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Controlling People : How to Recognize, Understand, and Deal With People Who Try to Control You - Patricia Evans

Controlling People

How to Recognize, Understand, and Deal With People Who Try to Control You

Paperback Published: 1st February 2003
ISBN: 9781580625692
Number Of Pages: 352

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How to Recognize, Understand, and Deal With People Who Try to Control You Does this sound like someone you know? Always needs to be right Tells you who you are and what you think Implies that you're wrong or inadequate when you don't agree Is threatened by people different from him- or herself Feels attacked when questioned Doesn't seem to really hear or see you If any of the traits above sound familiar, help is on the way! In 'Controlling People', bestselling author Patricia Evans ('The Verbally Abusive Relationship') tackles the "controlling personality," and reveals why and how these people try to run other people's lives. She also explains the compulsion that makes them continue this behavior-even as they alienate others and often lose those they love. AUTHOR: Patricia Evans is the founder of the Evans Interpersonal Communications Institute in Alamo, CA. She conducts workshops across the country, and has made numerous media appearances. Her first book, 'The Verbally Abusive Relationship', was praised by Newsweek as "groundbreaking."

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"...the most important thing is to realize that you don't deserve to be treated that way."-Oprah Winfrey (advance praise for Controlling People); "A groundbreaking new book."-Newsweek

Enlightening and educational


Help yourself to understand how you behave and react to people around you.



An amazing read!


This book is a magic tool which helps you easily understand the controlling actions of people and why they behave in this way. It provides excellent information and examples on how to deal with these types of personalities A handy reference book to keep close by.



Eye opener


Very informative helpful book.

Geelong AU


Controlling People

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Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xiii
Sense and Nonsensep. 3
The Problemp. 9
Intentionsp. 21
Beside Yourselfp. 27
The "Self" We Are Sometimes "Beside"p. 31
Disconnection: Training, Trying, and Traumap. 37
Built Backwardsp. 53
Pretending and Its Impactp. 57
Pervasive Disconnectionp. 63
Backwards Approachesp. 69
Backwards Connectionsp. 79
The Teddy Illusionp. 89
The Spellp. 101
The Control Connectionp. 111
The Controller and the Witnessp. 117
Plugged In and Powerlessp. 127
Signs of Separatenessp. 137
The Controller's Identity Dilemmap. 149
Fearp. 161
Control Tacticsp. 171
Confabulationp. 179
Other "Close" Connectionsp. 189
One Mind and the Conformity Connectionp. 203
Control: Perpetuated and Institutionalizedp. 215
The Compelling Forcep. 229
True Connectionp. 237
The Strangest Paradoxp. 243
Breaking the Spellp. 249
Clarityp. 265
Aligned with the Compelling Forcep. 277
Afterwordp. 283
Bibliographyp. 285
Surveyp. 287
Endnotesp. 291
Indexp. 293
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ISBN: 9781580625692
ISBN-10: 158062569X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st February 2003
Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised