Once you’re intimately familiar with all the tactics they habitually employ to: 1) get the better of you; and 2) look good while doing it, you can be more sure of your judgments about your manipulator’s character.

Recognizing manipulation tactics and knowing how to respond to them is the key to personal empowerment.

For sadists, making someone else grovel is not only the major way they secure a position of dominance in their relationships but also an activity they truly enjoy.

Human aggression is most often manifested in the unscrupulous and undisciplined will to power.

By nature aggression that is covertly expressed is hard to detect, especially when you don’t know what to look for.