Manipulators display many faces – congenial, seductive, reserved or brash. They adopt a variety of attitudes, using a range of maneuvers to reach their goals. By behaving politely, flattering and charming you with words, these people – they may be parents, spouses, acquaintances or colleagues – can make you feel guilty, put you down, sow seeds of doubt, place you in awkward situations. So who are these manipulators? How do they get you in their grip? Why do they behave the way they do? Do they realize what they're doing? Should their victims share part of the responsibility? How can you protect yourself from these emotional terrorists?
In this compelling book, Isabelle Nazare-Aga answers these questions and identifies the manipulators among us. In today's society, many of these people hold key positions, unconcerned about the psychological damage that they inflict on their fellow citizens.