Protect yourself from master manipulators,

their schemes and abuse

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Stalkers * Schemers * Swindlers

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Pathological Liars

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Dale Hartley is a retired professor and university dean, and is a frequent contributor to Psychology Today. His blog about master manipulators is visited by thousands each week -- over 3 million page views to date. Dr. Hartley became a psychologist and professor after the Great Recession of 2008 ended his business. He is the former CEO of Lionhart Group, Ltd., which had operations in 14 states and Puerto Rico. He lives in New Mexico.

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Machiavellians, better known as "master manipulators," are hardwired to lie, cheat, scheme, and betray. They outnumber psychopaths and malignant narcissists and can be just as destructive. Machiavellians: Gulling the Rubes explores the psychology of these toxic personalities and shows you how to recognize them, outwit them, and protect yourself.

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The Mach-20

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Machiavellian characters

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Scarlett O'Hara

Gone with the Wind


Jerry Lundegaard

Fargo


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Henry Hill

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The Mach-20 test of Machiavellianism measures one's tendency to be manipulative,

deceptive, and exploitative. It's modeled on the MACH-IV, which was the original test

of Machiavellianism created by Richard Christie and Florence L. Geis.


Here are six sample statements from the Mach-20. Do not draw any conclusions

based on your responses to these six statements. The test is only valid if all

20 statements are rated and scored.

  • Most people will take advantage of you if given half a chance.
  • It's better to lose than to win by cheating.
  • Don't tell the truth unless you're sure it's what they want to hear.
  • Success in life depends a lot on having a good moral character.
  • To get what you want, reveal as little as possible.
  • Most people will stand up for what they believe in.
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When taking the Mach-20, you'll rate each statement on a scale from "strongly agree" to "strongly disagree." The test and scoring instructions are included in the book.

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Some books you read and soon forget.

I give you my word -- this one you'll remember!

Some books you read and soon forget.

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