Dr. George K. Simon knows how people push your buttons: your children—especially teens—are experts at it, as is your mate. A coworker may quietly undermine your efforts while professing to be helpful, or your boss may prey on your weaknesses. Manipulative people have two goals: to win and to look good doing it. Too often, those they abuse are only vaguely aware of what is happening to them.
In this eye-opening book, you'll discover:
—four reasons why victims have a hard time leaving abusive relationships
—power tactics manipulative people use to push their own agendas and justify their behavior
—ways to redefine the rules of engagement between you and the abuser
—how to spot potential weaknesses in your character that can set you up for manipulation
—two tools for personal empowerment to help you maintain greater strength in all relationships