• The Art of Persuasion: How to Spot and Stop Manipulation

  • Analyze and Influence People with Dark Psychology
  • By: Patrick Stinson
  • Narrated by: Tom Haig
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (89 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Has anyone ever told you that someone you love is manipulating you?

Do you find yourself frustrated or full of conflicting emotions in one of your relationships?

Or are you working a job where your colleague or boss controls you?

If any of these scenarios apply to you, it’s time you to listen to this guide.

Manipulation can be inherent in our relationships because of our reliance on emotions.

But there comes the point where manipulation becomes emotional abuse.

A victim can feel guilt, failure, and often, controlled by a friend, boss, or even loved one.

Being controlled and hurt by manipulation is not your fault!

While you may not be able to take the manipulator out of someone you love and care about, you can protect yourself from their manipulation.

By learning how manipulators work, you can avoid being manipulated and ultimately, beat them at their own game.

Being free of a toxic, manipulative relationship will completely change your life for the better.

Published in the Harvard Business Review in 2001, Dr. Robert Cialdini’s “Harnessing the Science of Persuasion” heavily informs this guide with scientifically proven strategies and analyses of manipulative personalities.

As a significant area of human psychology, Dr. Cialdini’s work, among others’, informs patterns and behaviors that affect so many of us and our relationships.

When you listen to this guide, you’ll find:

  • The most telling indicators that you’re the victim of manipulation, even if you don’t want to admit it!
  • The absolute worst things you are doing right now to enable a manipulator
  • How you can still love a manipulator (even if it sounds impossible!)
  • Guaranteed-to-work strategies for dealing with a manipulator at your place of work, without threatening your job
  • The most effective, and safest, tactics to confront a manipulator, especially when it escalates
  • How to identify the type of manipulator you’re dealing with
  • What you need to do to protect your money from a manipulator before it’s too late!
  • How to confront a loved one who is manipulating you, even if you’ve tried and failed many times before!

It is challenging to confront those we love and make hard changes to our relationships. But living in a vicious cycle of manipulation robs you of joy, self-esteem, and the life you deserve.

This guide is the first step toward getting your life back.

You will learn about yourself and the people around you, and then determine the best strategies for keeping those you care about close while protecting yourself.

Is it finally time to live a life of independence, peace, and happiness you deserve by separating yourself from the unhealthy manipulation in your life? Take the first step by getting this audiobook now!

©2019 Patrick Stinson (P)2019 Patrick Stinson

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Thanks!

I also learned about dark seduction techniques, how media resources program and control us, body language, etc. I am completely satisfied to listen this audiobook. Thanks!

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I hand and listening for understanding.

A very informative book on Dark Psychology to Manipulate! I hand and listening for understanding his spoken instruction is well. I am so grateful I found this book.

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This is absolutely the best one.

I was actually impressed by how much useful information squeezed in such a short book on dark psychology. This book causes me to profoundly make a few information investigation effectively. This is absolutely the best one.

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Well-organized and presented.

This audiobook is certainly well-organized and presented. Its an extreme control handbook pressed with huge amounts of minimal known control systems.

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I really cherished this book.

I really cherished this book and would propose any person who needs such kind of data. Clarifying the essayist's nuances for my life is extraordinarily useful.

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This book is outstanding.

This book is outstanding. I slanted such tremendous quantities of effective things from this book. I am glad that I bought this audiobook.

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All the strategies are proven.

Explained everything. All the strategies are proven and easy to follow even a beginner can do it. After reading this book I can say, this book can be a reference to learn about ways of influence peoples.

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Many influences on human behavior.

Listen to this book to understand the many influences on human behavior that can be exploited and how to guard against being a victim of conditioned responses.

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This book is helpful.

It is true that it's difficult to confront a loved one who is manipulating you. This book is helpful and opened my eyes to do so.

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Avoid being manipulated in the future.

After listening this book my eyes have been opened to how shady some people can be. The techniques explained will help me to avoid being manipulated in the future.

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A piece of art

This book as indicated by many critics, is indeed, the greatest novel from the 20th century. It is admirable the amount of emotion the author is capable of transmiting.
The narator has a lovely voice.

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  • Jennette Ellenburg
  • 12-19-19

I'm also glad I tried it.

I'm looking for a simple but informative audio book. This guide audio book helped me explore human behaviors and personalities. I'm also glad I tried it.

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  • Cynthia Fain
  • 12-18-19

Love this audio book!

I can say that this audio book has given you everything you need to know about Dark Psychology. This audio book has helped me understand chronic inflammation and the successful ways to combat it. Love this audio book!

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  • Elma Medina
  • 12-16-19

Well done!

I really enjoyed this audio book and it also give me a great listening experience. Well done!

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  • Bonny Whitcher
  • 12-12-19

Start learning to influence other people.

This audiobook is impressive yet needs to be improve. I really liked it since it helped me to influence other people.

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  • James Dennis
  • 12-10-19

Not persuaded

After listening to Robert Greene's stuff with glee I really struggled here and gave up after two sessions and getting to chapter 4. I may try it again, but generally I would say it failed to persuade me it was good. The guy reading it didn't do much for me either. Sorry guys.