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Manipulation starts with understanding someone’s personality. If you are interested in this important life process, then you should listen to this book.

Manipulation can simply mean instilling fear. While manipulation might be easier, it is going to cause a lot of more difficult things in the end that you will have to clean up afterwards! There are common types of manipulators out there and you might be able to sense this personality trait in another person right away. Similarly, you will also recognize that there are hidden qualities that won’t always emerge at first.

Not all manipulative behaviors presented by an individual indicates that she is a malicious person. Having manipulative parents or long-term partners can rub off on our behavior, so we might sometimes say and do things that aren’t meant to be manipulative but can come off that way. Always look at intention when determining if someone is really being manipulative or not.   

Body language can play a huge role in how someone will be perceived. You can start to see persuasive body language in others more often than you did before as soon as you become aware of what this kind of body language looks like. Ensure you are aware of your own body language as well so as not to be manipulated by others.   

This book reveals that manipulation is generally a way for a person to get the things that they desire most. We all have basic human needs and instincts that drive our behavior. If we are not careful with how we go about getting these things, we can hurt others. The more equipped we are with the skills needed for positive influence, the easier it will be to achieve our deepest desires in a healthy way that benefits many.   

To continue to grow your level of influence, remember that it starts with small moments of persuasion. Don’t tell people what to do - encourage them from personal experience and stories learned from others. Don’t try and trick someone into doing the things they don’t want to do. Be honest with reward and consequence so that they can properly make the decision for themselves.   

While it might be hard to do the right thing in times where what is easiest will also benefit you the most, remember to be empathetic towards others. Though it might be challenging, you will still ultimately get the things you desire most when you are doing so in a fair and rewarding way.  This book gives a comprehensive guide on the following:

  • What is manipulation and how does it work?
  • Historical background
  • Manipulation and the question of morality
  • Managing situations and emotions
  • Emotional manipulation
  • How to modify your behavior
  • Difference between manipulation and persuasion
  • Mind control
  • Victims of manipulation
  • Common traits of a manipulator
  • How to manipulate people
©2019 James D. Mill (P)2020 James D. Mill

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