Why Is It Always About You

Author: Sandy Hotchkiss
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439106533
Size: 46.69 MB
Format: PDF
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In this groundbreaking book -- the first popular book on narcissism in more than a decade -- clinical social worker and psychotherapist Sandy Hotchkiss shows you how to cope with controlling, egotistical people who are incapable of the fundamental give-and-take that sustains healthy relationships. Exploring how individuals come to have this shortcoming, why you get drawn into their perilous orbit, and what you can do to break free, Hotchkiss describes the "Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism" and their origins. You will learn to recognize these hallmarks of unhealthy narcissism -- Shamelessness, Magical Thinking, Arrogance, Envy, Entitlement, Exploitation, Bad Boundaries -- and to understand the roles that parenting and culture play in their creation. Whether the narcissist in question is a coworker, spouse, parent, or child, Why Is It Always About You? provides abundant practical advice for anyone struggling to break narcissism's insidious spread to the next generation, and for anyone who encounters narcissists in everyday life.


Publisher: Lichtenstein Creative Media
ISBN: 1932479716
Size: 73.54 MB
Format: PDF
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The Narcissist You Know

Author: Joseph Burgo
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476785708
Size: 35.75 MB
Format: PDF
View: 801
In the tradition of The Sociopath Next Door, clinical psychologist Joseph Burgo’s The Narcissist You Know is a “clear, easily digestible” (Kirkus Reviews) guide to help you identify, disarm, and coexist with extreme narcissists. In today’s social media and selfie-obsessed culture, we are living in an age of narcissism—and a society that often celebrates this potentially harmful trait rather than understanding it as a psychological disorder. Scientists are beginning to learn that narcissism exists on a spectrum—much like autism—and most of us exhibit some mild narcissistic tendencies. But one in twenty people fall into a category the author refers to as Extreme Narcissism, in which these self-absorbed characteristics result in destructive behavior that harms not only the individual but everyone around them, including friends, family, and coworkers. With more than thirty years of experience studying personality disorders and treating extreme narcissists, Dr. Joseph Burgo has developed a useful guidebook to help you “spot narcissists out there in the wild” (Glamour) and then understand and manage the narcissistic personalities in your own life. Relying on detailed profiles, vignettes from the author’s practice, and celebrity biographies, The Narcissist You Know offers easy-to-understand tools and solutions you can use to defuse hostile situations and survive assaults on your self-esteem should you ever find yourself in an extreme narcissist’s orbit.

The Seven Deadly Sins

Author: Anne Kearns
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 9781855753532
Size: 42.76 MB
Format: PDF
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"The Seven Deadly Sins" grew out of a post-qualification training course of the same name. It aims to make more accessible some concepts from the world of psychoanalysis, self-psychology, and affective neuroscience, as well as commenting on the challenge of working "in the real world." This is achieved by offering an integrative and anecdotal perspective on issues that have been generally un- or under-explored in trainings that have a humanistic emphasis, issues such as envy, shame, love and hate, trauma, addiction, money, and eating disorders. These issues are illustrated through the judicious use of clinical case studies. One case study in particular is referred to in several chapters, including one in depth, to emphasize that the same clinical presentation can be viewed through different lenses. Various "maps" are provided to assist the supervisor and clinician in holding opposing diagnostic models and in working with psychotherapy and counselling trainees. The book follows a logical path with the first chapter exploring the beginnings of supervision and the supervisory relationship, while the latter chapters look at the issues detailed above, as well as other things such as the reasons for "labels" like the DSM categories. Kearns highlights the need to watch out for dogma and to deconstruct the myths that build up in the different therapies. The chapters can be read in isolation, which makes the book an ideal tool for the supervisor and clinician to use in response to specific issues.

The Cult Next Door

Author: Judith L. Carlone
Publisher: Two Poles Press, LLC
ISBN: 1576333000
Size: 77.26 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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During Thanksgiving vacation of her freshman year at Swarthmore College (1977), Elizabeth, at her mother's insistence, attended a "stress-reduction" session with a biofeedback technician on staff at a Manhattan psychologist's office. During that first visit, this man filled her ears with prophetic visions of a glorious future--the inheritance of those fortunate few who might choose to accompany him. His confidence and charisma entranced her, and she soon recruited two of her college roommates. When the psychologist fired his assistant two years later, Elizabeth and her mother followed. Over the next decade, this man, a malevolent genius and master of manipulating metaphysical concepts to benefit a self-serving agenda, organized a small, dedicated band of followers. "The Group" evolved into an incestuous family--a cult. Their brainwashed minds became fused with a distinctive, New Age doctrine. A coterie of spiritual "Navy Seals", they scrambled in terror, training to survive the inevitable cataclysm--one man's divine vision of Armageddon. Subsequent to a momentous event in August 1994, with the guru as high priest, "The Black Dog Religion" was born. Elizabeth sank into a pit of despair, darker than she ever could have imagined was possible. From the adolescent gullibility which seduced her astray, to the enlightenment which led her to freedom, you will travel an incredible journey. For anyone who has ever been trapped by a person who would not let them go, within this book lies a message of hope.

Educating Today S Overindulged Youth

Author: Chad Mason
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Education
ISBN: 9781607092063
Size: 80.83 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book examines narcissistic, self-absorbed attitudes and behaviors of individuals and the effects of these attitudes and behaviors on the American school system, discussing multiple strategies to combat narcissism in schools.

The Seven Deadly Sins

Author: Steven Schwartz
Publisher: Gramercy
Size: 37.43 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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¸ PRIDE ¸ ENVY ¸ ANGER ¸ COVETOUSNESS ¸ GLUTTONY ¸ SLOTH ¸ LUST AND THEN THERE IS SIN ITSELF! From the Old Testament to W.C. Fields; Anonymous to Cary Grant, many words have been expressed on behalf of Sin, and the seven deadliest of them. This book is a riotous collection of 1,500 of these quotes. With amusing line drawings, and a foreword by James Finn Garner, bestselling author of Politically Correct Bedtime Stories, that reassures the sinner not to feel guilty all the time, THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS is so witty, wise, and entertaining that it's a downright sin! Pride: "Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you're wonderful." --Ann Landers Envy: "Jealousy is all the fun you think they had." --Erica Jong Anger: "Arguments only confirm people in their own opinions." --Booth Tarkington Covetousness: "The point is, you can't be too greedy." --Donald Trump Gluttony: "Better belly burst than good liquor be lost." --Jonathan Swift Sloth: "Never do today what you can do as well tomorrow." --Aaron Burr Lust: "Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire." --George Bernard Shaw Sin: "When choosing between two evils, I always take the one I've never tried before." --Mae West With a brief introduction to each sin as well as a definition and many, many synonyms (in case you thought what you did was not really sinful!), THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS and its 1,500 quotations is delicious, delightful--and devilish!

The Seven Deadly Friendships

Author: Mary E. DeMuth
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736974865
Size: 67.58 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Friends for a Season? There's something wrong with your friendship, but you can't figure out why. Is everything in your head? Unfortunately, toxic friendships happen to everyone, but we seldom identify the underlying issues while we battle confusion or the friendship breaks up. Maybe you're left bewildered in the friendship's wake, paralyzed to move forward. After wading through several difficult friendships, Mary DeMuth reveals the seven different types of toxic relationships and empowers you to identify the messiest relationships causing you the greatest anguish. Face the reality of your broken relationship, and unearth exactly what went wrong. Discover why you may attract toxic people. Heal from broken relational patterns so you can choose safer friends. Evaluate when it's time to press into a friendship or let it go. You'll gain a new relationship with Jesus as you trust him to be your confidant, healer, and life-giving friend.