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

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TitleControlling People: How to Recognize, Understand, and Deal with People Who Try to Control You
Publication TypeBook
Pub Year2003
AuthorsEvans, P.
Keywordscontrol, false self, identity, psychic prison
Notes "Other people's definitions of us are not just absurd--if unchallenged, they erect prison walls around us. As they rise higher, the light of awareness fades. The world darkens. We lose freedom, safety, confidence, conviction, and sometimes ourselves." (p. 77) "When people unwittingly form their identity out of one imposed on them by others, how they appear to others becomes an all-important barometer by which to validate their existence. In a backwards construction of self, there is no three-dimensionality, no depth, no space for future evolution and integration with the world. Human empathy, warmth, allowance for error--all that is considered to be humanity itself--may find no niche, no accommodation." (p. 54)
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