They employ different faces in different situations as a tool for getting what they want. They will use lies and deceit where necessary, while also being capable of charm and friendliness.
They will disclose “truths” about themselves to garner trust and utilize guilt to make people do their bidding.
Their manipulations are subtle – they seek to accomplish their aims without drawing too much attention to their less desirable qualities. They may have many acquaintances, but they struggle to form strong friendships or relationships.
They are generally very calculating and careful when it comes to their actions. Everything needs to be planned and executed with precision so as to maximize their chances of success.
They are distrustful of human goodness; they see it as weak and naive to rely on others for anything.