After having read several books on different self-help topics, psychology books, psychiatry books, etc., I MUST recommend you buy this one, first. It cuts straight through the BS - neatly and cleanly. I have bought copies of this book for friends and can't recommend it enough. -- E. Adams, online purchaser
Don't be bossed around ever again!!! In Sheep's Clothing: Understanding with Manipulative People by George Simon, Ph.D. is a godsend to anyone who has ever questioned their own sanity while in any kind of a relationship with a controlling and manipulative person. -- The Aeolian Kid, an online purchaser
Dr. Simon teaches the mechanics of popular tactics used by manipulators and how you can identify and thwart their tactics so you can control the outcome. This book helped me with a person I had no choice but to see daily. After the end of every "friendly" conversation I felt depressed or insulted but could not figure out how this person was doing it. This book helped me to understand what was really happening. Dr. Simon's guidelines exposed this person and allowed me to take control. Because this person knows I can no longer be controlled, I now have--not a perfect relationship--but one that's better than the alternative. -- A Reader in Chicago
This book is like the decoder ring for the jumbled mess that is a manipulator's modus operandi. Do yourself a favor and get this book now. -- Christy, a reader in Missouri
It is sad that there are people out there that make life so much harder than it should be for others. Being able to identify such people in your life (both at home and at work) is very important and can be of invaluable help to 1) not go crazy yourself, and 2) take corrective action. Dr. Simon's book is written with amazing clarity. If you read only one book this year, read this one. -- JA0008, Online Purchaser
Dr. George Simon knows how people push your buttons. Your children--especially teens--are expert at it, as is your mate. A co-worker 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. Often those they abuse are only vaguely aware of what is happening to them. In this eye-opening book, you'll also discover...
* 4 reasons why victims have a hard time leaving abusive relationships
* Power tactics manipulators use to push their own agendas and justify their behavior
*Ways to redefine the rules of engagement between you and an abuser
* How to spot potential weaknesses in your character that can set you up for manipulation.
* 12 tools for personal empowerment to help you maintain greater strength in all relationships