Surrounded By Psychopaths: Or, How To Stop Being Exploited By Others

Thomas Erikson


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Some people are exceptionally manipulative. They can convince anyone about anything and lure them with their charm. They enjoy controlling others and will do anything to get what they want.

Sound familiar?

The bad news is that you can’t really escape them. But here comes the good news: you can beat them at their own game.

After going through the highs and lows of different personality types (Red, Blue, Green and Yellow) in his international bestseller Surrounded by Idiots, Swedish behavioural expert Thomas Erikson will now show you how your weaknesses and personality traits can be exploited by other people and how you can stop them in their tracks.

By learning more about your personality type and how you work, you’ll be able to see through any psychopath's manipulative behaviours and fend off their attempts to wreak havoc into your life.

Witty, engaging and informative, this book will give you everything you need to handle life’s most skilled manipulators and identify the psychopaths in your life… before it’s too late!

What will you learn from this book

  1. Recognize Psychopathic Traits: Learn to identify psychopathic traits such as charm, manipulation, lack of empathy, and impulsivity. Understanding these characteristics can help you recognize and avoid potentially harmful individuals in your personal and professional life.

  2. Set Boundaries: Establish clear boundaries to protect yourself from exploitation by psychopathic individuals. Communicate your boundaries assertively and be prepared to enforce them if necessary.

  3. Trust Your Instincts: Trust your instincts and intuition when interacting with others. If something feels off or too good to be true, it's essential to investigate further and not ignore warning signs.

  4. Practice Emotional Regulation: Develop emotional resilience and regulation skills to prevent psychopaths from manipulating your emotions. Maintain control over your feelings and reactions, even in challenging situations.

  5. Enhance Communication Skills: Improve your communication skills to effectively convey your thoughts, feelings, and boundaries. Clear and assertive communication can help prevent psychopaths from exploiting or manipulating you.

  6. Avoid Falling for Manipulation: Be vigilant and aware of manipulation tactics employed by psychopathic individuals, such as gaslighting, guilt-tripping, and love bombing. Educate yourself about these techniques to avoid falling victim to manipulation.

  7. Build a Support Network: Surround yourself with trustworthy and supportive individuals who have your best interests at heart. A strong support network can provide encouragement, validation, and protection against exploitation.

  8. Practice Self-Care: Prioritize self-care activities to maintain your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Engage in activities that promote relaxation, stress reduction, and personal fulfillment to build resilience against manipulation.

  9. Seek Professional Help: If you're struggling to cope with the effects of psychopathic manipulation, consider seeking support from a therapist or counselor. Professional guidance can help you process your experiences and develop coping strategies.

  10. Educate Others: Share your knowledge and experiences with friends, family, and colleagues to raise awareness about psychopathic behavior and its impact. By educating others, you can help prevent exploitation and create a safer environment for everyone.

Language English
ISBN-10 1785043323
ISBN-13 9781785043321
No of pages 272
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Vermilion
Published Date 27 Oct 2020

About Author

Author : Thomas Erikson


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