Dale Hartley is a retired professor and university dean, and is a frequent contributor to Psychology Today. His blog about master manipulatorsis 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.
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.