In Sheep's Clothing: Understanding and Dealing with Manipulative People

In Sheep's Clothing: Understanding and Dealing with Manipulative People

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by George K. Simon
     
 

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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

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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

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"[After reading In Sheep's Clothing] I am beginning to reclaim my life, find my self-respect and confidence." —Marc, Virginia
online purchaser Erin

”Thank you for your book, In Sheep’s Clothing. My husband and I saw several counselors to help us through the problems we were having with my mother-in-law who is immature and manipulative. The counselors spent most of their time trying to get me [to accept her], instead of teaching me [as only your book did] ways to cope with her manipulation.”

a reader in New England Carnelian

“I've not read a more eye opening book. It hits the problem nail right on the head. If you suspect someone is manipulating you, please read this most valuable book. It will truly pull the wool off of your eyes.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935166313
Publisher:
Parkhurst Brothers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
77,599
File size:
525 KB

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"[After reading In Sheep's Clothing] I am beginning to reclaim my life, find my self-respect and confidence." —-Marc, Virginia

Meet the Author

Dr. George Simon received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Texas Tech University. As a private practitioner and consultant, he specialized in disturbances of personality and character for more than 25 years.

He has appeared on several national radio and television programs, including Fox News Network and CNN, given more than 300 workshops and seminars nationwide, and consulted to numerous businesses, agencies, and organizations seeking his expertise on character disturbance. His book, “In Sheep’s Clothing:  Understanding and Dealing with Manipulative People,” regarded by many as the premier book on manipulation, has remained a bestseller for over 17 years, and has enjoyed a five-star rating since it debuted with both Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com.  A newly revised and expanded edition was published by Parkhurst Brothers in 2010.

In August 2010, Parkhurst Brothers released Dr. Simon’s second book: “Character Disturbance: The Phenomenon of Our Age.” This groundbreaking book takes an in-depth look at how the modern age of permissiveness and entitlement has fueled an epidemic of responsibility-challenged personalities, provides common sense guidelines for understanding and dealing with impaired characters, and outlines the steps societies must take to promote solid character formation in their citizens. 

In 2013, Abingdon Press released Dr. Simon’s first book written exclusively for the Christian faith community, “The Judas Syndrome.” Only six days after its release, it received its first five-star review on Amazon.com.  In this book, Dr. Simon shares his observations about the power of genuine faith to heal and transform.

Until recently, Dr. Simon maintained an active private practice dedicated to assisting individuals develop character. In addition to providing psychotherapy services to persons interested in character development, he specialized in comprehensive personality assessments, mental health professional training, consultations to businesses and organizations, and support services to individuals in relationships with problem characters.  He has posted more than 150 Internet articles, and is on the faculty of several popular international blogs.

Perhaps one of his proudest achievements, Dr. Simon is also the principal composer of “Anthem for the Millennium (America, My Home!).” The song gained popularity when a regional television station paired it with a video montage after the 9-11 attacks, and it has now been performed live to audiences totaling over one million.

More information about Dr. Simon may be found on his blog: www.manipulative-people.com or his website:  www.drgeorgesimon.com.  

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In Sheep's Clothing: Understanding and Dealing with Manipulative People 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think everyone who is considering the purchase of this book already knows they may be having a problem with an individual who is being controlling or manipulative. The potential reader is looking for a way to deal effectively with that person. This entire book sets about exploring the different ways people try to control or manipulate others. It also goes into great depth giving some examples of that behavior and the psyche aspects of the perpetrator. That may be helpful but there is only one small chapter in the book talking to specific action that may be taken by the subject of the controller. Reading the book was a bit drawn out for me because I found myself wading through the detail trying to pull out some specific useful information that would help me deal with my specific circumstance. I am sure there must be better books out there. I was very disppointed especially since the book was well reviewed by others.
cathifornia More than 1 year ago
I found this book interesting, but I think the author could have put much more information into this book such as cures for this disorder, recovery outcomes and so on. I did find the information in the book very interesting and did use it for a public speaking topic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Waste of money a rehash of the same old tired crap. If your wounded or hurt it might make you feel less of a looser. if your looking to understand manipulative people shop elsewhere.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
What an amazing book! This is one direct, straight as arrow book that helps you face reality and deal with it. I have read other books but George Simon tells it like it is. Only the courageous ones who want to abort a vicious cycle of manipulation and claim their life back will 'handle' such a raw, truthful book! This is reality!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book not only teaches you who the manipulators are but also how to approach. Great read Highly recommend!
Wingsofpoesy More than 1 year ago
Whether you are a therapist, teacher, parent or corporate executive, Dr. Simon's 30 years of research into the minds of manipulative people is presented here in a format for professionals and laymen alike. Not only does he clearly explain the types of manipulative characters/personalities, but also gives you steps for recognizing and diffusing the behavior. As a parent and graduate student in counseling, I have gained valuable tools already put into practice. Most importantly, by not allowing my children to use manipulative tactics, I am experiencing a greater sense of self-respect (you will read about this in the book) and a mutually respectful and meaningful relationship with those whom I love the most. A relatively quick but immensely potent read.
JillMV More than 1 year ago
The author explains very well the disorder and gives good guidance for the victims.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book gives you good examples that covers almost every area of the life, but the solution given are too brief, I hope author gives detailed solution in future releases.