I absolutely must start by saying how interesting it has been to read back to back books that help explore and reflect internally on behaviors which are self destructive or contrary to building healthy communities. Tavackus’ book helped me become aware now more than any time in my life the negative influences (internal and external). I now recognize the importance of protecting myself from characters such as the “Manipulator”. My synopsis thus far reads as a self help book, perhaps it is, hopefully there is no offense to Tavackus Dawson author of an excellent book to help people recognize the traits of those who are not serving your best interest and doing more hurting than helping. I featured Tavackus for my Street Portraits series earlier this year where he spoke about the book and the work he does to inspire others. Check it out here.