Category Archives: Manipulators

Manipulation and Gaslighting Early Research

In Sheep’s Clothing lifted the veil on covert personalities, their manipulation tactics, and gaslighting. Now the task is to create a less character-impaired world.

Beyond Egocentrism to Wholesome Character

Mature character demands we outgrow our natural egocentrism. But an entitled, egocentric, narcissistic culture holds many of us back.

Compulsive Lying Versus Tactical Lying

Most pathological lying is tactical lying, for the sole purpose of maintaining a position of advantage to abuse and exploit.

Codependency Versus Emotional Dependency

True codependency is widely misunderstood, and often mistaken for emotional dependency, a significant risk factor for abuse and exploitation in relationships.

The Crazy Making Behaviors of Disturbed Characters

Recognizing manipulation tactics when you encounter them, and responding appropriately is key to both sanity and personal empowerment.

Emotional Romeos Are Masters of Seduction

Emotional Romeos are masters of seduction. They can sweep you off your feet at first, but they’ll inevitably bring you pain and heartache.

Understanding Subtle Manipulation

Subtle manipulation almost always causes gaslighting – the crazy-making feeling I first described in the opening pages of my landmark first book, In Sheep’s Clothing. And you suffer this effect because of how long it takes to validate what you suspect is the truth about your manipulator.

Don’t Miss these 3 Important Interviews

You won’t want to miss these 3 important interviews, airing live May 7 and available free and in recorded form after the event. And please share the information with friends.

Covert Personalities and Personality Disorders

Covert personalities are not who they appear to be. They know how to look good but don’t care much about actually being good. By the time you figure out who they really are, you’ve already invested much and a lot of damage has been done.

Shameless Characters Prove an Important Point

Malignant narcissists are shameless characters. And they prove and important point: not all shame is inherently toxic or detrimental to one’s self-image.