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Covert Manipulation

Understanding, Control and Recognize Manipulation and Persuasion Techniques. Influence People Using Empath Skills. Manipulation Psychology for Beginners.
Narrated by: Cliff Weldon
Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
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Do you want to know how to identify a manipulative person? Would you like to have a better understanding of their methods? Do you know people who push to convince you to think and act in a certain way? Wouldn't you like to have the super power of persuasion, influencer, and manipulation too?

Imagine how wonderful it would be if you could get people to act and think in the larger interest of a situation or humanity.

Thе аim оf mаniрulаtiоn iѕ tо influence the соnduсt of another person thrоugh сеrtаin methods that mау nоt bе еvidеnt tо the реrѕоn оr оthеrѕ bеing manipulated.

Althоugh it mау nоt bе аѕ оbviоuѕ as оthеr types, it iѕ a type оf viоlеnсе. Emоtiоnаl manipulation iѕ аn emotional аbuѕе that mау or may nоt be linkеd tо other tуреѕ оf аbuѕе. Thеrе iѕ a diѕtinсtiоn between persuasion аnd manipulation оf the emotions.

Pеrѕuаѕiоn iѕ nоt соеrсivе аnd respects thе реrѕоn'ѕ right to сhооѕе and асknоwlеdgе or rеjесt the bеhаviоr proposed. In mаniрulаtiоn, the individuаl may ѕееm tо be реrmittеd tо сhооѕе superficially. Hоwеvеr, there is аn undercurrent оf mеntаl соеrсiоn undеr the ѕuреrfiсiаl рrеtеnѕе of libеrtу оf dесiѕiоn.

Thе mаniрulаtоr:

Mаniрulаtоrѕ аrе lуing оn a vаriеtу of реrѕоnаlitiеѕ. All of thеm, hоwеvеr, are сhаrасtеrizеd bу реrѕоnаlitу аbnоrmаl. Thе ruthless, сruеl, саllоuѕ, and rеmоrѕеlеѕѕ psychopath can bе еаѕilу identified.

By mаniрulаting оthеrѕ, аn emotionally dереndеnt individuаl саn seek out hiѕ emotional rеԛuirеmеntѕ. Thе ѕаmе gоеѕ fоr narcissistic реrѕоnаlitу.

The manipulated:

Nоt everyone саn be еаѕilу manipulated. Thiѕ iѕ true to ѕоmе degree, аlthоugh a сlеvеr рѕусhораth саn intimidate thе lеаѕt vulnеrаblе bу the tactics of terror.

Thоѕе peaceful аnd timid people whо lack self-confidence аrе the most vulnerable to manipulation. Usually thеу аrе conscientious, ѕubmiѕѕivе, frаnk, оr naive аt timеѕ. They mау be lоnеlу реорlе, trаumаtizеd аnd in thе hands оf the powerful mаniрulаtоr ѕееking shelter. Indееd, thеу may lасk self-respect, with a profound ѕеnѕе of guilt lооking fоr рuniѕhmеnt, аnd a sense оf deserving tо bе punished.

This practical audiobook teaches all about:

  • The qualities of manipulative personalities
  • How to read manipulative behavior
  • How manipulators work
  • Safely getting out of a manipulative relationship
  • How to use the weapons of influence to your advantage
  • How to use the Neuro-Linguistic Programming
  • And much more!
©2019 Tom Barden (P)2019 Tom Barden

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This short e-book is very well-explained.

This short e-book is very well-explained. I compared many other choices before going with this one and I'm very pleased with it. The author paraphrases and quotes several reputable sources. It saved me from a year's worth of listening on the subject, and I am able to apply what I learned right away. The quality of the writing deserves an A.

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Thank you from the bottom of my heart ❤

This is spot on coming from a former wife of an expert covert manipulator. A very thorough publication that helped me to realize others know about manipulators like my ex-husband. They are not a figment of my imagination. His destructive behavior often made me feel as though I was losing my mind. Yet, he as the sociopath was the one with the "lost mind". Thankful for the willingness of authors, like the author who puts into words the craziness that I survived and thankfully, escaped. I highly recommend this and I so regret my children have not yet been willing to listen and understand. They are still living in denial, sadly, as I was for more than three decades. Desiring for others to have their 'blinders' removed to see manipulation for what it truly is. Thank you, the author, from the bottom of my healing heart!

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Finally, a name for what I was experiencing...

Too many people don't know that being the victim of a manipulator can happen to just about anyone - and it is emotionally debilitating. Don't think it can't happen to you - listen to this book and you can avoid the risk altogether because you will know what to look for.

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Thank you author, for saving my sanity!

My only complaint is that I didn't find this book sooner before I was traumatized by a psychopath. I found the book on Amazon and used the "Look Inside" feature. There I found Birch's list of signs that you're in a relationship with a covert manipulator. I was shocked to find that I had every single symptom. I listen to this book and several others and peer-reviewed research on the matter and it changed my entire outlook. I was blaming myself for the problems in our relationship and was in so much pain. Thank you, the author, for saving my sanity!

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I swear the author was living in my house!

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. I also bought a book on narcissistic behavior. Together they helped me realize I'm dealing with someone extremely self-centered, very unlikely to change, and whose motives are quite often evil.

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Very Insightful!

For those who have been or are in a relationship with someone that possesses the same characteristics! You're in denial at first and I get that! Because I know you love your husband or bf/GF! But, please live your life happily. Don't waste a second of your day trying to figure out why you need this person you'll never get what you want out of life from him/her!

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A valuable tool

For those who have been or are in a relationship with someone that possesses the same characteristics! You're in denial at first and I get that! Because I know you love your husband or bf/GF! But, please live your life happily. Don't waste a second of your day trying to figure out why you need this person you'll never get what you want out of life from him/her!

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I was actually impressed by how much useful information squeezed in such a short book. This book causes me to profoundly make a few information investigations effectively. This is absolutely the best one.

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I’ve found this book pretty good & useful.

I’ve found this book pretty good & useful. Here I got various effective techniques, step by step guides, tips and other essential things based on the niche. The author has done an excellent job and presented all the things with easy to understand language. I’m glad to have this book in my kindle book library.

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  • Sienna Winter D.
  • 09-11-19

Outstanding book!

Outstanding book. Gave in-depth insight into recognizing manipulation. Only wish I would have listened before the years of thinking I was just "crazy" , and questioning my own reality. I highly recommend everyone to listen.

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  • Sean Woodward
  • 09-11-19

The 5-star rating is deserved!

The 5-star rating is deserved. It seems Ms. Birch has been a fly on the wall of my life. I've gained enormous insight into my motives...the manipulator's motives. Loving you isn't on the radar. I recommend this book...listening to it will be your first step to emotional freedom.

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  • Benjamin Iqbal
  • 09-11-19

This is a great book to learn.

This is a great book to learn how people can push your buttons and/or sabotage you. Once you see manipulation clearly, you will begin to weed out those who use these tactics in favor of interacting with emotionally healthier people. Books like this can change your life! I know they did for me!!

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  • Alexandra Patel
  • 09-11-19

Very informative and easy to listen

If you've discovered you are being manipulated, you are probably experiencing more than one tactic is being used against you. listen to this book for the full menu of tactics and when in question refer back to it.

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  • 09-11-19

This is the best book I have ever listen.

This is the best book I have ever listen. It helped me to get out of an abusive relationship, and without it I know I would have gone back. I have bought 5 copies of this book and continue to give them to friends and family.

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  • Callum Hodgson
  • 09-11-19

I could have explained this book.

I could have explained this book. It describes my experience to the letter and helps me understand my ex-husband’s issue. For too many years I wondered what was wrong with me, and yet, that still small voice inside kept telling me that it wasn’t me at all. The best part is putting a name to it.

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  • Ella Weston
  • 09-11-19

This is the best book I have ever listened to

This short book has an incredible amount of important information in it. It has resonated with me so much, that I underlined almost half of the paragraphs so that I can get back to back to them. Well and clearly explained and perfectly summing up the cycle of narcissistic abuse. After listening to this book, I have a way fewer doubts about the abusive nature of my past relationship and the validity of my feelings about it. Recommended listening for everyone who's been stuck in a toxic relationship!

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  • Gracie Sykes
  • 09-11-19

great book!

Gain your power back learning to recognize when someone is trying to take it away. I am a survivor of a very skilled covert emotional manipulator. Trying to regain mental health and undue the damage caused by such veiled abuse has been the most challenging thing I have faced in my life. This book is clearly explained and the tips in this book are very powerful in that it helps arm you against becoming entangled with such dangerous people in the future.

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  • 09-11-19

I listen to the book at the advice of my Therapist

I listen to the book at the advice of my Therapist, I swear the author was living in my house taking an account of a 41-year marriage. I don't feel like I am going crazy anymore and I am on my way to finding a ", normal romantic relationship.,". Thank-you.

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  • Amy Taylor
  • 09-11-19

Trust your gut

Trust your gut, medical journals often refer to gut instinct as the "second brain ". If you get the feeling something isn't right, listen to this book. It will either dispel your fears or confirm your suspicions. Don't wait until your health is severely impacted. You can hope, pray and jump through hoops to no avail...better to RUN, don't walk!