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Publisher's Summary

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
©2010 George K. Simon, Jr., Ph.D. (P)2011 Tantor
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5 out of 5 stars
By Darcy on 05-20-14

Great enlightenment for confused codependents

What did you love best about In Sheep's Clothing?

It sheds light that those victimizing others may not always do it as response to childhood abuse or insecurities, but rather because their behavior has worked for them for so long as a resource in competitions, coping, or achieving, thus they continue the behavior.

What other book might you compare In Sheep's Clothing to and why?

Emotional Vampires- This will help understand and consequently identify traits in others, such as the narcissist, blackmailer, or drama queen.

What about Kevin Foley’s performance did you like?

The voice was just about right for this type of audio book and gave listener ease at focusing on what narrator was presenting. I did giggle a bit, at a few moments, when he tried mimicking husband/wife scenarios, and their voices.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There were quite a few 'aha!' moments as I learned traits of personality types, how they might end up with each other, and why. Very enlightening.

Any additional comments?

I think this is a great listen for those that may be confused, cant quite figure out why relationships are not as one would like, or wants to understand more about motives behind certain behaviors.The author provides an unbiased review so listeners can understand traits that affect communication, jobs, and relationships.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Roman on 09-08-11

A safety-belt for going through life

First of all, go read all the gorgeous reviews on amazon for the printed version. It's a very popular book. In short, it goes into describing toxic people, their strategies for manipulating others and the weaknesses they exploit. And it offers strategies for dealing with them.

The reason I think this book is a must read is because we come across these toxic personalities more often than we think we do. They can really destroy your life in a very subtle way, so that you would barely feel this. The book offers an essential knowledge that any good person needs in order to survive.

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5 out of 5 stars
By shaun on 12-29-16

light bulb moment <br />

anyone struggling to understand what is going on but can't put there finger on it

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Tensa on 05-11-16

Brilliant! I would recommend this book .

Brilliant book, brings clarify to victim of manipulators. Equipped with useful tools on how to spot manipulative people and how to build boundaries and to be assertive. The narrator was excellent.

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By audrey musanhu on 11-08-17

must read book very educational.

A detailed book on manipulation, great information.Teaches on a lot of reasons and how tos when dealing with manipulative people.

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By Don on 11-24-16

Excellent to Help u identify dangerous people.

He doesn't explain alot about the effect of chonic emotional neglect, attachment trauma etc. Book Helps you develop filters against toxic people and their common ploys. Must read if you are dating and trying to determine what a person is capable of.

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