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If you want to discover how people with dark personalities work and what it really takes to persuade someone, then pay attention....

Two manuscripts in one audiobook:

  • Dark Psychology: What Machiavellian People of Power Know About Persuasion, Mind Control, Manipulation, Negotiation, Deception, Human Behavior, and Psychological Warfare That You Don’t
  • Persuasion: Highly Effective Manipulation Techniques to Influence People to Willingly Do What You Want Them to Do Using NLP, Mind Control and a Deep Understanding of Human Behavior and Dark Psychology

In part one of this audiobook, you will learn about:

  • The eight laws of human behavior and how manipulative people use these behaviors to their advantage
  • The six scientific principles of persuasion and how a manipulator will use these to persuade anyone to agree with them, seemingly on their own terms
  • Mind-control techniques that Machiavellian leaders and manipulators use to try and bend your reality and keep you at their mercy
  • Manipulative negotiation tactics people use to get you to take their deal while making it seem like it was your idea
  • Nineteen manipulation strategies predators use to lure people into their deceptive games
  • And much, much more!

Some of the topics covered in part two of this audiobook include:

  • Ego: friend or foe? A look at how ego management is an asset in negotiation
  • Don’t say that: what to avoid saying in conversation
  • Nice and effective ways to exert influence
  • How Bruce Lee inspired persuasion concepts
  • Scientifically proven principles of persuasion
  • Seduction as manipulation: Don't be a victim, but use the techniques to influence others
  • And much, much more
©2018 Steven Turner (P)2019 Steven Turner

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good book it's was a very informative book

speaker was a little on the full side but it was very informative we written book

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Good book for people in business.

If you are in the business field just like me then this book will be your best friend! I now understand why my partners are doing things that they do and it is easier for me to communicate with them. I feel that I developed new skills and I believe it is important for all businessman to read this.

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intriguing skill enhancers with a twist

it was a good refresher on basics of persuasion with some more in depth looks at our darker sides as humans. I was surprised to see where I may have been manipulated or manipulative in my own relationships.

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A must audible for everyone.

A unique look into a side of human nature most of us would rather did not exist but it does and it never hurts to be informed. This book let me look at things in a whole new perspective and opened my eyes to new possibilities.

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Learn the Practical Uses and Defenses

Absolutely loved this book. It’s a must read, short and to the point. This is a very informative book on the darker side of human being psychology. I highly recommended

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A bit disjointed

Sometimes it looks like a compilation of ideas and concepts from other books. There is a lack of examples as well. overall it is a good book for reference but not great .

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Wasted credit

Narrator is very boring and content is dull. Shame I wasted a credit on it oh well better luck next time.

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Good book!

This book have effects subtle techniques it's really good another one because of you can learn easily.Psychology defenses of manipulation day by day.

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Caveat Emptor, still not bad.

If you exercise critical reading throughout, you are probably going to be disappointed. Many assertions made with no references. No bio on the author. Still did a good job and hard work.

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Boring

I nearly fell asleep. Content is nothing new and the narrator put me to sleep. Give it a big miss.

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  • James D.
  • 11-06-20

Wtf

Wtf honestly is this
How sad do you have to be seriously come on now

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  • A W Smith
  • 07-22-21

It’s a hard slog

This book of two halves imparts some useful information.

However the voices of the narrators lacked energy and made the listening experience a bit monotonous.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-17-20

Overly dramatic and repetitive

Helps classify people, but struggles with repetition and a overly dramatic narrator. It either has too much filler or not enough content, I am swayed towards the latter. Regretful purchase.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-20-20

Good but with nothing extraordinary or new

There are lots of Thing i've already figured out by my own but The author explains it very well and this book can really be helpful for those thata are not managing that grate with manipulation

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  • Mike Hayden
  • 01-28-20

Not very good

Didn't sound very scientific. More like putting sociopaths on a pedestal. Only listened to 10 minutes and that was enough.

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  • Greg Penberthy
  • 09-09-19

A manipulation in its own right

On the fence about this book. At first the book was quite good but then went into Trump bashing in one section and then in the persuasion section shows s left wing agenda basically saying you should be nice and compliant in not so many words.

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  • JJ
  • 07-06-19

Dreadful waste of time

Up to 5th Chapter, and I'm finding no reason to keep going. This is utter drivel.

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  • Luca
  • 06-23-19

it has been said that

this books is a series of opinions and ideas based on who know what !

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  • Anthony
  • 06-20-19

Middling

A fairly quick and basic overview of some psychological theories. If you are very new to speaking to humans than this may be of use.

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  • Mr. J. A. Ball
  • 06-14-19

Borrowed expertise and nothing original

If you have never read Cialdini 's book on influence or Robert Greene's works then you may five this book useful. For me, I can do without the recaps. the rest, as far as I could tell, was common sense to all but those lacking in basic theory of mind or modest empathy. I kept listening to see if there was anything of value that I didn't already know, or maybe a hot take on the work of Cialdini and Greene but I did not find it. Do people really need to be told that ordering someone to 'come here' in a retail setting is not going to go down well?
There did not seem to be anything original of value from the author and the best I can say is that it may be a useful primer. My hopes of an exiting dive into dark psychology were far from satisfied. My recommendation is to read/ listen to the masters.
Sorry, but I couldn't get to the end. I made it about 75% through before I'd had enough and decided on returning the title and getting my credit back. I can only assume other reviewers have not previously read the works mostly cited/ rehashed in this book.
The author asks for feedback and mine would be don't make promises you can't keep. You need to do deeper and broader research and to create a more unique take on the subject matter. In my opinion the book description should be that it is a primer or condensed recap of Cialdini and Greene. I got no sense of expertise from the author. The narration was tolerable but not great.