It seems like we face manipulative people on a daily basis and everywhere we go, whether we are at home or work or online. While it is probable not that often, the occasional encounters can be so stressful that people will avoid all kinds of situations just to avoid manipulative people or worse, become manipulative to try to survive by "fighting fire with fire". Thankfully there is a better way. In psychiatry, we have dealt with some of the most manipulative people on the planet for over a hundred years. This is lecture distills the wisdom of psychiatry on surviving manipulative people into an understandable and useable format for the lay person. Starting with an overview of the official DSM 5 personality disorders as a foundation, I cover the common manipulative strategies and defenses. Then I move to the ultimate manipulators, Borderlines. I deconstruct the strategies and techniques they use to control others and then teach you judo like moves that protect you and even discourage them from trying to manipulate you. I've given this lecture and associated workshop to dozens of audiences in the service industry and helping professions, from teachers to nurses to social workers to health care providers. It is so popular that I am often invited back to repeat the lecture and workshop year after year. You can contact me through www.scottcarrollmd.com to schedule this invaluable training for your team or conference.