1) They developed conning as an early survival technique.

2) They use conning as a way to get their needs met.

3) They may be unaware of their needs.

4) They are unaware of the costs of their needs.

5) They are exceptional “readers” of others needs.

6) They know how to push other people’s buttons.

7) They dismiss the damage their conning does to others.

8) For them the ends justify the means.

9) They con themselves.

10) We are all emotional con artists until we become aware of the power of our needs.


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