you can use their beliefs against them, by "having the same ones" to make them feel closer to you. This is why we have mirror neurons.
Instilling fear/Using it to motivate them:
Let's say someone is motivated by status. If they're sitting around on the couch not going to that event you want them to be at with you--say something like "what would they think of you?"
If you understand why they're motivated by status [their parents], add something like "what would your parents think of you?" Although I would completely advise against this, because it's quite obvious. A master manipulator is coy and no one would EVER suspect/accuse them of manipulative tendencies. The minute someone catches you--game over.
If your chosen person is constantly telling you things like "I'm adventurous", and they prove the opposite - try reverse psychology. "Interesting - thought you were adventurous.."
Similar to reverse psychology. Although, this would be more applicable if you wanted to place the blame on them, or an enemy.