Surrounded by Psychopaths: How to Protect Yourself from Being Manipulated and Exploited in Business (and in Life)

Surrounded by Psychopaths: How to Protect Yourself from Being Manipulated and Exploited in Business (and in Life)

by Thomas Erikson

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Overview

#1 internationally bestselling author Thomas Erikson shows readers how to identify and avoid the psychopaths around them.

Charming, charismatic, and delightful or manipulative, self-serving, and cunning? Psychopaths are both and that’s exactly what makes them dangerous. Bestselling author of the international phenomenon Surrounded by Idiots, Thomas Erikson reveals how to identify the psychopaths in your life and combat their efforts to control and manipulate.

Using the same simple four-color system of behavior classification that made Surrounded by Idiots so popular, Surrounded by Psychopaths teaches readers how to deal with psychopaths in their lives by becoming aware of their own behavior and their weaknesses. Vivid example stories illustrate ways that psychopaths can take advantage of various behavior types, helping readers identify their own weaknesses and be proactive about protecting themselves. Erikson outlines some of the most common forms of manipulation used by psychopaths—and others—to influence those around them. Since manipulation can often be a feature of ordinary, non-psychopathic relationships, the book also includes practical methods and techniques to help readers confront controlling people and rehabilitate negative relationships into mutually respectful ones.

By understanding your behavior as well as the tendencies and strategies of psychopaths, Surrounded by Psychopaths will teach you to protect yourself from manipulative influence in your workplace, social life, and family.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250763884
Publisher: St. Martin's Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/06/2020
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 311,919
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Thomas Erikson is a Swedish behavioral expert, active lecturer, and bestselling author. For the more than fifteen years he has been traveling all over Europe delivering lectures and seminars in Swedish and English to executives and managers at a wide range of companies, including IKEA, Coca Cola, Microsoft, Volvo and KIA Motors.

Surrounded by Idiots (Omgiven Av Idioter) has been a Swedish runaway bestseller since it was first published in 2014. It has sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide, of which nearly 1 million copies have been sold in Sweden alone, and it has been translated into 42 languages.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS:
INTRODUCTION
1. WHAT ACTUALLY IS A PSYCHOPATH?
2. PROTECTING YOURSELF: A BASIC DEFENSE AGAINST PSYCHOPATHS
3. WHO WANTS TO GET AT ME?
4. SURROUNDED BY IDIOTS? THIS IS HOW YOU GET RID OF THEM
5. MANIPULATION IS EVERYWHERE
6. THE FACE OF MANIPULATION
7.THE DOMINANT RED PSYCHOPATH
8. THE CHARMING YELLOW PSYCHOPATH
9. THE PASSIVE GREEN PSYCHOPATH
10. THE METICULOUS BLUE PSYCHOPATH
11. HOW A PSYCHOPATH MANIPULATES A RED
12. HOW A PSYCHOPATH MANIPULATES A YELLOW PERSON
13. HOW A PSYCHOPATH MANIPULATES A GREEN PERSON
14. HOW A PSYCHOPATH MANIPULATES A BLUE PERSON
15. COMMON MANIPULATION TECHNIQUES
16. EVERYDAY MANIPULATION AND HOW TO HANDLE IT
17. WHAT IF NOTHING WORKS?

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