In Ross’s seminar, Codependents and Emotional Manipulators: Understanding the Attraction, he shares his ideas and his essay about the “codependent/emotional manipulator dance. He also reads his essay, Codependency, Don’t Dance! This essay was the inspiration of both the seminar and his book, The Human Magnet Syndrome.
In Ross’s book, The Human Magnet Syndrome: Why We Love People Who Hurt Us, he introduces a new psychological theory describing the irresistible love attraction between opposite personality types: Codependents and Emotional Manipulators. These relationships are “perfectly” dysfunctionally balanced.
Emotional Manipulators are pathological narcissists and Codependents are pathological givers and caretakers. When both are attracted to each other, they are magnetically and irresistibly drawn into romantic relationships, not so much by what they see, feel and think, but more by an invisible and irresistible force – the Human Magnet Syndrome