails he got about the previous edition of this book, Dr. Al Bernstein has added his advice for dealing with those emotional vampires who come in the shape of spouses and lovers, relatives, and children. Dr. Bernstein shows you how to deal with each vampire type and what you need to do to keep from getting drained.


Lethal Lovers and Poisonous People

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ISBN: 0595182739
Release Date: 2001
Number of pages: 256
Author: Harriet B. Braiker
Publisher: Backinprint.com

Download and read online Lethal Lovers and Poisonous People in PDF and EPUB ARE YOU INVOLVED IN A TOXIC RELATIONSHIP? The symptoms vary from stomach pains to blinding headaches, from chronic backaches to severe colds… The causes are varied—from a spouse who is withdrawing sexually, to a parent who is overly critical, to a lover who isn’t “ready” to commit, to a boss who is abusive… There are periods of stress in every relationship, but psychological studies reveal that some relationships can reach poisonous levels of toxic emotions—and that our response to these stresses can be harmful to our emotional and physical health. Are you involved in such a relationship? If so, what can you do about it? Lethal Lovers and Poisonous People shows you!


In Sheep s Clothing

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ISBN: 1935166301
Release Date: 2010-04-01
Number of pages: 174
Author: George K. Simon
Publisher: Parkhurst Brothers Incorporated Pub

Download and read online In Sheep s Clothing in PDF and EPUB Modern permissiveness and the new culture of entitlement allows disturbed people to reach adulthood without proper socialization. In a book meant both for the general public and for professionals, bestselling author and psychologist George Simon explains in plain English: -How most disturbed characters think. -The habitual behaviors the disturbed use to avoid responsibility and to manipulate, deceive, and exploit others. -Why victims in relationships with disturbed characters do not get help they need from traditional therapies. -A straightforward guide to recognizing and understanding all relevant personality types, especially those most likely to undermine relationships. -A new framework for making sense of the crazy world many find themselves in when there's a disturbed character in their lives. -Concrete principles that promote responsibility and positive change when engaging disturbed characters. -Tactics (for both lay persons and therapists) to lessen the chances for victimization and empower those who would otherwise be victims in their relationships with many types of disturbed characters.


The Gaslight Effect

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ISBN: 9780767927826
Release Date: 2007-05-01
Number of pages: 256
Author: Dr. Robin Stern
Publisher: Harmony

Download and read online The Gaslight Effect in PDF and EPUB Are You Being Gaslighted? Your husband crosses the line in his flirtations with another woman at a dinner party. When you confront him, he asks you to stop being insecure and controlling. After a long argument, you apologize for giving him a hard time. Your boss backed you on a project when you met privately in his office, and you went full steam ahead. But at a large gathering of staff—including yours—he suddenly changes his tune and publicly criticizes your poor judgment. When you tell him your concerns for how this will affect your authority, he tells you that the project was ill-conceived and you’ll have to be more careful in the future. You begin to question your competence. Your mother belittles your clothes, your job, your friends, and your boyfriend. But instead of fighting back as your friends encourage you to do, you tell them that your mother is often right and that a mature person should be able to take a little criticism. If you think things like this can’t happen to you, think again. Gaslighting is when someone wants you to do what you know you shouldn’t and to believe the unbelieveable. It can happen to you and it probably already has. How do we know? If you consider answering “yes” to even one of the following questions, you’ve probably been gaslighted: Does your opinion of yourself change according to approval or disapproval from your spouse? When your boss praises you, do you feel as if you could conquer the world? Do you dread having small things go wrong at home—buying the wrong brand of toothpaste, not having dinner ready on time, a mistaken appointment written on the calendar? Gaslighting is an insidious form of emotional abuse and manipulation that is difficult to recognize and even harder to break free from. That’s because it plays into one of our worst fears—of being abandoned—and many of our deepest needs: to be understood, appreciated, and loved. In this groundbreaking guide, the prominent therapist Dr. Robin Stern shows how the Gaslight Effect works and tells you how to: Turn up your Gaslight Radar, so you know when a relationship is headed for trouble Determine whether you are enabling a gaslighter Recognize the Three Stages of Gaslighting: Disbelief, Defense, and Depression Refuse to be gaslighted by using the Five Rules for Turning Off the Gas Develop your own “Gaslight Barometer” so you can decide which relationships can be saved—and which you have to walk away from Learn how to Gasproof Your Life so that you’ll never again choose another gaslighting relationship


Getting Up When You re Feeling Down

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ISBN: 0595182720
Release Date: 2001-05-01
Number of pages: 304
Author: Harriet B. Braiker
Publisher: Backinprint.com

Download and read online Getting Up When You re Feeling Down in PDF and EPUB You've got your health, a good job and a family you love. So why do you find yourself feeling down? Every woman experiences the fatigue, guilt, irritability, low self-esteem, and lack of energy commonly called "the blues." But as Dr. Braiker explains, you can change how you feel, and she provides you with the tools to overcome and manage blue moods. You will learn how to determine the cause of low moods, avoid bouts of the blues, regulate your worries and build your self-esteem. With her three-step Triple A program, Dr. Braiker reveals all the secrets of psychological fitness that have worked for hundreds of her patients, so women won't ever have to feel "down" again.


The Need to Please

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ISBN: 9781608826094
Release Date: 2013-10-01
Number of pages: 200
Author: Micki Fine
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

Download and read online The Need to Please in PDF and EPUB Do you have a hard time saying no to others, no matter how outrageous their requests? If so, you might be a chronic people-pleaser. Unfortunately, because we live in a society that praises putting the needs of others before ourselves, it can be difficult to break this bad habit. And while thinking of others is always commendable, there is a fine line between sacrifice and senseless approval seeking. In The Need to Please, a leading mindfulness expert and psychotherapist provides compassionate, mindfulness-based techniques that will help chronic people-pleasers like you address and overcome your fears of failure, inappropriate self-sacrificing, loss of personal identity, and voracious need of approval. In addition, you will learn to put an end to the codependent behaviors that lie at the heart of being a people-pleaser. Change is hard—especially when it means going against years of social conditioning. But if you’re ready to “Just Say No,” to others’ demands and start saying, “Yes” to your own needs, this book can help. You can find out more about these mindfulness techniques at www.livingmindfully.org.


Emotional Blackmail

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ISBN: 9780060928971
Release Date: 1998-03-04
Number of pages: 272
Author: Susan Forward
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online Emotional Blackmail in PDF and EPUB "If you really loved me..." "After all I've done for you..." "How can you be so selfish..." Do any of the above sound familiar? They're all examples of emotional blackmail, a powerful form of manipulation in which people close to us threaten to punish us for not doing what they want. Emotional blackmailers know how much we value our relationships with them. They know our vulnerabilities and our deepest secrets. They are our mothers, our partners, our bosses and coworkers, our friends and our lovers. And no matter how much they care about us, they use this intimate knowledge to give themselves the payoff they want: our compliance. Susan Forward knows what pushes our hot buttons. Just as John Gray illuminates the communications gap between the sexes in Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, and Harriet Lerner describes an intricate dynamic in The Dance of Anger, so Susan Forward presents the anatomy of a relationship damaged by manipulation, and gives readers an arsenal of tools to fight back. In her clear, no-nonsense style, Forward provides powerful, practical strategies for blackmail targets, including checklists, practice scenarios and concrete communications techniques that will strengthen relationships and break the blackmail cycle for good.


Gaslighting

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ISBN: 1559501138
Release Date: 1994
Number of pages: 113
Author: Victor Santoro
Publisher: Loompanics Unltd

Download and read online Gaslighting in PDF and EPUB You know what's wrong with the world? Too many assholes & not enough ways to get even! If your boss is bearing down or your next door neighbor's annoying, whatcha gonna do? If you retaliate, it could cost you your job or land you in jail. Now there's a safe, effective way for you to get even without putting yourself in any danger. It's called "gaslighting," & it's guaranteed to turn your target's life upside down. "Gaslighting" means to drive someone crazy. It comes from the 1944 film Gaslight, in which a husband convinces his wife she's losing her mind. Gaslighting is the most potent form of psychological warfare you can use without a license. In Gaslighting: How To Drive Your Enemies Crazy, Victor Santoro (The "Godfather of Harassment") shows you how to destroy your target's confidence, self-esteem & reputation. Through a series of small incidents, your target gets progressively more confused, until he's "reduced to a shapeless mass of shivering, quivering jelly." Some of the tactics covered include: Collecting information on your target Preparing for a gaslighting attack Creating tension, anxiety & sleeplessness Messing with your target's car, telephone & mail Gaslighting at your target's workplace & home Turning neighbors & co-workers against the target Covering your tracks And much more. Gaslighting will show you how to cause disorientation, get your target off balance, & build up his paranoia. Finally, you completely annihilate his reputation, leading to personal disasters such as job loss, divorce, financial devastation - even jail. If you've been mistreated, you don't have to take it & you don't have to fight back. There is a third route - Gaslighting - WHERE YOU WATCH AS YOUR ENEMY SLOWLY SCREWS HIMSELF! Sold for entertainment purposes only.


Code of the Street Decency Violence and the Moral Life of the Inner City

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ISBN: 0393070387
Release Date: 2000-09-17
Number of pages: 352
Author: Elijah Anderson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Download and read online Code of the Street Decency Violence and the Moral Life of the Inner City in PDF and EPUB Unsparing and important. . . . An informative, clearheaded and sobering book.—Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post (1999 Critic's Choice) Inner-city black America is often stereotyped as a place of random violence, but in fact, violence in the inner city is regulated through an informal but well-known code of the street. This unwritten set of rules—based largely on an individual's ability to command respect—is a powerful and pervasive form of etiquette, governing the way in which people learn to negotiate public spaces. Elijah Anderson's incisive book delineates the code and examines it as a response to the lack of jobs that pay a living wage, to the stigma of race, to rampant drug use, to alienation and lack of hope.


30 Covert Emotional Manipulation Tactics

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ISBN: 1522922849
Release Date: 2015-12-26
Number of pages: 66
Author: Adelyn Birch
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Download and read online 30 Covert Emotional Manipulation Tactics in PDF and EPUB Learn the manipulator's game, so they can't play it with you. Identifying covert emotional manipulation is tricky. You sense something is wrong, but you can't quite put your finger on the problem. This powerful book will reveal to you if manipulation is at play in your relationships. It will open your eyes. You will learn thirty tactics manipulators use to get what they want. You will also learn to spot the warning signs within yourself that expose covert manipulation is taking place, even if you can't identify the specific tactics being used. This book is geared toward romantic relationships, including those involving a pathological partner. Even so, many of the manipulation tactics are the same as those used by family members, coworkers, friends and others. Covert emotional manipulation tactics are underhanded methods of control. Emotional manipulation methodically wears down your self-worth and damages your trust in your own perceptions. It can make you unwittingly compromise your personal boundaries and lose your self-respect, and even lead to a warped concept of yourself and of reality. With your defenses weakened or completely disarmed in this manner, you are left even more vulnerable to further manipulation and psychological harm. Empower yourself and get your life back! "An excellent and concise guide to emotional abuse. Here is a concise listing with well written descriptions of each method and tactic of emotional abusers. In my opinion everyone should read this book. Forewarned is forearmed." "Clear, concise, accurate portrayal of complex subject matter impacting many people. I appreciate the accessibility to the general public of a topic that is often overlooked, but impacts morale not only in romantic relationships, but in the family, at work and in myriad social situations." "Wow. What a sap I've been. I've been victimized by a control freak domineering wife for nearly 30 years. I knew I was passive but I had no idea how cutthroat she really was. Very eye opening." "This author nails it. Some examples were direct quotes from people I know, so I know I am not alone in having been manipulated. It is directly applicable to my life and gives excellent guidance for how to recognize and therefore avoid manipulations in the future. I am recommending it to a number of my friends." "At first I thought this was another of those "little books" with no content. I went ahead and got it anyway. Immediately I realized I was wrong. Good choice." "Knowing the tactics made me far less emotional about what has been happening, better able to deal with the manipulation. Consequently, I look less crazy, I count that as a win!" "BRAVO! Everyone should read this... if you're in a controlling relationship, man or woman, this will help you spell it out. Don't let these people in at ANY cost..it's not worth your LIFE" "Short and right to the point. Worth re-reading and, because of the format, it was easy to locate points that I wanted to find again. This book provides instant clarity." "Must read for anyone who interacts with other people, ever! VERY useful information everyone should be aware of!" "Great! This is one of those great little book that you come across once in a while. The book is short because it left all the bulls*** and fillers out!" "Excellent! A must read for anyone that is lost in a relationship. I would like to thank the author for an eye opening experience! This book has clarified more for me than I have ever understood in my entire life time. "Impressive! Short, direct, and thought-provoking. I only wish I had read it years ago! Every young person should read this before dating!" "If you're wondering . . . "gee, should I read this book?" The answer is YES.It should be required for every human adult's relationship toolkit."


Controlling People

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ISBN: 158062569X
Release Date: 2003-02-01
Number of pages: 352
Author: Patricia Evans
Publisher: Adams Media

Download and read online Controlling People in PDF and EPUB Learn how to 'break the spell' of control with Patricia Evans' new bestseller. Already hailed by Oprah Winfrey, Controlling People deals with issues big and small - revealing the thought processes of those who seek to control in order to provide a 'spell-breaking' mind-set for those who suffer this insidious manipulation. Invaluable insight and advice for those who seek support.


Nasty People

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ISBN: 0071435859
Release Date: 2003-05-26
Number of pages: 112
Author: Jay Carter
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

Download and read online Nasty People in PDF and EPUB Fourteen years since its first publication, the bestsellerNasty People has been revised and updated to cover the motivations of nasty people, how to avoid confrontation with a nasty boss, how to handle a nasty spouse, and much more, including: How to break the cycle of nastiness A new understanding of personality disorders and depression Narcissism, nasty behavior, and self-doubt Nasty people and self-validation The role adrenaline plays in nasty behavior and our responses to it. Everyone knows a person who has been hurt, betrayed, or degraded by nasty individuals or has experienced it themselves. In three books, Jay Carter, Psy. D., shows readers how to stop this cycle of overt and covert abuse, without resorting to nasty tactics. Now for the first time, this series is released together to cover all areas of dealing with difficult people. With straight-talking advice, real-life anecdotes, and psychology that makes sense, Carter explains how to handle and stop painful behavior that harms both the perpetrator and the victim.


The Game

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ISBN: 9781847673541
Release Date: 2011-09-29
Number of pages: 512
Author: Neil Strauss
Publisher: Canongate Books

Download and read online The Game in PDF and EPUB THE 2.5 MILLION COPY SELLING WORLDWIDE PHENOMENON MEN WILL DENY IT, WOMEN WILL DOUBT IT. I BEG YOU FOR YOUR FORGIVENESS IN ADVANCE . . . The Game recounts the incredible adventures of an everyday man who transforms himself from a shy, awkward writer into the quick-witted, smooth-talking Style, a character irresistible to women. But just when life is better than he could ever have dreamed, he falls head over heels for a woman who can beat him at his own game. Jaw-dropping and hilarious, The Game reveals the naked truth about sex, love, relationships - and getting exactly what you want.


Making Things Move DIY Mechanisms for Inventors Hobbyists and Artists

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ISBN: 0071741682
Release Date: 2010-12-06
Number of pages: 368
Author: Dustyn Roberts
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

Download and read online Making Things Move DIY Mechanisms for Inventors Hobbyists and Artists in PDF and EPUB Get Your Move On! In Making Things Move: DIY Mechanisms for Inventors, Hobbyists, and Artists, you'll learn how to successfully build moving mechanisms through non-technical explanations, examples, and do-it-yourself projects--from kinetic art installations to creative toys to energy-harvesting devices. Photographs, illustrations, screen shots, and images of 3D models are included for each project. This unique resource emphasizes using off-the-shelf components, readily available materials, and accessible fabrication techniques. Simple projects give you hands-on practice applying the skills covered in each chapter, and more complex projects at the end of the book incorporate topics from multiple chapters. Turn your imaginative ideas into reality with help from this practical, inventive guide. Discover how to: Find and select materials Fasten and join parts Measure force, friction, and torque Understand mechanical and electrical power, work, and energy Create and control motion Work with bearings, couplers, gears, screws, and springs Combine simple machines for work and fun Projects include: Rube Goldberg breakfast machine Mousetrap powered car DIY motor with magnet wire Motor direction and speed control Designing and fabricating spur gears Animated creations in paper An interactive rotating platform Small vertical axis wind turbine SADbot: the seasonally affected drawing robot Make Great Stuff! TAB, an imprint of McGraw-Hill Professional, is a leading publisher of DIY technology books for makers, hackers, and electronics hobbyists.