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We have all used forms of manipulation in our lifetime. For example, a child manipulating a parent by crying incessantly when that parent balks at the idea of buying them the latest toy, crying to the point where that parent just eventually wears down and gives in or altering our appearance with the intention of getting a specific reaction or getting others to perceive us in a certain way. We all have engaged in the art of manipulation.

Manipulating others is a great way to get what you want. It can be used in a positive sense or in negative one and that choice rests solely on the individual who is engaging in the manipulation.

There are many techniques that are used to manipulate others and In his book, The Art of Manipulation, author and serial entrepreneur Omar Johnson examines the secrets of how to use manipulation to get anybody to do what you want. You will also learn how to determine if someone is trying to manipulate you.

©2013 Omar Johnson (P)2013 Omar Johnson

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The book was like a giant intro on the topic of manipulation. Reminded me of a high school book report. Was looking for more specific information on how to positively manipulate others and defend myself against negative manipulation this book simply didn't deliver.

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Conceptual manipulation for good or evil

This book was informative and instructive; demonstrating how one could guard against or use manipulation to achieve one's desired goals or elicit a specific response/action to achieve said goal(s).

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The Narrator was terrible

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

People who have had no western social interaction. Ever.

What was most disappointing about Omar Johnson’s story?

The material was very uninspired. The author makes vast generalisations based on western psychology cliches.

What didn’t you like about Phillip Hubler’s performance?

Monotoned and no punctuation was observed. The narrator was in such a hurry to get through the material, there was no pause to acknowledge the end of chapter nor the title of the following chapter.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Utter disappointment.

Any additional comments?

The best way I can describe it - This book sounded like an auctioneer was trying to sell a car.

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  • Jon
  • 11-28-15

This should be called The Art of Persuasion

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

This book is probably more suited to those who are looking for a basic introduction to persuasion and maybe negoiation techniques.

Has The Art of Manipulation put you off other books in this genre?

No. But it has put me off of books by this author. At the end of the book there is a list of his other titles which range from Making Money Online to (questionable) self-improvement titles which to me shows that the author is at best a jack-of-all trades and at worst an opportunist hoping that the titles will sell the books regardless of the content.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Narration was average - not good - not bad.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment that the book hardly touched on the subject at all. There is a very confused understanding of the difference between persuasion and manipulation, and the author presents a very good expose of the former and hardly anything on the latter - which should be the subject of the book.

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  • Cade
  • 10-14-16

Not useful

Poorly written, too broad, no real information offered. Seems more like a money making idea from a person with no education in social manipulation.