Summary of The Manipulative Man

Identify His Behavior, Counter the Abuse, Regain Control

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The Manipulative Man book summary
If he seems too good to be true, he just might be.


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Things would be just fine if only you would take complete responsibility for everything. That’s what “manipulative men” would like you to believe, says renowned behavioral expert Dorothy McCoy. She has written a useful field guide describing the most prevalent types of manipulative males. Find out what motivates them and how you may be unknowingly contributing to the difficulties in your relationship. getAbstract recommends taking some of McCoy’s quizzes to identify manipulative patterns. Try her advice for change. Chances are you’re not the crazy one.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to identify manipulative characteristics;
  • What techniques you can use to improve communication and work for change; and
  • When to leave the relationship.


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About the Author

Dorothy McCoy, Ed.D., lectures, writes, and teaches personality and behavior subjects, including stress, anger and couples’ issues. She’s the author of The Ultimate Book of Personality Tests and Reversing Your Type II Diabetes.

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