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

Book Title Controlling People
Author Name Patricia Evans
Publishing house Adams Media; First edition
Country – city USA
Date of issue 2003
Number of pages 324 

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Learn how to ‘break the spell’ of control with Patricia Evans‘ new bestseller. Already hailed by Oprah Winfrey, Controlling People deals with issues big and small – revealing the thought processes of those who seek to control in order to provide a ‘spell-breaking’ mind-set for those who suffer this insidious manipulation. Invaluable insight and advice for those who seek support.

An interpersonal communications specialist, Evans (The Verbally Abusive Relationship) has written a timely book that not only helps readers free themselves from controlling types but also seeks to explain the occurrence of verbal abuse, battering, stalking, harassment, hate crimes, gang violence, tyranny, terrorism, and territorial invasion. What she calls a “compelling force” overcomes these controllers; because they sense the overwhelming “psychic pain, distress, and discord permeating the world,” they must impose a twisted kind of order on their friends, lovers, and acquaintances. Often, she continues, people with good intentions end up doing the opposite of what they would need to do to realize a goal or fulfill a need. This is a compelling work, but it belongs in the hands of counselors; lay readers who feel controlled will find it worthwhile but hard going. Public and academic libraries with special collections on relationships should also strongly consider. Susan E. Burdick, MLS, Reading, PA 
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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“A timely book that not only helps readers free themselves from controlling types but also seeks to explain the occurrence of verbal abuse, battering, stalking, harassment, hate crimes, gang violence, tyranny, terrorism, and territorial invasion.” —Library Journal

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