Why Is It Always About You

Author: Sandy Hotchkiss
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439106533
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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.

The Narcissist You Know

Author: Joseph Burgo
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476785694
Format: PDF, ePub
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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 Life of I Updated Edition

Author: Anne Manne
Publisher: Melbourne Univ. Publishing
ISBN: 0522868983
Format: PDF, ePub
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Far from being the work of a madman, Anders Breivik's murderous rampage in Norway was the action of an extreme narcissist. As the dead lay around him, he held up a finger asking for a Band-Aid. Written with the pace of a psychological thriller, The Life of I is a compelling account of the rise of narcissism in individuals and society. Manne examines the Lance Armstrong doping scandal and the alarming rise of sexual assaults in sport and the military, as well as the vengeful killings of Elliot Rodger in California. She looks at narcissism in the pursuit of fame and our obsession with 'making it'. She goes beyond the usual suspects of social media and celebrity culture to the deeper root of the issue: how a new narcissistic character-type is being fuelled by a cult of the self and the pursuit of wealth in a hypercompetitive consumer society. The Life of I also offers insights from the latest work in psychology, looking at how narcissism develops. But Manne also shows that there is an alternative: how to transcend narcissism, to be fully alive to the presence of others; how to create a world where love and care are no longer turned inward.

The Cult Next Door

Author: Judith L. Carlone
Publisher: Two Poles Press, LLC
ISBN: 1576333000
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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
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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.

Matki kt re nie potrafi kocha

Author: Susan Forward
Publisher: Virtualo
ISBN: 8328016753
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Przełamanie tabu macierzyńskiej miłości. W swojej bestsellerowej książce Susan Forward omawia szkody czynione przez niekochające matki w psychice córek i podsuwa tym ostatnim skuteczne sposoby przezwyciężania bolesnego dziedzictwa. Przez 35 lat praktyki terapeutycznej autorka pomogła wielu kobietom uporać się z emocjonalnym bagażem pozostałym po wychowaniu przez inne kobiety, o pokolenie starsze. Córki matek niezdolnych do miłości – obciążone latami krytyki, rywalizacji, odwrócenia ról, zaborczej kontroli, uczuciowych zaniedbań i innych form opresji – są szczególnie podatne na stany lękowe, depresje, nieudane związki, niską samoocenę i nieufność w relacjach z innymi ludźmi. Jak tłumaczy Susan Forward, można jednak wygoić „matczyną ranę”, znaleźć pomoc i odzyskać – albo raczej zdobyć po raz pierwszy – poczucie własnej wartości. Na stronach tej książki przewijają się różne typy tytułowych „matek, które nie potrafią kochać”: narcystyczne, zazdrosne, zaborcze, despotyczne, niewydolne życiowo i wychowawczo, stosujące przemoc wobec córek lub niezdolne do ich ochrony przed przemocą. Każdy z tych typów generuje szczególne napięcia w relacji matka–córka, które najpierw trzeba zidentyfikować i zrozumieć, aby móc rozpocząć proces uzdrawiania. Wypełniona poruszającymi świadectwami książka wtajemnicza czytelniczki w konkretne techniki samopomocy wypracowane przez Susan Forward na użytek jej pacjentek. Zastosowanie tych metod odmieniło już niejedno życie, pozwalając się uporać z bólem dzieciństwa i podjąć działania we własnym najlepszym interesie. Napisany z pasją i pasjonujący w lekturze poradnik doświadczonej terapeutki zapewnia rzeszom niekochanych córek wsparcie emocjonalne i odpowiednie narzędzia do uruchomienia tego procesu, tak aby destrukcyjny klimat, w jakim dorastały, nie ciążył dłużej ani nad nimi, ani nad ich własnymi dziećmi. DR SUSAN FORWARD jest terapeutką, wykładowczynią i autorką o międzynarodowej renomie. Napisała między innymi dwa bestsellery z list „New York Times” – „Dlaczego on nie kocha, a ona szaleje za nim” oraz „Toksyczni rodzice” – a także „Toksyczne namiętności”, „Szantaż emocjonalny”, „Gdy twój partner łże jak pies” i „Toksyczni teściowie”. Prowadzi prywatną praktykę, współpracuje także jako terapeutka, instruktorka i konsultantka z wieloma placówkami psychiatrycznymi i medycznymi z terenu południowej Kalifornii. Wystąpiła w ponad 300 programach telewizyjnych i radiowych, a przez sześć lat miała też własną audycję o ogólnokrajowym zasięgu na falach ABC. Więcej informacji oraz porad online można znaleźć na jej stronie internetowej: www.susanforward.com

The Seven Deadly Sins

Author: Steven Schwartz
Publisher: Gramercy
ISBN:
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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!