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Imagine how different your life would be if you could spot the manipulation tactics people use against you and know the influence and persuasion techniques to defend against it.

Almost every person will suffer some form of manipulative behavior at some stage in their life, it's unavoidable. Whether it's an overt form of intimidation and bullying in the workplace or more subtle covert manipulation within a relationship. It's much more prevalent than you think. But most people aren't equipped with the right observation strategies to pick-up on it, or the right mental make-up to deal with it.

Katherine Chambers is an ex Stanford Psychologist who specializes in all forms of neuroscientific and psychotherapy subjects. However, it wasn't until she left college life and entered the "real world" that she started to understand these theoretical topics in a practical sense. Over the past 15 years she has built a multi-six-figure consulting business and a family of her own. But it wasn't all plain sailing; she has gone through more than her fair share of manipulative relationships along the way.

In this insightful and functional book, Chambers gives listeners a firsthand look into the scientific subjects she studied within academia as well as a practical real life guide on how to:

  • Spot covert manipulation occurring
  • Understand why people do what they do
  • Identify the warning signs that you are being manipulated
  • Develop practical persuasion and influence techniques to defend against it
  • Master the mechanics of verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Deal with manipulation in any relationship
  • Raise your overall confidence and self-esteem to immunize yourself going forward

©2017 Katherine Chambers (P)2017 Katherine Chambers

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AWESOME BOOK.. Five star..

This book is very interesting. What I have learned from this book is that facial expression plays an important role for us because this is where we show what we feel like fear, happy and surprise or even anger as well. Then this book will help you in starting your journey of achieving most suitable opportunities through step by step guideline. Definitely a good reference for myself who wants to master persuasion. One of the best books I have listen about manipulation and it is worth recommending to everyone.

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The greatness of manipulation.

This book will help you recognize people who are trying to manipulate you as well as teach you how to deal with them. It has really helped me see just how much I have been being used and the info in this guide has given me the confidence and tools I need to finally stand up for myself. It is a good feeling. Tone of voice is one of the factors to consider. This book is highly recommended to others. This is fun. Through this book teachings you can easily influence people thorough mind blowing secrets hidden inside this book.

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solid insight into how to deal with manipulators

this would provide valuable tools for handling and overcoming manipulation in your life.
could be a little bit more concise but still I highly recommend it.

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Good first download

I couldn't put my headphones down even if I was cleaning. It was easy to understand and information packed. Manipulators are everywhere and we have the power to say no.

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Great

great book going to lpok for more of hersi highly recommend this very much inspired me.

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Refer to it daily.

Astonishing! This is a magnificent book that is also a game changer. I especially like the reasonable approach on manipulation with numerous illustrations and tips. I am most likely the one whom they will follow so I gotta make sure I am good at this kind of communication. Its truly helped me to see things brighter and to comprehend better about how to save myself against heartless manipulators. An eye opener!

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Basic understanding on Manipulation

This is a really well put-together book about both psychology and sociology. It has a lot of information on stimulation and response, and uses a lot of examples to explain the studies. Anyone looking to learn more about sociology should check out this book! It is hard to tell if someone is manipulating you. This book has given me basic understanding on how to know it and how to defend when someone is trying to persuade or influence me. The tips on how to assess manipulation are spot on. Especially when you are in a relationship, it is important to know if that person is manipulating you or not. I recommend this book.

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What a nice book!!!

I bought this book because I wanted to learn few techniques about good manipulation in order to influence people around me. I work in an office and of course, I wanted to impress my boss and my co-worker. What I have learned from this book is that facial expression plays an important role for us because this is where we show what we feel like fear, happy and surprise or even anger as well. Also, the tone and pitch of our voice play an important role too. A lot to learn from this book. Not much to say but for me, this book helps me.

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This has changed me.

This book has changed me. I didn't know I was being manipulated until I read this and FINALLY woke up. Man this book has forever changed me. Everyone should try to find out and see if their being manipulated then listen this if they are. This book will make you understand why you have a crazy relationship and it will make you realize that you are not crazy and it is not all your fault that's why you have a messed up relationship, and that you were just being controlled. I hope this book will empower anyone who needs help

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Cool book

As a psychology major, I expected to know everything in this book already, but it takes more of a practical business approach. This approach in my opinion is much more applicable and useful for a salesman or any other professional manipulator. Apply these techniques and you will succeed. I find manipulation to be a very interesting topic. This book has a ton of information on the subject and is laid out extremely well. You will get a complete run down and manipulation and mind control, how to apply it and using various methods and techniques as well. Highly recommend to anyone interested in the subject.

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  • Adam
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not what I thought

I thought this would be a guide on understanding people and how they think but it seems the book is targeted only towards people in a manipulative relationship and how to remove themselves from that situation. perhaps that changes later in the book but from the first two hours I returned the book